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We have been talking about the bright colour trend for a while now, and while this IS about colour for Spring/Summer 2012, these are less neon, and more pastel and sorbet. Pretty blues, soft lemon yellows, coral pink, cotton candy pink, even some reds and greens will make your wardrobe transition much easier.
If you work in an office, take note of this trend as it's very easy to forget about your handbag (you don't carry it with you while you work!) - you may not realize how an out-of-season handbag can actually pull down your whole outfit. Those new season florals, pretty shift dresses and fun pleats need to be paired with something other than that "favourite" black handbag you have been carrying around for the past year. And while off-white and neutrals are practical for spring & summer, one of these new season colours will add an instant lift to your look. The palette is extensive, so just choose your favourite!
For casual and weekend wear, these colours can be mixed and matched immediately - even something as simple as your favourite jeans and white tee will look more styling with a yellow handbag. And it's worthy of mention that a major handbag paired with a very casual outfit is a favourite look of many a fashionista! The selection below includes an assortment of price ranges and most minimalist styles - brands to consider include 3.1 Phillip Lim, See by Chloe, Rebecca Minkoff, to name a few!