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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Poppy Red

So Monaco Blue might be the color kind for Spring 2013, but our favorite favorite favorite (did we say favorite?) Pantone color pick for spring is the clean true Poppy Red. It’s the kind of color that’s makes you think of all things yummy – lollipops, popsicles, fruity martinis. Wear it with a neutral or with another bright color (if you’re looking for suggestions, poppy red and turquoise is a total win).