Now that spring is in the air and spring fever is setting in, it’s time to shed those layers, pack up the snow boots and switch out all your black ensembles for bold, bright colors that are light, flowy and fabulous.

Spotlighting some of this season’s star lineup are florals and fringe, multicolored patterns, polka dots and pastels and asymmetrical lines that are all playful, professional, and on point.

“This spring is all about color and I’m talking serious color, not for for the faint of heart,” says Danielle Merollo, Director of Personal Shopping at Americana Manhasset. “For those of us who’ve grown accustomed to an all-black winter wardrobe, this transition can be a little scary. Don’t fret. There are so many gorgeous, colorful pieces to choose from.”

THE WEEKDAY LOOKConsider mixing soft pastels with bright outerwear. Mix and match bags in lovely rose and blush tones that are this season’s new neutrals. For a bright splash, finish off the look with floral ankle strap sandal.

Dress: Theory Good Wool Shift Dress in Berry Tint, $325
Coat: Theory Suede Piazza Coat in Deep Celadon, $1,555
Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo Medium Sophia Rainbow Bag, $2,400
Shoe: Salvatore Ferragamo Ankle-Strap Foulard Sandal in New Blush, $695

THE WEEKEND LOOKFreshen up your denim look with a distressed pair of jeans and a modern, vibrant top. Add fun, graphic touches — another big trend — with your accessories. Complete the look beautifully bold bags and shoes.

Top: Rag & Bone Vanessa Top in Bright Rose, $350
Jean: Alice + Olivia Genevieve Distressed Jean, $295
Bag: Dior Dio(R)evolution Flap Bag with Slot Handclasp in Off-White, $3,900
Strap: Dior Multi-Colored Canvas Shoulder Strap with J’aDior Signature, $1,500
Shoe: Louis Vuitton Fireball Mule in Noir / Blanc, $1,120

THE EVENING LOOKHere’s where you can pull out all the stops. A flowing skirt and silk tank in a mix of rich gem tones is sure to turn heads, while still looking effortless and easy. Pair the look with vivid sandals and an elegant clutch and you’re ready to paint the town red… and green and pink!

Top: Alice + Olivia Harmon Drapey Silk Tank in Bright Juniper, $195
Skirt: Alice + Olivia Katz Sunburst Pleat Mid Length Skirt, $660
Bag: Bottega Veneta Stretch Knot Clutch, $1,800
Shoe: Giorgio Armani Sandal with Heel and Braided Laces, $1,195

Model/Stylist: Lucianna Bartellino with the Americana Manhasset

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