According to the fashion color gods at Pantone (still our dream job), Spring 2013 is all about feminine softness – fresh cool hues with pops of clear crisp brightness. Can you say refreshing? We know, fall hasn’t even started yet, but the fashion industry is all about what’s coming NEXT – so here’s your cheat sheet on what to expect when the snow melts this Spring.

Pantone’s Color Forecast for Spring 2013

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Emerald is the perfect true green – it’s regal without being snooty, rich without being overbearing. Crisp clear emerald is the color of the Mediterranean (the deeper parts of course) and makes us think of exotic destinations. Wear it with khakis, linens, browns, or for a more modern take, pair with a shade of deep or navy blue (Monaco Blue anyone?). Emerald is also a fabulous accent color in the form of enamel statement jewelry, or a pair of sexy wedges.