Color Your World: 5 Trendy Color-Coordinated Styles That Will Change Your Mood

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Every spring, fashion pushes past dull, dreary neutrals like charcoal or overly vampy colors like dark eggplant. Vibrant color palettes become trendy. Just like the sunny, uplifting weather of a spring afternoon, bright colors can change your mood (and the moods of the people around you) for the positive.

Here are some of the hottest colors in fashion for Spring 2011 like Orange, Hot Pink, and Tiffany Blue to change your mood, freshen up your wardrobe, and keep you on trend.

1. Orange

Orange is a creative color that is both energetically stimulating as it is respect-provoking. Unlike its cousin color, red, orange creates passion but maintains boundaries. This makes orange a great color to wear to work or on a first date when you want to show your enthusiasm without seeming out of line.

It’s also been scientifically proven that looking at the color orange releases adrenalin in your body. Just wearing something orange will be like a caffeine jolt to the people around you.

Marc by Marc Jacobs orange snakeskin hobo:

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Diane Von Furstenberg faded orange slouchy dress:

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Kate Spade pop-art bangle:

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Pour La Victoire muted orange wedges:

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American Apparel Neon Orange nail polish:

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2. Hot Pink

Hot pink is a flirtatious, confident and energy-producing color that suggests you are ready to innocently play–at naughty games.

Pink is also one of the most flattering colors against the skin and it produces a sense of calm in children. A deep, vibrant hot pink is also the sign of an individualistic, performative nature. Want to be in the spotlight? Throw on some hot pink and watch everyone flock to you!

Max & Chloe hot pink smiley bracelet:

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Blee Inara hot pink evil eye necklace:

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Hot pink & metallic Christian Louboutin heels:

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Rebbeca Minkoff snakeskin embossed leather clutch

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Naveen bombshell dress:

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3. White

As is common knowledge, white suggests purity, cleanliness, and innocence. Psychologically, it refreshes the eyes and subsequently the mind. If you are wearing white, anyone looking at you will be rejuvenated and relaxed by your presence.

White is also nurturing; in meditative practices, you are asked to surround yourself with a white light afterwards for protection. Wearing white also bounces off the negative energy.

White Market capped glass pearl necklace:

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Joe’s white cigarette jeans:

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Cutesy white tee from Anthropologie:

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Modern Vintage white wedge:

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4. Tiffany Blue

There is a good reason why Hindu yogic philosophy believes the color blue stimulates the throat chakra; psychologically, blue stimulates clarity and communication. Physically, it reduces nervousness. If there was ever a great time to tell it like it is, that would be when you are under the grand influences of the most diplomatic color in the wheel–blue.

Not only will wearing blue help you say all the right things the right way, but it will also make other people inspired to talk to you, so it’s a great social color.

Corset-topped printed pants from Pixie Market:

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Niagara dress from Pin-Up Girl Clothing :

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Tiffany blue lined straw tote from Tiffany & Co:

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China Glaze “For Audrey” nail polish:

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5. Neutrals

You might be thinking, “How are neutrals a color?” But the silky-sweet brownish peaches and cocoa-greys of spring are not your average hum-drums neutrals. Light peaches and browns emphasize empathy, harmony, and stability.

Wearing these spring neutrals will help you feel grounded without feeling too bogged down– you can keep your eye on the prize in the sky and your feet on the earth.

Pixie Market sheer chiffon top:

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Beige floral dress from Finders Keep:

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Kenneth Jay Lane wooden bangle:

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Butter London Tea With The Queen nail polish:

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Marc Jacobs lace-up neutral color block wedges:

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  • What is your favorite color to wear and how does it make you feel? Let us know in the comments!
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