Color Crush: Blush

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Somewhere between petal pink and peachy beige, blush hues are the sophisticated counterpart to winter white.  Whether paired with black leather, white or juxtaposed against brights, this muted neutral feels fresh, optimistic and even reminiscent of sunny days to come.  Especially loving it worn monochrome below (P.S. check out that gorge Sophie Hulme envelope clutch, the mini version is on sale at farfetch here–tempting)!

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*Photo Credit: Vanessa Jackman // Bittersweet Clorours // Eat.Sleep.Wear // Paris in Four Months // All For Fashion Design // Style Tracker // Stockholm Streetstyle

Currently Coveting: Cobalt

In case you haven’t heard (or noticed), the Pantone color for Spring 2014 is….Dazzingly Blue.  This robust shade of cobalt is the boldest of the muted palette of front runners rounding off Spring’s top ten hues, which includes shades of violet, orchid, orange, freesia, cayenne, sand, and hemlock (a sage green).  Equally at ease with brights and pastels, Spring 2014’s trending tone is one that’s easy to incorporate.  Wear now with rich jewel tones or simple black & white.  Another fail safe option: a cobalt clutch or handbag–it will be a definite go-to, both now and later.

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1. Kate Spade Saturday Collar Shift, here / 2. 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli in Cobalt, here (also love it in medium here) / 3. Felted Wool Coat, here (love this one too)/ 4. Holst + Lee Short Necklace, here / 5. Stella McCartney Wool Mini, here  (another great option here) / 6. Giuseppi Zanotti Leopard Pumps, here

Photo Credit: Love Joo Kim / Phil Oh for Vogue / Stockholm Street Style

Trend Report: Spearmint

While neon hues are making a major comeback in 2012, nothing says Spring like soft pastel shades of mint.  I’m especially loving it paired with red.  Another plus, mint looks great against pale skin…  so key given that it’s still winter!   

Shot at Paris Fashion Week SS 2012, Vogue Brazil Beauty Editor Victoria Ceridono looks lovely in mint.  Her red lips are icing on the cake.  Images via Vanessa Jackman.

Acne Lucille Taffeta Dress available at My Theresa

Rosie Huntington-Whitley in a mint green chloe skirt.

Fashion Editor Julia Sarr Jamois in a spearmint fur in Milan.

Ataui Deng at New York Fashion Week SS 2012.  Love the fur bag against the delicate cotton voile dress.

The lovely Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific can do no wrong in my book.  Here she is looking darling in a mix of pastel shades accented with bright green.