After the rather toned down hues that are practically synonym with the cold days, seeing more vibrant, lively tones can feel like a true blessing. From casual attire to outfits that stand right at the border between casual and elegant, the Nanette Lepore Resort 2012 collection subtly highlights some of the hottest fashion trends in a refreshing manner.

Feminine and seductive, the looks tackle a tricky combo: sleek, trendy and classy simultaneously, eliminating boredom without making mixing and matching excessively complicated. The outfit choices are far from being complex, yet they manage to become eye-catching instantly.

Mid-length skirts, shapely suits, classy jackets in bold colors as a way to bring an instant fabulous touch to your outfits, feminine fabrics, maxi dresses, abstract prints and occasional highlights of trends like pleats, stripes and polka dots are some of the best style concepts that stand out in the latest collection signed by the designer.

Must have item in the brand’s view? Feminine skirts that immediately put an exciting spin on a fairly ordinary looking outfit. Bright orange, intense green, hot red, navy, pink or soothing blue tones are some of the hottest shades that can make you instantly stand out.

Avoid the all too comfortable style zone and learn to take calculated fashion risks that will allow you to stand out without over-trying with these simple style suggestions that can take you one step closer to your desired style vision.

Photo courtesy of Nanette Lepore