It's not just the bright color wash we love from Spring '11 runways like Jil Sander and Burberry, the warm tones from Chloé's resort 2012 collection, or the saturated hues from the pages J.Crew's catalogs — it's the smart play between them that's the real kicker. Fantastic on their own but powerful in the right mix, saturated color makes for a chic statement that doesn't require trend-driven pieces. Sharp pairs like kelly green and bubble-gum pink or a subtle mix of rust and peach play together in a totally fresh way. If you've feared experimentation on your own, we've garnered the inspiration and the key pieces for your color-coded play. Click through for five ways to try it now, from the closets of celebs like Olivia Palermo to the resort collection from Chloé.
Color Coded: 5 Unexpected Combos to Try Now