Pantone just released the 2012 Color of the Year! Their pick is vibrant and packs a punch. We welcome Tangerine Tango with open arms, and admittedly, have already been sporting variations of the reddish-orange hue on our lips and nails for several springs and summers now. The color is especially striking when paired with offbeat neutrals (Elie Tahari SS12 above left) and also when used as a sort of neutral itself… hard to believe, but match it against neon and tangerine holds its own as an anchor (see Nanette Lepore SS12 top right). Can’t wait til spring? We’ve got some pieces to rendezvous with until the color takes center stage next season. Below: the Loretta Dress – *LA Boutique; the For Real Shoe – Jeffrey Campbell; the O Clock Signal Watch – O Clock Watches; the Watercolors Scarf – *The Extras.