Orange Spring 2011

Orange looks at, from left, Kenneth Cole, Land's End and The Limited. Photos courtesy.

Stores are packed with bright colors, bold prints and a whole new attitude. In our "Best of Spring" series, StyleList sifts through the plethora of products to uncover what's hot, what will refresh your wardrobe and which pieces are destined to become favorites for seasons to come.

Orange is everywhere for Spring 2011. Blame it on Tory Burch.

The designer is so gung-ho about orange that she's made it her signature color, incorporating it into her past collections as an accent and now this season as a central focus. And before Tory, there was Hermès, of course. This season, however, there seems to be an extraordinary amount of the vivid citrus hue all around.

Like its cousin, fiery red, orange and sister hues tangerine, coral, persimmon, et. al. can sometimes be hard to wear. Be sure to balance the yellow element against your skin tones to make this color work for you. If that's too much to think about, use orange as an accent color. Treat is as a neutral and wear orange shoes, bags, belts and jewelry.

The Limited has built an entire group of chic, short dresses and tops in sun-drenched colors orange, fuchsia and flamingo. The shoes and bags in Kenneth Cole's womens collection seem to come in only orange (sure, there are other colors, but sunshine is the only one that stood out). Lands' End Canvas has a smashing pleated skirt in persimmon stripe that will brighten any day and will also sell out shortly, as will its gorgeous orange eyelet shift. Plan accordingly!

And what's great about the popularity of this saturated color is that it leads to more -- deeper, super-saturated hues that are so densely colored that they're not easily distinguishable.

Here's to keeping the color coming.