Color Pop!

I was looking through for all my favorite designers runway shows and whenever I happen to find an outfit I like, I click and save. I noticed a pattern of saving the brightly colored outfits and the very on trend color blocking so I went looking for outfits that I could wear without the designer price tag.  Here’s what I loved from the runway:

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And my “real life” picks!  Clothing wise I think I can only stick with one bright color per outfit.  I might not be bold enough to do too many bright colors at once.

Herve Leger V-Neck Bandage Dress
I’m late to jump on the bandage dress bandwagon and although I don’t totally love the look of bandage dresses, I love the color and the longer length of this one.
Trina Turk Carousel Dress
Perfect! Hot pink top with a patterned bottom is something I would try to do with separate pieces but I like that this is just built into one.
Trina Turk Coley Blouse
Or just the hot pink blouse is so pretty.   I think I would pair this with a floral skirt.
Ralph Lauren Long Sleeve Sweater
Not a huge orange person but this neon orange is kind of calling to me.  You wouldn’t have to add much more to your outfit than this sweater as it would be all that people would notice!

Diane von Furstenberg Bairly Louche Silk Dress
I love love the effortless look of this dress.  I can see it paired with gold jewelry and my gold Miu Miu sandals.

Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse
This just has my name all over it.  I would wear this with jeans, skirts, shorts, dress it up for work, dress it down for dinner.  The perfect little blouse!  (it’s in my cart right now, waiting to be checked out) 🙂

Diane von Furstenberg Reara Two-Tone Dress
This one might be the closest I come to mixing two bright colors.  I love the two colors separately and wouldn’t have put them together but it just looks so cute on this dress.

I’ve always loved bright shoes and they are the easiest way to add just the right amount of personality to your outfit.  I guarantee if you went out in any of these shoes, people would notice you!
Dolce & Gabbana Floral Satin Platform Sandal
A great shoe paired with a LBD

I love the thought of these purple pumps popping out underneath your flare/wide leg jeans.  Just the right amount of color pop!

So similar to the Elizabeth and James Mason pump, don’t you think? I love the deep purple suede.

Steve Madden Scandall Heels
Blue shoes are a lot more versatile than you’d think!  I wear my blue shoes a lot and these ones would go perfectly with so many summery dresses.

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Satin Pump
I think you all know this Manolo if you are a SATC fan but I’ve never seen it in this pretty coral color.  Would be such a fabulous shoe for a bride!

Ah, pink pumps are a favorite of mine.  I think you’ve seen mine quite a few times, most recently here, and I actually do plan outfits around my pink shoes!

And lastly, you can’t forget about the handbags.  I’m obsessed with trying to find a blue or pink bag.  I have my Rebecca Minkoff clutch that I’ve been carrying a lot but I want something like the blue Prada in the collage I put together above.  I just love the color and the shape.  The pink and black striped Prada clutch in the lower right corner is a current fave as well.  Below are some of the picks that I’m loving that are in a better price range than the Prada bags!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha Shoulder Bag
Very similar to my MbMJ Petal to the Metal bag but in a much more fun color!  I love all my MbMJ bags, they are so durable, I toss them around and treat them terribly because I frequently travel with them and they get quite abused at the security scanners but they still look fab!

Marc Jacobs The Single Bag
I’ve been coveting this little bag for quite some time.  The quilting and the pink!  I adore!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Quilted Flap Shoulder Bag
But this little quilted bag is quite adorable too right?

Dooney & Bourke Medium Framed Compartment Bag
I don’t own any frame bags but I’ve fallen in love with quite a few this past few seasons.  I just saw this one and couldn’t take my eyes off of it.  This bag is so on trend this season but I think it would last through many more years as well without looking outdated.
Are you finding yourself adding a lot more color to your wardrobe than usual this season as well?  Have you tried out the color blocking trend yet?  I might give it a whirl in a future lookbook!  Oh and if you need a bit of inspiration, Kileen over at Cute and Little does a Color Brigade post every week where she and other fabulous ladies post their most fabulous, colorful outfits.  I plan on joining one soon and you guys should too! 🙂

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  • Twenty.Something
    March 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    This is probably my favorite trend! It just makes me so happy… I love bright colors. All great picks and I especially love the Ted Baker shoes!

  • Alexandria
    March 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Those are stunning. I love color, and these just scream spring/summer. And the Dooney bag is to die for. Love it.

  • House of Hemingway
    March 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    You hit the nail on the head again! I noticed most of the inspiration board is Prada. I too loved the collection. I expect to see lots of stripes this summer. BTW, on the Dooney purse, I love it. I thought that the brand was a bit outdated (though I still have a few products from 10 years ago) But their latest designs are proving to be contemporary and yet classy. I'm totally digging them again 🙂

  • Lily
    March 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    How fun…love all the fun brights this season. Really loving that little pink Marc Jacobs bag!


  • kileen
    March 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    all the color that is popping up this spring makes me absolutely giddy! i love the fun colors and it seems like there are no rules to how they're mixed and matched. i'm loving your Rebecca Minkoff clutch and need to add more colorful purses to my collection!

    oh, and thank you so much for the Color Brigade shout-out. isn't it so much fun to see everyone's colors? 🙂

    cute & little

  • Lisa
    March 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    omg tiffany i love this post.. i use to be the type to dress in head to toe black.. but recently i've been inspired by all the colors on the runway so i've been TRYING.. the operative word is trying to incorporate color into my wardrobe.. i love all your picks!! especially those D&G shoes.. hot damn those would spice up any pencil skirt haha.

    omg if you guys are ever in the bay area let me know.. would so love to meet up with you!

  • WendyB
    March 30, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    That pink and orange Prada dress is totally stuck in my mind.

  • Alexa
    March 31, 2011 at 12:56 am

    All the bright colors just make me smile. I love this trend!

  • Stephie
    March 31, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I absolutely love the DVF dress and orange/purple dress. Great inspiration, now I just need to find the pieces 🙂

  • cryskay
    April 1, 2011 at 2:19 am

    amazing picks and such vibrant colors, i love! who makes that first blue tote bag? its gorg!! actually that dooney and burke is as well. i couldn't believe it was d&b! pleasantly surprised. xx

  • herwaisechoice
    April 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Great picks, Tiffany! All the colour everywhere makes me a very happy girl 🙂

    By the way, since you are clicking and saving so much, I really recommend! It's basically an online catalogue of everything you see that you like online and you can make different categories to suit your tastes. I love it and I think you would too! Let me know if you need an invite and I'd be happy to send one to you 🙂


  • D'jamy
    April 4, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Hey Tiffany, great minds do think alike 🙂 Every since Gucci and Jil Sander runaways for SS 2011 that I have been meaning to write a post on colour block, I just loveeeee this trend 🙂

    Great post as always 😉