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Spring color: What's your shade?

This spring and summer, colors are colliding as never before. From pastels to bolds and even neons, this season's fashion options are looking bright, several Oklahoma City area fashion experts say.
BY LINDA MILLER Modified: April 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm •  Published: April 15, 2013

Color seems to wrap up this fashion season in a pretty package.

Soft tints, bold brights and electric neons wash over shaped jackets, lace, laser cuts, cropped skinny jeans, snakeskin prints, ankle-strap sandals, chunky necklaces, slim clutches and leather.

Color is the trend that layers over all the other trends this spring and summer, said Eden Turrentine, manager for Liberte at Classen Curve.

Bright colors, including emerald green, Pantone's Color of 2013, get much of the attention. Green and red are important, but Turrentine said women are slipping into yellow and cobalt blue.

“Black combined with cobalt blue is so strong,” she said.

Even in New York, where black reigns, women are welcoming cobalt as their favorite bright.

“Of course, being in this part of the country, we embrace bright color more easily than anyplace else,” she said.

And this season, there's more color to embrace, from bold purple, poppy, green, turquoise, yellow and tangerine to mint green, blue and coral pastels to glow-in-the-dark pink and orange neon. Depending on your color comfort level, you can rock it in a yellow jacket or just tiptoe into the trend with sandals or an enamel bracelet.

“Colors almost have electricity to them. They're so intense and pigmented. Really rich and deep,” Turrentine said.

“Colors are being used in a very powerful way, almost in the way you wear black. … Usually color is used in a very pretty way. I'm not saying it's not pretty, but it's being used more in a power aspect.”

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