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Boost your spring wardrobe with color

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

Spring fashions pop with color

If you find yourself in a fashion rut, break free by adding colorful pieces to your wardrobe this spring. From bold yellow handbags to gorgeous green dresses to pretty pink shoes, you will find an assortment of vibrant shades to wear this season.
Spring dress

Nanette Lepore Escapade dress

Say hello to yellow

Yellow is a warm, cheerful color that most people find uplifting, but many don't dare to wear. When Pantone named "Mimosa" as the Color of the Year for 2009, you just had to know that yellow fashions would be hitting the runways and local boutiques. From bold bright yellow to pale hues, you will be certain to find a yellow that you love.

This Nanette Lepore canary yellow dress is so flirty and feminine. This lightweight dress features ruffles around the collar and a tie at the waist. You can wear this dress just about anywhere. Add a pair of beaded thong sandals to finish off the look.

If you want to add some oomph to some of your plain ensembles, pick up a yellow handbag. This Michael Kors crossbody bag is a versatile choice for every day wear. You can order it from Macy's for $248.

Donna Rico strapless dress

Gorgeous green

Green is a nuturing, earthy color that is closely associated with spring and new growth. This season turn over a new leaf by adding green fashions to your wardrobe. If you normally find yourself wearing neutrals, jazz things up a bit with green.

Headed to a spring party? Get this green taffeta bubble dress from Donna Ricco. This frock would be a great choice if you are invited to an afternoon garden wedding this spring. It's price at $168 right now at Nordstrom.

If you can't quite get into green, try playing around with green accessories. There are some splendid spring handbags available in all shades of green. This soft leather hobo from Dooney & Bourke offers a simple shape and lots of style.

Pretty in pink

Pink is feminine and flirty. Year after year, pink is a top color choice in fashion for spring. From pale baby pink to deep fuchsia, pretty pinks can be essential in your spring wardrobe.

Kate Unger ruffled dressThis Kay Unger ruffled dress comes in a medium shade of rose pink. It features a keyhole neckline that is lined with romantic ruffles. This sleeveless silk dress is priced at $328 right now at Nordstrom. The ruched waist and A-line skirt make this dress a figure-flattering choice. 

Hot pink sandals from Tory Burch can really pack a punch. These sandals would look fantastic with a black dress or even your summer whites. They feature glossy patent leather and goldtone hardware. You can get these flat sandals for $195 at Neiman Marcus.

Don't be afraid to experiment with color this spring. Colorful tie dye looks, black and white geometric prints and of course, vibrant florals will all be popular. If you want to get out of a fashion rut, infuse your spring wardrobe with a pop of color.

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