Spring is always notorious for having bold, bright color palettes that seem to light up brick and mortar retail stores after a long dreary winter. Even though I am a fan of these eye-catching hues, they sometimes can get a little overwhelming. This is where our beloved neutrals come into play such as grays, whites and blacks. If you’re stuck in between wanting a little color, but you don’t necessarily want to look like a Crayola Crayon Box of 64 (which was coveted by as all as young Fashionistas/Fashionistos) then I have a solution for you: navy. Navy is a great way to add a little bit of color to any ensemble, while still technically staying within the neutral tones. Another bonus about navy is that it was rocked all over the spring 2012 runways. Pantone's Fashion Color Report for Spring 2012 dubbed navy one of the top colors for this upcoming season. Designer Tory Burch incorporates navy shades all throughout her Spring 2012 collection that accent her modern silhouettes and trends.

This Fashionista does not wear her navy wrap sweater naively, for she is right on trend for class. The tie-dyed aspect of her light outerwear, as well as her little P.O.C. (Pop of Color) periwinkle tee shirt, is modern and fresh for spring. She is the epitome of effortless chic with the addition of her leather boots and accessories. The tie-dyed wrap sweater is also a versatile outerwear piece for the warmer months. This Fashionista can try pair this piece with a belted maxi dress for an ensemble with bohemian flair.

Spotted: Designer Derek Lam plays with the Navy shade in a similar tie-dye pattern featured on this Fashionista.

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