How to Wear Bright Color Combinations Color Coded: 5 Unexpected Combos to Try Now by Hannah Weil 11/7/11 2 Reactions 0 Shares Print 0 0 0 0 0 It's not just the bright color wash we love from Spring '11 runways like Jil Sander and Burberry, the warm tones from Chloé's resort 2012 collection, or the saturated hues from the pages J.Crew's catalogs — it's the smart play between them that's the real kicker. Fantastic on their own but powerful in the right mix, saturated color makes for a chic statement that doesn't require trend-driven pieces. Sharp pairs like kelly green and bubble-gum pink or a subtle mix of rust and peach play together in a totally fresh way. If you've feared experimentation on your own, we've garnered the inspiration and the key pieces for your color-coded play. Click through for five ways to try it now, from the closets of celebs like Olivia Palermo to the resort collection from Chloé. Source: WWD, Getty Pretty Pink + Purple What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The way Elisa Sednaoui pairs her pretty brights reminds us that sometimes two statement colors are better than one. This combination feels especially fresh for Spring and perfect for a statement cocktail ensemble. Get the look: Tibi Silk CDC Long Pleated Skirt ($297) Lauren Merkin Ava Snake-Print Flap Clutch ($163, originally $295) Source: Getty 1 / 5 Bright Poppy + Pink What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bright poppy red has been a favorite of ours all season, but it looks unexpectedly fresh with a pink finish, à la Fearne Cotton. Suit up in something similarly playful with a pop of girly gingham on top and rocker-cool cutoffs on bottom. Get the look: J.Crew Perfect Gingham Cotton Shirt ($72) J Brand Low-Rise Cutoff Shorts ($159) Source: Film Magic 2 / 5 Hot Pink + Orange What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Olivia Palermo usually gives us something to think about, outfit-wise. And ever since we saw the fashion darling in this orangey-bright Victoria Beckham sheath, we've been left trying to re-create the same color impact with citrus hues and a hot pink pop. Get the look: Alloy Curved Hem Tee ($17) Jil Sander High-Waist Maxi Skirt ($349, originally $695) Source: Getty 3 / 5 Rust + Coral What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Straight from Chloe's resort collection, we love the color play between a softer coral palette and a richer rust hue. Extra points when you style it up with buttery leather come Fall. Get the look: Topshop Rust Jersey Wrap Dress ($68) Offhand Belt ($38) Source: WWD 4 / 5 Fuchsia + Green + Pop of Citrus What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 A three-pronged way to execute color play: do it Jil Sander's way and play with bold, neon hues in complementary tones. For Summer, there's nothing brighter than slipping into highlighter-hued shorties and a bright crop top and slipping out the door with a fierce clutch in hand. Get the look: Topshop Embroidered Hot Pink Crop Top ($20, originally $40) Adam Turn-Up Cotton-Blend Shorts ($103, originally $205) Proenza Schouler PS1 Leather Pouchette ($895) Source: Getty 6 / 5 Color Coded: 5 Unexpected Combos to Try Now originally posted on POPSUGAR Style & Trends 0 0 0 0 0 Back to Homepage Comments Read More Summer FashionRunway TrendsTrendsCelebrity Style summer fashion Dear Tights, We're Just Not That Into You 6 hours ago 25 of the Best Classic Black Bikinis to Suit All Body Shapes 6 days ago The Swimsuit That Brings the Beach to You 2 weeks ago You'll Never Believe How Much These Beaded Sandals Cost 2 weeks ago Perfect Maxi Dresses For Lazy Spring Days 2 weeks ago Don't Overlook These Amazing Swimsuits When Buying Your Beachwear 3 weeks ago littlemunchkin 2 years I really want to try this - if not for the fact that I have heard wearing bright colours cheers you up! Im going to start small - with a bag i think!