In the Fall 2012 runway color wars, purple managed to be a clear winner. We saw the royal hue popping up in collections across the globe, from Zero + Maria Cornejo to Prada to Saint Laurent, and no matter the exact shade or intensity, it proved to be an attention-getting color palette for the season. While purple is one of those hues that looks great on everyone, it's understandable that you wouldn't want to go head-to-toe Grimace (ed note: we love Grimace). Get in on the trend in small doses with a pretty purple silk top, or a printed skirt that incorporates the color — then pair it with your favorite black basics. To get you started, we've rounded up 13 purple pieces that are sure to make you stand out this season.
Cobalt is definitely the color of the moment, and 11 celebs showcased various ways to work the eye-catching hue into our color palettes. From suits to jackets and flirty frocks, cobalt is a bold hue that fuses well itself with neutrals as well as other colors. If you are on the hunt for a playful cobalt dress like Irina Shayk, printed cobalt like Olivia Palermo, or prefer to accessorize with just a pop of brilliance like Alice Eve, we are sure you'll fall in love with this bright blue. See how these 11 A-listers rocked this bold hue, then shop our picks to find your favorite cobalt pieces and unleash your inner trendsetter.
Thanks in part to Phoebe Philo at Celine and Hannah MacGibbon at Chloe, tan plays a prevalent role in this Fall's wardrobe staples. Wear it head-to-toe for a modern monochromatic palette, as in Zara's September lookbook, above left, or style one statement piece — like the Isabel Marant leather biker jacket seen above — with bright red accompaniments for maximum pop.
Left to right: Zara's September 2010 lookbook, Isabel Marant Keni Biker Jacket ($2,395), Mulberry Alexa Sparkle Tweed Leather Bag ($1,250), Opening Ceremony Western Mules ($440), Chloé Knitted Wool Skirt ($490)
We talked to a few buyers and showroom reps about our noticing that acid green has cropped up in more than one place for Spring 08. A color like this, admittedly, doesn't lend itself to an all-out craze. The fact is, acid green is appearing as much as it ever will, on everything from accessories to frocks. It's a good time for the fad, if you look at the rest of what's appearing on the palate for Spring 08. Nudes especially are an appropriate compliment to acid green, and there are few colors you can say that about. A really nice representation of this color trend, which may convince you that it's not so bad after all, is Jenny Yuen's handbag range for Spring 08. It's something we need to take in doses, and that's perfectly fine for fashion.