Spring 2012 Fashion Trend: Brights

The following post is from Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife:

After several years of muted tones being the fashion trend du jour, I’m delighted to announce that the biggest fashion trend this spring is brights!

Brights for Spring

Brights for Spring by jolynneshane

It’s about time, right?

If you’re nervous about wearing brights, here are some quick and easy tips to wearing the trend without looking like a circus clown:

1. Pair brights with neutrals.

The collage I put together above is fun and all, but when you’re putting an outfit together, it’s hard to make several bright pieces work together (although it can be done.) But I recommend combining brights with other neutral items, at least at first. Take a look at this outfit. I’m a huge fan of red jeans right now.

Red Jeans with Navy and White

Red Jeans with Navy and White by jolynneshane

2. Accessorize with brights.

Too shy to try wear a bright top or pants? Dip your toe in this trend by putting one bright accessory with an otherwise ordinary outfit. Take for instance these green shoes. The rest of the outfit is fairly neutral, and the shoes pop.

black tee and jeans

black tee and jeans by jolynneshane

Or try a bright scarf.

Dressed Up Jeans and Tee-Shirt

Dressed Up Jeans and Tee-Shirt by jolynneshane

3. Go big or go home.

If you really want to do it right, go for a bright colored dress. This makes a great statement, and all you need to do is add a few neutral accessories, and you’re good to go!

Brights with gold

Brights with gold by jolynneshane featuring a wrap around dress

Are you excited about the brights trend this spring? How will you wear brights?

Jo-Lynne is a Christ follower, mom blogger, barefoot runner, reluctant chauffeur, amateur photographer and aspiring locavore. She writes the award-winning lifestyle blog, Musings of a Housewife, and is a founder of the Philly Social Media Moms, a vibrant networking group providing community, support and education for 200+ area bloggers.
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