Make it bright! The happiest color combos of 2013
Olive + Acid Green + Coral
Combining these three beauts creates the perfect quiet-feisty look. This dress does the work for you, but just grab a pair of army pants and you've got a great start.
Dress, Boden, $148. Necklace, R.J. Graziano, $110. Booties, Vince Camuto, $149.
Cobalt + Khaki
This kind of vibrant blue looks amazing against any skin tone--and, it turns out, those khakis you've had sitting around forever.
Shirt, Old Navy, $29.50. Sweater, Banana Republic, $60. Bracelet, Sequin, $98. Bangle, Coldwater Creek, $39.95. Pants, L.L.Bean Signature, $79. Heels, Coach, $248.
Oxblood + Orange + Tan
An easy rule of thumb: Items in the same family, like this autumnal mix, work beautifully together.
Dress, Bellerose, $175. Jacket, Ali Ro, $275. Ring, Kenneth Jay Lane, $88. Bag, Nectar Clothing, $42.99. Sandals, Jacques Levine, $140.
Violet + Hot Pink
Thanks to classic, simple shapes, two gorgeously loud shades hang together beautifully.
Cashmere tee, J.Crew, $188. Bangle, Sequin, $32. Skirt, Banana Republic; $98.
Beauty tip: Red lipstick matches any outfit (in beauty terms, it's practically a neutral). Dab it on with your finger for an easy, matte finish. Try Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Red Red Red, $15; clinique.com.
Turquoise + Blush + Jade
Flowy fabrics keep a bold look like this feeling cool and relaxed, like a dip in a pool. Mmm.
Blouse, Loft, $49.50. Blazer, Calvin Klein, $129. Ring, Trina Turk, $95. Pants, Nanette Lepore, $278. Heels, Prabal Gurung for Target, $39.99.
Coral + Mint
Run hot and cold: Icy mint pairs well with the spicy cayenne of this sweater.
Necklace, Arthur and Livingston, $88. Tank, Hanes, $10 for 2. Sweater, Boden, $98. Clutch, Deux Lux, $98. Pants, Club Monaco, $150.
Red + Navy + Lavender
Pairing two primary colors is a no-brainer. Softening them up with a slice of delicate lavender is style genius.
Dress, H&M, $49.95. Cardigan, Gap, $44.95. Coat, Uniqlo, $70. Cuff, Mango, $24.99. Bag, Handbag Heaven, $53. Heels, Guess, $110.
Lemon Yellow + Pearl Gray
Let creamy gray be your new neutral: It's fresher with brights than white or black.
Necklace, Talbots, $80. Shell, Elie Tahari, $188. Cardigan, Joe Fresh, $79. Skirt, Club Monaco, $150. Heels, Calvin Klein, $109.
Beauty tip: For these undone waves, mist hair with a saltwater spray before air-drying or shaping with a curling iron. Try Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $15;amazon.com.