Color for Spring 2012 women’s apparel and accessories seem divided in two diametrically opposed camps…sizzling hot, over-the-top brights and barely there nudes. These copper-toned, blushing beauties have been around for a few seasons, but seem to be driving the vice of copper even higher!
These “catch me if you can” colors are tender and taunting at the same time. They can be found all over the market from the dainty sequined top and skirt from BCBG (lower right), Vince’s kitten soft sweater and dress (lower left). the caged Prada heel (upper right) and sporty items like red-hot Sperry’s metallic copper Top-Sider in the middle. They are hugely popular in rose gold toned jewelry and watches (I love Ippolita’s Rose collection!) and are prevalent in nail colors and beauty, too.
If you are Geisha-pale, a true blond, red-head or rich dark-skinned you can rock these sexy shades. If you are somewhere in the middle, try wearing them on the bottom or on top over a pop of white or black to supply contrasting support. There is something magic about this color family. It is so feminine and seductively suggestive that it has transformational effects on the wearer.
Copper tones are the perfect expression of the mega-watt, lady-like trend in fashion. It is the counter punch to the active-inspired sporty styles that also dominate this spring.