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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2010

Springing for Color

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Love that leopard when the spots are hot! Canít you see these ballet flats (Nine West, $49) with a hot pink cami worn under a beige safari dress?

NORMAN SHAPIRO | The Honolulu Advertiser

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If we had to sum up spring fashion trends in one word, it would be: color. From high-impact headbands to psychedelic statement shoes, color is everywhere ó and it can be used to brighten your wardrobe affordably.

The spring/summer 2010 runways were riots of color, with bold graphic and floral prints, striking primary color panels and color-saturated accessories.

Designers, it seems, are feeling optimistic. After a shopping excursion around Honolulu, we're feeling optimistic too.

It's clear that many designers are making an effort to bring their costs down. We saw designer dresses comparable to those with $200 price tags on them last year selling for $125 this year, for example. And they were not on sale.

We found lots of affordable additions that can add pizazz to a spring wardrobe without breaking the budget. Here are a few.

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