Trend alert: How to wear coral

Dec 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Coral is a pinkish-orange shade that arrived on the fashion scene in a big way in the spring of 2009 and it hasn't left since. If you still haven't gotten into the coral trend, here are some easy ways to wear it.

Coral beads

Coral with beige

Instead of head-to-toe coral, wear one coral piece to break up a beige outfit. You can pair a coral skirt with a beige or cream top and add a beige cardigan, or wear a bold coral bracelet with a camel suit or dress.

Coral pumpsCoral with gray

Gray is a fabulous color choice for winter instead of always wearing black. Liven up a gray outfit by adding coral shoes, a coral bag or beaded coral necklace. Gray-coral is a combination that can be worn all year round.

Coral on your lips

Coral isn't just hot in fashion, it's big in makeup too. Trade out your favorite red lipstick and nail color for a coral one instead. Coral can range from light and peachy to deep and vibrant. Hang out at the makeup counter and find the right coral for your skin tone.

>> Check out these coral lipsticks

More color tips

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Where to wear red other than your lips
Use color to make yourself look thinner

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