Bold Brights

Indulge your sweet tooth this spring with vibrant candy hues.

ESSENCE.COM Mar, 22, 2013

1 of 8 Styling by Freddie Leiba. Photography by Ronald James.

Perk up your spring style and go bold in electrifying shades from head-to-toe with the looks featured in ESSENCE Magazine's March issue.

Top, pants and booties, Gucci, $795– $2,450, gucci.com. Necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane, $188, 877-953-5264. Pyramid cuff, Vince Camuto, $775, Melody Rodgers, 212-758-3164. Marceso studded cuff, Melody Rodgers, $300, 212-758-3164.

2 of 8 Styling by Freddie Leiba. Photography by Ronald James.

Liven up your classic khaki trench coat for a hue bursting with color.

Belted coat, Calvin Klein, $145, Lord & Taylor. Earrings, Efva Attling, $1,385, 212-510-7071. Watch, Movado Bold, $650, movado.com. Wrap cuff with button lock, Kara by Kara Ross, $245, kararossny.com.

3 of 8 Styling by Freddie Leiba. Photography by Ronald James.

Tap into your girly side in a popping shade of pink.

Leather jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $858, Nordstrom. Blouse, DKNY, $235, select DKNY locations. Skirt, Daniela Corte, $299, danielacorte.com. Earrings and cuff, Kenneth Jay Lane, $75 and $150, 877-953-5264. Watch, Coach, $348, coach.com. Stilettos, Jean-Michel Cazabat, $295, 646-669-8508.

4 of 8 Styling by Freddie Leiba. Photography by Ronald James.

Suit up in a vibrant citrus shade for the office.

Blazer and pants, Moschino Cheap and Chic, $1,095 and $595, Saks Fifth Avenue, 877-551-7257. Tank top, Calvin Klein, $40, Macy's. Headband, Petra Alexandra, $115, 718-469-3633. Earrings, Kara by Kara Ross, $235, Bloomingdale's. Resin and Cabochon cuff, Kara by Kara Ross, $350, kararossny.com. Mesh cuff*, Roberto Demeglio, robertodemeglio.com. Purse*, Nancy Gonzalez, neimanmarcus.com. Platforms, Christian Louboutin, $1,095, us.christianlouboutin.com.

*price upon request

5 of 8 Styling by Freddie Leiba. Photography by Ronald James.

Shift your style to a sunnier side in a classic silhouette with a twist.

Dress, Michael Kors, $1,495, Michael Kors, 866-709-5677. Earrings and bangles, Kenneth Jay Lane, $75– $200, 877-953-5264. Pavé bracelet* and coil bracelets*, Roberto Demeglio, robertodemeglio.com. Bag, Mark Cross, $2,095, markcross1845.com. Pumps, Stuart Weitzman, $345, 212-750-2555.

*price upon request

6 of 8 Styling by Freddie Leiba. Photography by Ronald James.

Dress, Victoria, Victoria Beckham, $750, Max, Denver, 303-321-4949. Headband, Petra Alexandra, $115, 718-469-3633. Necklace and ring, Kara by Kara Ross, $190 and $375, Henri Bendel, NYC, 212-247-1100. Cuffs, Kara by Kara Ross, $175 and $345, kararossny.com. Cuff, Kara by Kara Ross, $215, saksfifthavenue.com. Clutch*, Tiffany & Co., tiffany.com. Sandals, Vince Camuto, $118, vincecamuto.com.

7 of 8 Styling by Freddie Leiba. Photography by Ronald James.

Monochromatic styling makes a strong point.

Jacket, trousers and scarf, Ralph Lauren Collection, $295– $2,998, ralphlaurencollection.com. Rings*, Carelle, carelle.com. Watch, Coach, $348, coach.com. Cross necklace and bangles, Melody Rodgers, $175–$775, 212-758-3164.

8 of 8 Styling by Freddie Leiba. Photography by Ronald James.

Give you style major attitude with juxtaposing color combos.

Leather jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $858, Nordstrom. Blouse, DKNY, $235, select DKNY locations. Skirt, Daniela Corte, $299, danielacorte.com. Earrings and cuff, Kenneth Jay Lane, $75 and $150, 877-953-5264. Watch, Coach, $348, coach.com. Stilettos, Jean-Michel Cazabat, $295, 646-669-8508.

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