Bright Forecast

Every year, the re-emergence of tulips and daffodils is rivaled by spring’s fresh crop of fashions in bright colors and new silhouettes. This year, airy and fluid fabrics are appearing in ripe hues with lively patterns and prints that are more than capable of banishing the winter blues. Colors for spring 2009 are especially lively, with shapes and styles exuding energy. Watch for feminine construction, diaphanous materials, and accessories in appealing sherbet shades — all symbolic of the annual renewal.


1. Helianthus headband in orange silk, $38, at Anthropologie.

2. Silk trench and beaded necklace, prices on request, at Burberry, Somerset Collection South, Troy.

3. Cornerstone oversize necklace, $198, at Anthropologie.

4. Lillie Platform sandals in sunshine nappa, $150, at Michael Kors, Somerset Collection North, Troy.

5. Cobalt silk dress, $740, at MaxMara, Somerset Collection South, Troy.

6. Polka-dot glamour bikini bottom, $44, and halter top, $46 (not shown), at J. Crew.

7. Lela Rose cotton cuffed ankle pants, plaid T-shirt, and necklace, prices on request, through Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy.

8. Caelyn small day bag, $128, from Calvin Klein, The Mall at Partridge Creek, Clinton Township.

9. Lanvin crepe dress, $2,890, pendant necklace, $1,740, and satin strappy sandals, $895, all from Tender, Birmingham.