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Jason Wu for Target

Are you excited for Target’s latest designer collaboration?


Trend: Color Alert

This spring, pink and orange are the colors to wear. Preferably together.

From fuschia, to melon, to coral, to poppy, to papaya — pinks and oranges are “in” in a big way. And what more playful and fun colors to bring in the new season?

One of the best things about these warmer-hued colors is that they pair perfectly with another current trend — neutrals. Nudes and blushes rejoice! You now have bright, powerful shades to contrast your subdued simplicity.

In order to pack a punch to your popping shades, try to stay away from ultra-feminine styles — ruffles, A-line skirts and bows need not apply here. Instead, go for bold silhouettes with strong lines to emphasize the color without being overwhelming.

1. Madewell Silk Safari Shirt — $98
2. Topshop Teardrop Stone Chandeliers —  $30
3. Topshop Semi Precious Wrapped Necklace — $28
4. Topshop Wide Pink Marble Stone Cuff — $35
5. Topshop Patent Roller Bucket Belt — $32
6. Alternative Apparel Knit High/Low Dress — $54
7. Sparkle & Fade Colorblock Top — $54

Just found these super cute and affordable Nine West shoes that are wonderfully pink and orange! They ship April 26.

Looks from the S/S 2011 shows of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prada, Jason Wu and J. Mendel

Falling back into fashion, à la Jason Wu

I have to admit that I haven’t fully explored the Fall 2011 collections that have been hitting the runways. Aside from the fact that I’m going head-first into midterm season (making my Vogue-reading and time rather minimal), the honest truth is that I’m so obsessed with the fun and colorful upcoming spring that I don’t really feel like thinking about fall yet. Forget the somber greys and heavy fabrics — I just want to wear a coral sundress already!

But when I got a peek at the Jason Wu prep photos from JAK & JIL I couldn’t stop myself from perusing the collection. Call it the Mad Men effect but I have been obsessed with all things prim and proper lately, and Jason Wu’s lace, high necklines and thin bow ties have me drooling. The printed blouses! The crisp, black-and-white blazer! The black 3/4-sleeve, A-line dress! The plumes! And oh my goodness, gracious — that gold embroidered gown.

His collection wasn’t particularly innovative, but it was so well executed and cohesive. Feminine yet strong, the looks had a romantic flair but sportswear sensibility at the same time.

Sometimes I feel like I’ve been out of the fashion loop and get overwhelmed thinking about catching up on what the trends are or the latest street style of editor X at magazine Y at fashion week Z. But the truth is, whenever I dive back into it, fashion never lets me down. Because at the bare minimum, it’s really nice to look at. And in actuality, it’s so much more. It’s about the empowerment of a strong shoulder, the femininity of a flowing dress or the confidence of a crisp white shirt. It’s why I keep Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire on tap for dreary days — because beautiful clothes light up my day and inspire me. Because thinking about the way a great outfit can make you feel is enough to make me want to dream up and share those outfits.

And because everyone needs a study break, once in awhile.