The Color Effect
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Tomato Red2 of 30
It's a real head-turner! Wear it to feel empowered or exude sensuality.
Block Party3 of 30
Be the center of attention at the next party you attend with this sleeveless silk dress.
SHOP NOW: Rag & Bone dress, $370
Navy Blue4 of 30
It implies loyalty and trustworthiness. Great for a job interview!
Linear Type5 of 30
Wear a graphic striped blouse under a sharply tailored blazer.
SHOP NOW: Ann Taylor blouse, $78
Fringe Festival6 of 30
Add some flair to a crisp white button-down with a gauzy, semi-sheer scarf.
SHOP NOW: Aerie scarf, $19.95
Orange7 of 30
Part red, part yellow, this color is totally energizing.
Triple Threat8 of 30
Slip on this multicolored strand of beads for an upbeat, ethnic styling touch.
SHOP NOW: Ben Amun necklace, $180
Sporting Goods9 of 30
Going for a hike? Get an extra shot of energy with this vibrant nylon backpack.
SHOP NOW: AE backpack, $29.50
Light Pink10 of 30
Innocent, tender and caring. That's what you're telling the world when you step out in this shade.
In Bloom11 of 30
A vibrant floral dress is an instant mood-booster.
SHOP NOW: Juicy Couture dress, $230
Well-Rounded12 of 30
A pair of mid-heel, round-toe pumps are as comfy as they are cute.
SHOP NOW: Topshop shoe, $95
Powder Blue13 of 30
The subtle but not blah hue lets others know you're sensible, dependable and optimistic.
Bottoms Up14 of 30
Take a break from your same-old, same-old khakis and try a pair of chino shorts in light blue.
SHOP NOW: J. Crew shorts, $45
Layer Cake15 of 30
Show you can be stylistically whimsical as well as dependable with this ruffly top.
SHOP NOW: Old Navy top, $26.50
Purple16 of 30
The most complex of colors in the spectrum as it's made up of red and blue. Show you're creative, magical and just-complicated-enough by wearing this one out and about.
Coming Up Roses17 of 30
Sure, purple signals complexity, but styling a look around a fanciful skirt such as this one is anything but. Just add nude heels and a tank top for a casual evening ensemble.
SHOP NOW: J. Crew skirt, $110
Nom de Plume18 of 30
A feather-embellished necklace is the perfect talisman to get your creative juices flowing when you're getting ready to pen that blog.
SHOP NOW: Laurel Wells necklace, $96
Jade Green19 of 30
The bold, leafy shade is associated with growth and will help you feel more connected to the world around you.
Full Circle20 of 30
Pair a cotton circle skirt with polished leather accessories to create a sophisticated earth-girl vibe.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie skirt, $68
Lime-Light21 of 30
Sparkling chandelier earrings in this bright hue work beautifully with that LBD.
SHOP NOW: Isharya earrings, $295
White22 of 30
Sure, some would argue it's a non-color, but here are the facts: There's an essence of purity surrounding it, and it represents cleanliness and clearheadedness. So go ahead and layer it on!
Contain Yourself23 of 30
Trying to get a handle on the contents in your purse? Switch to a structured one with a bit of retro charm.
SHOP NOW: Topshop bag, $70
Clean Slate24 of 30
It starts with a clean, uncomplicated blouse, such as the collarless one shown here.
SHOP NOW: Ann Taylor blouse, $88
Yellow25 of 30
The most upbeat and cheerful of the color spectrum, it's not for the wallflowers. Wear it to a party to spread your happiness.
Golden Girl26 of 30
There's no hiding in this richly hued chiffon dress, so just go with it and add a colorful stack of bangles.
SHOP NOW: Topshop dress, $80
Head of the Class27 of 30
The tassels on this double-strap satchel ups its preppy chic factor.
SHOP NOW: Aldo bag, $40
Magenta28 of 30
It's the color where red and purple find common ground, so it's got the dynamism of the former and the mysticism of the latter. Our experts say it's great for a first date.
Flrty Skirt29 of 30
Feel confident in a fluid, drapey skirt that hugs your curves while hiding any flaws.
SHOP NOW: Thakoon Addition skirt, $395
Make A Splash30 of 30
A bold, artistic print in a clean structured shape helps brighten up your office wardrobe.
SHOP NOW: Coldwater Creek top, $69.95