The Colors You Should Be Wearing This Spring

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PANTONE SPRING 2013 REPORT

The colors for Spring 2013, as selected by Pantone.

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MONACO BLUE

3.1 Philip Lim Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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MONACO BLUE

CHANEL Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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MONACO BLUE

Trina Turk Garden Maze Dress at Piperlime

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POPPY RED

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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POPPY RED

Wes Gordon Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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POPPY RED

Shoshanna Lace Sierra Dress at Piperlime

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NECTARINE

Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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NECTARINE

Peter Som Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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NECTARINE

Anthropologie Current/Elliot The Captain Trouser

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TENDER SHOOTS

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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TENDER SHOOTS

3.1 Philip Lim Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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TENDER SHOOTS

Forever 21 Denim Shorts

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LINEN

BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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LINEN

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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LINEN

Pins and Needles Tulle Overlay Halter Dress at Urban Outfitters

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LEMON ZEST

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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LEMON ZEST

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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LEMON ZEST

Forever 21 Self-Tie Wrap Skirt

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DUSK BLUE

Zac Posen Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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DUSK BLUE

Peter Som Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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DUSK BLUE

Donna Morgan Strapless Textured Tulle Dress at Nordstrom

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EMERALD

Lela Rose Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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EMERALD

Marimekko Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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EMERALD

Anthropologie Oillet Blouse

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GRAYED JADE

Christian Dior Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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GRAYED JADE

Wes Gordon Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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GRAYED JADE

C.Luce Tassle Dress at Piperlime

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AFRICAN VIOLET

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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AFRICAN VIOLET

Guy Laroche Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

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AFRICAN VIOLET

Madewell Pleated Silk Dress in Pansy

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Each year, Pantone releases a report (more like a prediction) for the colors that will be popular each season. For Spring 2013, they were a bright and fun bunch, and we're so excited that our favorite season is finally here, so we can start wearing them!

From "Poppy Red" to "Monaco Blue" there are some colors that will work on everyone (who doesn't love navy?) and some that only few of us will be able to pull off. "Tender Shoots" is a bright, almost neon green, and while it's fun - might be best worn in a funky summer dress or as shorts rather than a full outfit. Small doses!

These colors were selected carefully, and many designers embraced them on the runway. We've pulled some of the looks from the runways, as well as an item in each color so that you can wear it yourself. Invest in "Dusk Blue" and "Grayed Jade" for sure - ok, we're biased: those are our favorites!

Now, as you may have expected, there are a few colors we do not recommend for Spring. Black, brown and grey may seem obvious don'ts to you, but far too many women bring their drab winter wardrobes into spring with them. It's okay to wear black, brown and grey alongwith your lighter tones, of course, just try to steer clear of wearing too much of them.

If you're going to grab your black leather jacket, throw it on over a pretty floral dress. And dress up those grey skinny jeans with a bright top, not the black t-shirt you may have been reaching for. If you feel the need to wear a darker color, go with navy! It's versatile and Spring-appropriate.

Fun fact: The ranking of the Pantone colors as they were used on the Spring 2013 runways:
  1. Monaco Blue, used by 13.2% of designers
  2. Dusk Blue, used by 12.6% of designers
  3. Emerald, used by 11.9% of designers
  4. Grayed Jade, used by 11.3% of designers
  5. Linen, used by 10.7% of designers
  6. Poppy Red, used by 10.1% of designers
  7. African Violet, used by 9.4% of designers
  8. Tender Shoots, used by 7.5% of designers
  9. Lemon Zest, used by 6.9% of designers
  10. Nectarine, used by 6.4% of designers

Click through the gallery above to see Spring 2013's best colors, and how you can get them for yourself!

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