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Trending Tuesday – #springcolors

If the world of alicia was the internet #springcolors would totally be trending. I’m so ready to embrace color! I’ve been sporting a lot of soft shades (as seen here) but things are warming up and so should my tones! Maybe it has to do with the fact that all my spring and summer items are still in the attic so I’m working with what I have in my year round closet… but it’s time to bust out the color. Here are some trendy colors for this spring!

1. Citron

Citron for Spring

Citron for Spring

Anything from cheery lemon yellow to neon lime is in the citron category.  Which means your options are good!  This color is super easy to wear because all you need is a pop!  Or go mega watt like may favorite look from last summer (see here).  I love it paired with light grey and white but it looks good with everything from bright blue to navy to tan to black to even pink!  On my wish list, this mark. Bright Inside Tote with it’s citron lining!

Citron Trend featured in the new arrivals from mark.

Citron Trend featured in the new arrivals from mark.

mark. Bright Inside Tote

mark. Bright Inside Tote

 

2.  Pastels

Pastel Blue for Spring

Pastel Blue for Spring

What spring doesn’t include pastels?  This year the water colored pastels seem to be more trending so your aquamarines, periwinkle, robin egg blue, seawater green, etc.  These pair really well with tans and beige’s, which a toasted almond kind of shade seems to be THE neutral color hot for spring.

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

Pastels and Toasted Almond

Pastels and Toasted Almond

3.  Tangerine

Tangerine Lips with mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini

Tangerine Lips with mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini

I think this ties right in with the citron trends, a bright citrus orange with red undertones makes Tangerine a must.  It looks great on pretty much every skin tone and brings out your just developing tan.  Try it anchored with black for a punch of color.  It’s also great in a lip shade.  I’ve been sporting mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Coraltini.  It’s definitely a super wearable tangerine lip that for only $11 you can wear the trend at a super low investment.

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mark. In The Swim Of Things and Taking Sides Skirt for the Tangerine Trend

mark. In The Swim Of Things and Taking Sides Skirt for the Tangerine Trend

 

4. Marsala 

Pantone Color for Spring 2015 Marsala

Pantone Color for Spring 2015 Marsala

Marsala was the Pantone color for spring 2015.  I’m not huge on this shade but pair it with these other hot trending shades and it’s a great pallet!  With the 90’s resurgence we can see why this mauve shade is super popular.

Wear the trend with Avon and mark. Beauty

Wear the trend with Avon and mark. Beauty

 

5.  Pineapples 

Pineapple Prints for Spring

Pineapple Prints for Spring

Ok, ok, so pineapples aren’t a color but this graphic print is so hot right now (said like Zoolander).  You’ll see this print pop up on everything to tanks to bags to dresses to flip flops!  My favorite right now are these LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s flip flops in a cute pineapple print but they’re not on the website yet, I’ve only seen them in store.  Ultimately I want those freaking Lilly Pulitzer for Target ones but I doubt I’ll find them returned in my size, or online for a reasonable resell price.  Oh well…

Lilly For Target Pineapple Sandals

Lilly For Target Pineapple Sandals

What spring colors have you been sporting lately?  Be sure to check back tomorrow for Jill from my Sweet Obsession and I’s tips on styling spring colors!

Orange Is The New Black

Summer Orange Maxi With Flats and Gold Accents

Summer Orange Maxi With Flats and Gold Accents

Have you been bing watching Orange Is The New Black?  The second season was released just in time for summer vacation bing watching… can you say staycation!?  I may not be wearing an orange jumpsuit but this orange maxi is the next best thing!  Orange is having a major moment in the world of Alicia (as seen here).  I’ve replaced my go-to black pieces with this bright cheery color.  Its the perfect bright summer color that looks great on almost anyone and look really good with a tan and gold accents!  Instead of a standard black maxi go with an orange maxi!  I picked up this dress for $5… yes $5! at H&M.  It was a little shapeless but I knew it would be perfect for accessorizing.  It also is short enough to wear with flats!  When you’re only 5′ that’s a big deal because sometimes a maxi and flats is just a functional, must-have type of outfit.

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Brooks Brothers Orange and Linen Flats

Brooks Brothers Orange and Linen Flats

I had these linen and orange leather trimmed flats from Brooks Brothers that really added a little luxe to an otherwise thrifty maxi.  To also luxe up the look shiny gold sunglasses, jewelry and belt!  The gilded accents really play off the warm coloring of orange and make this look chic for summer.

Coach Sunglasses With Gold Stems

Coach Sunglasses With Gold Stems

The straight lines of this dress really does not help a curvy figure.  One of the biggest appeals of maxi dresses are their lengthening and slimming effect.  A straight cut like this one on a curvy figure does the opposite by tenting out and making me appear bigger than I am.  That’s when a belt becomes your best friend!  Just adding a slim metallic wrap belt like this mark. Cross Over Belt completely transforms the look and makes it way more flattering.  Tie it all together with a gold cuff from Buckle and my Avon Signature Watch and I’ve got a easy summer look thats both functional and flattering.

Orange and Gold for Summer

Orange and Gold for Summer

An easy summer outfit needs easy summer makeup.   Let the freckles shine through by only adding a touch of concealer, bronzer on cheeks (mark. Island Beauty Pallet, reviewed here.) and a swipe of metallic blue liquid liner (mark. On The Edge Eyeliner in Blue Chrome) with a killer voluminous mascara (Avon Aero Volume Mascara).  A little mark. All Butter Now Lip Butter on my lips and I’m good to go!  You can get the look at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

Make orange your new black this summer!  It looks especially oh so summery with gold accents, metallic blue liner and freckles.  What orange pieces are you looking to add or already love?