Brights are having a moment. Think bold hues of yellow, purple, red, blue, green, orange, fuchsia, and turquoise. Extremely popular this summer, bright colors remain firmly on the fashion radar for fall/winter 2011-2012. From comfy coats, blazers and cozy knits to chic skirts, sharp pants and elegant gowns, vibrant shades represent a love story this season. Therefore, it’s time to win the spotlight with desirable, wow-worthy pieces that will add an instant hit of boldness and sophistication.

Choose punchy shades that complement your skin complexion and get ready to make heads turn. Think head-to-toe attention-grabbing outfits. Too overwhelming? Wear brights with neutrals (Paul Smith). This is the easiest way out when it comes to pulling off this trend. You can also team brights with different patterns as seen at Sonia Rykiel.

Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendSonia RykielFall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendPaul Smith

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Starting that new-season wardrobe can be a tricky business. Even though fall usually means grays, browns, or rusty shades, if you want to bring some fun to your outfits, take a peek at the fall/winter 2011-2012 bright colors. Vibrant hues have indeed exploded across the collections. It’s time to forget all those dull, monotonous autumnal shades and shop hot hues which are an amazing way to liven up your looks.

For those who are looking for something to brighten up their gloomy, winter wardrobe, brights are definitely their saving ticket. When temperatures are dropping, the most at hand solution to add a pop of color is to opt for chic outerwear. Coats and jackets represent the key pieces of any stylish fall look. Therefore, it is crucial to find the most flattering one in order to keep you warm during cold winter days. Alberta Ferretti, Jil Sander, Antonio Berardi, Philosophy, Betty Jackson, and Prada are some of the designers that came up with sharp and sexy outerwear, perfect for dynamic girls.

Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendAlberta FerrettiFall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendJil Sander

Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendAntonio BerardiFall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendPhilosophy

Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendBetty JacksonFall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendPrada

Yellow? Checked! Pink? Checked! Blue? Checked! Show no restraint when it comes to color blocking. Forget monochrome and go for color block! Dazzle with fun and playful combinations that are no longer just for summer.

What is color blocking? Spotted at Blugirl, House of Holland, Fendi, or Gucci, this trend is the right choice if you want to show off your adventurous side. It means creating an outfit by mixing two or more blocks of colour in one ensemble. The best thing to do is to match one bright color with a bold one and a neutral.

If an all-bright look is too much for you, pick an accessory in a bold hue. Forget extreme, too shocking appearances and invest in a bright yellow or pink handbag (D&G, Blugirl) or a pair of colored shoes (Anna Sui, Krizia). Keep in mind that even the simplest accessory can update your look in an instant, add a pop of color and brighten up a dusky overall aspect.

Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendBlugirlFall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendHouse of Holland

Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendFendiFall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendGucci

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Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendAnna SuiFall/Winter 2011-2012 Bright Colors TrendKrizia

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