Wake up your wardrobe
with bright, color-blocked
styles, from abstract
dresses to neon bags
ABOVE: Neutral tones can keep brights in check — and keep anyone from mistaking you for a circus you-know-what. Try Matthew Ames’ khaki top and yellow skirt ($495 and $475, Hu’s Wear, 2906 M St. NW; 202-342- 2020) with a robin’s egg blue leather belt ($54, Anthropologie), Cole Haan green bag and blue platform sandals ($248 and $228, Cole Haan, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean, VA; 703-506-2115) and a Herve Van Der Straeten cuff ($965, Neiman Marcus).
“The brighter the better. It’s the Crayola spectrum:
cerulean, crisp yellow, nothing muted,” says
Liberty Jones, PR manager for Neiman Marcus at
Mazza Gallerie. “It’s a modern, adventurous trend.
People want something that’s dramatic.”