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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Monaco Blue

Apparently – drum roll please – the lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous-named “Monaco Blue” is being hailed as the “Tangerine Tango” of Spring 2013. More of a true blue than navy, this timeless classic hue is the perfect fresh, cool and crisp Spring color to act as both an accent color and a foundation neutral – how many colors can pull that off (and no, black isn’t technically a color). If the economy keeps going the way it’s going, we most likely won’t be able to afford a fabulous vacation next year, but at least we have Monaco Blue to transport us – figuratively - to a happier, more chic place.