Every girl finds it rather hard to match colors. However, for the forthcoming season this is no longer a major issue since one of the hottest fashion trends that exploded all over the collections is the block-color. What does this mean? Well, it can be translated into bold clashing combinations that seem too good to be true. It might not sound easy, yet it is probably the best trend ever as it allows you to break traditional color-wheel rules and mix different contrasting shades such as green and blue. In order to get an idea, just take a look at the Zara April 2011 lookbook!

You can even try a simpler version of the color-block trend and wear a tangerine head-to-toe outfit and add a bright accessory. Or, even better, go for a more unique approach pairing tangerine with animal prints.

The gorgeous striped blouses and skirts look just like having walked straight off the spring/summer 2011 catwalks. Stripes are fun and inject a playful, optimistic touch to your wardrobe. Besides, remember that stripes have an incredible optical power, sculpting the silhouette and adding a feminine, sexy flair.

The latest Zara lookbook for April 2011 embraces the bright trend and it spices up the collection with bewitching vibrant shades of pink, green, blue, orange, red and yellow. Besides this array of daring hues, the Spanish label also brings lovely prints. If right now we are just dreaming about warm, sunny days, you can still brighten up your days with beautiful, romantic floral prints blooming on your dresses and skirts.

As we have seen, stripes are so hot, being able to transmit one of the boldest messages of the upcoming season. Moreover, they are elegant and so easy to wear, transforming and sculpting the body as long as you find those that work best for your silhouette. Since “brighter the better” is one great rule for spring/summer 2011, we can also try mixing stripes with other prints and patterns. So stylish!

If you are too afraid of brights, just take it slow and stick to something lighter such as ecru or khaki. And even though the warm weather outside might reveal the girly, cute side in you, it is so easy to balance things. In a special ‘romanticism meets adventure’ version, don’t be afraid to pick up a boho crochet maxi dress and pair it with a camouflage jacket for a laidback, yet fashionable vibe. Besides, the army and safari styles which represent an absolute fashion obsession will add an adventurous, wild touch to the oh-so-sensitive and sweet summer approach.

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