Spring 2013 Trends Series Part 2

Bright colours continue to be on trend this spring. Green is the particular colour chosen by those "trend forecasting" folks over at Pantone. Especially the bright emerald green. But  if you aren't a fan of green there are a lot of other options available. There are also lots of soft pastels and what I call candy shop pastels cause they are just a bit sweeter than normal.

Bold jewel coloured clothes continue to grace the Fall 2013 runway as well, so the right item in the right shape for you, can last in your closet for several (or more) seasons.

Lets start with that bold emerald green which makes a great spring topper that will surely keep those April rains away - right? This class style Fuchs Schmitt Emerald Trench ($395) should be a bold addition to your wardrobe for years to come -  available at Toni + online or their boutique at The Bay Downtown Vancouver (they currently have a promotion which could save you $50 on outerwear)

Fuchs Schmitt at Toni+

Or you could pick a bold red blouse for the office, like this silk version with scarf from Vancouver designer Jacqueline Conoir ($195). I like how this blouse plays a bit on a men's wear theme. Kind of like an old fashioned dandy.

Red Silk Blouse Front

Or pick a pretty dress in a colour, like this yellow Vancouver designed and manufactured Simone peplum dress from Plum ($129).

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If you feeling extra bold you can combine a couple of bright colour together. For example this outfit which pairs red skimmers from Plum ($120 - currently all yoga jeans coloured skimmers are $25 off until April 7th), a coloured scarf and a bold yellow purse.

Red Skimmers from Plum

For those who love pastels there is a lot of pick from this year.  Vancouver designer Nicole Bridger is known for doing lovely neutral and pastels in her designs. This spring is no different.  Tencel twill Liberty shorts in lapis ($102), Truth blouse in desert ($128) and Uplifting Jacket in lapis ($143).

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Finally this season has a lot of pastels that feel like they just came out of a candy shop. Anyone remember the Laura Secord mint green and pink chocolates - or where they candies? Anyway, that is what I think of everytime I see these bright candied pastels this spring (and sadly I couldn't find the product on the Laura Secord website).

Vancouver designer Diane Kennedy has added a pointed hem to this Made in Canada Bamboo jersey Wave Tunic in Dawn/pink ($135). Love the bright green heels styled with it. Diane's sizes range from S to 3X and her plus sizes are also available at the Toni+ boutique in The Bay Downtown Vancouver.

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Finally I found a super sweet example of pairing two candy pastels together in this Addition Elle outfit. The mint coloured Super Soft Skinny Jean ($69.99) and Sweet Sorbet Henley Blouse ($49.99).

Mint Skinny Jean and Henley Blouse

What are your favourite colours for this spring? Are you a fan of bold colours, pastels or those fun candy pastels.  I will admit I might need to add a pair of teal skinny jeans to my wardrobe.

And yes, I know I skipped over the neon trend this spring. That is one trend I will NOT be doing again.

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