No matter your silhouette preference — one-piece, halter, bandeau, Brazilian-cut — there's nothing cuter than a bold, bright swimsuit on tan skin (or pale skin, for that matter).You can get your fix with neon hues, vibrant and colorblocked separates, and sexy one-pieces in psychedelic prints. To get you started, we've rounded up 15 suits that are sure to stop traffic and turn heads this Summer. Click through to shop them all now.
Admittedly, it's easy to fall back on a neutral daytime palette and cool monochromatic schemes for nights out, but Spring fever has got us singing a different tune. Let's drop the chromophobia (read: fear of color) and put bright hues on blast. With celebs like Nicole Richie, Rachel Bilson, and Nina Dobrev donning their version of vibrancy, we can use their brilliant looks to jump-start the styling inspiration. From cobalt-blue blazers and colorblocked heels to slick saffron-hued frocks and neon-infused sandals, we've got the best and biggest update on how to wear your brights at work, on the weekend, and out on the town. Click through to see over 60 pieces worth your reinvented color wheel now.
There's an easy way to beat the Winter doldrums — and it doesn't involve a tanning bed. A cold-weather pick-me-up is as easy as adding a dose of electric color to your look. And if you think megawatt color is strictly seasonal, let these trendsetters challenge your old assumptions. We've spotted celebs stepping out in bold brights on suits, à la Blake Lively in cobalt Elie Saab separates, little dresses, like Nikki Reed's neoprene number, and on everyday basics — we're looking at you Nicole Richie. Each look has inherent statement quality, even if it's just a simple popover, thanks to its standout hue. The key is finding a bright that flatters you best — then shop our megawatt color options to channel the trend on just about anything.
From Prabal Gurung's hot-pink flared pants to Yigal Azrouël's cobalt ankle-crop trousers, brights were seen everywhere on the Fall runways. However, we all know models make wearing the trend look a lot easier than it really is, so we asked Fab reader Stefanie to show us how she works her brights for Fall. Needless to say, the cutie, who also has her own cool fashion-meets-DIY blog dubbed The Style Safari, took the challenge with fashion fervor, creating five enviable outfits based on a pair of Zara Yellow Seamed Trousers ($60). After seeing this, we plan on heading to the nearest Zara to grab a pair of bright pants for ourselves. Ready to get inspired? Check out the slideshow to see all of her looks, and why she loves each outfit.
We saw the microtrends brewing earlier this Spring — Prada's stripes, Christopher Kane's neon, Gucci's colorblocking, and J.Crew's color-injected collections for Spring and Summer. It was all building toward a major color moment. Now, as we consider the spectrum of ways to wear color, we're garnering style inspiration from a slew of celebrities who make it work. From Rachel Roy's crisp color-coded separates to Olivia Palermo's statement dress, click through for 15 ways to wear your brights and get your color on.
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With the exception of my neon green Blackberry case, I generally tend to steer clear of super bright hues. Instead, I gravitate toward a softer, muted palette—one that I find more flattering against my blond, pale-ish coloring, and one that isn't so, well, LOUD. However, this season's penchant for brights (along with Jil Sanders' awesomely blinding SS2011 collection), has me currently dreaming in Technicolor. And while I'm not sure that I'll ever be brave enough to sport a shocking orange t-length paper bag skirt, I've found a few ways to incorporate neon in a slightly less intimidating sort of way.
Pleasure Doing Business neon green 5 Bandage Skirt, $88, revolveclothing.com; Narrow Leather belt (various colors), $18, urbanoutfitters.com
Silk Safari Shorts, $88, madewell.com; Mara Hoffman neon bikini, $78/$74, madewell.com
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The weather in NYC yesterday was unseasonably warm and quite sunny. Walking down West 19th street in the afternoon wind, I had a sudden and violent urge to don bright colors and a bold pattern or two — at the same time. As the dirty snow piles get smaller and smaller, my visions of cherry blossoms and green leaves become more and more vivid. The punchy stripes at Prada's Spring/Summer 2011 show really revved my sartorial engines, and finding some choice horizontal lines in shades of fuchsia and jade is high on my Spring must list.
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>> Spring is still a couple months away, but there's no reason you can't start integrating its key trends into your wardrobe right now. Brights were seen all over the runway from designers like Jil Sander, Prada, and Lanvin. Pull off the look now with a bright top paired with dark tan skinnies and a cozy streamlined coat to add a cool and colorful pop to your Winter repertoire.
Pucci was born to be wild. Even the name is fun to say. Matthew Williamson has since departed the house, but what he left was a sizzling Summer collection. Green and blue psychedelic prints abound, with the occasional flirtatious burst of pink. Then there's the one technicolor surprise that has already inspired a party outfit. All these worn by one flexible model has me wondering: Is it Summer yet?
Kudos to Kate Beckinsale for going all neon like with her louder-than-loud Marc Jacobs handbag. Not one to challenge fashion in her day-to-day, Kate works this bold look aright. When the sun is shining, but you want your bag to shine brighter, keep the rest of your look simple and chic. Dark denim, black and grey are perfect backdrops for a neon bag that screams for attention.