How to Freshen Up Your Look for Spring


Spring has arrived, so it's time to add a little punch to your wardrobe.
Spring has arrived, so it's time to add a little punch to your wardrobe.
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Spring is in the air, and as the temperatures get warmer, it's only natural to feel the urge to shed your winter cocoon and lighten – and brighten – your appearance. Fortunately, color is everywhere this season, so it's easy to freshen up your look with a pop of color.

The color experts at Pantone Color Institute have declared tangerine as the color of spring 2012, bringing with it a jolt of energy, optimism, and enthusiasm. Shades of the juicy orange can be found everywhere, from classic clothing and workout wear to accessories and cosmetics. Other important colors include vibrant yellow and soft blue, green, and pink [source: Pantone Color Institute].

Feminine looks are taking a front seat this season, taking a cue from looks of the '20s, '50s, and '60s. Hippie and "festival" looks from the seventies are also making their mark, in the shape of maxi skirts, blouses with bows, and straight hair with a center part.

Read on and learn more about the trends that are hot this spring in fashion, hair, accessories, and makeup. Then, choose the looks that are right for you and your lifestyle. Why not? The world is your runway!