10 Back to School Fashion Tips for 2012


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Color Your Closet
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin embraces the neon-bright trend at the 2012 People's Choice Awards.
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin embraces the neon-bright trend at the 2012 People's Choice Awards.
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Winter fashion often means neutral tones -- browns, blacks, gray and off-whites -- but for 2012, designers are jazzing things up with color, so be prepared to get blinded when you go to the mall. Tangerine, bright blues, pink and purple are just a few of the colors you'll see on the racks in 2012. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin took this style tip to heart, appearing in a hot pink dress at a celebrity event.

While you may like Goodwin's all-over splash of color, you don't have to dive into a paint can to be in style -- you can accomplish a lot by using trendy separates. Spice things up with brightly colored accessories like a belt, scarf or shoes. Colorize your ensemble by putting a bright orange sweater with your black pants or a purple oversized top with your gray leggings. Brightly colored pants (including denim) are another big fashion trend for 2012, so pair a neutral top with your eye-popping pants. Winter may be the season of snowy landscapes and gray, drizzly days, but these splashes of color will keep things radiant until we see the sun in spring!