Cool corals, brilliant blues, yummy yellows and glorious greens are joined by crisp, sophisticated black and white to make up the bulk of this spring’s and summer’s fashion color palette.

Flirty florals provide a decidedly feminine flair, pastel leathers give fashionistas an edgier look and, for a dash of adventure, there’s the always popular animal prints. Just remember, a little animal goes a long way. You don’t want to appear beastly.

Hot looks in these delicious colors and prints were recently seen on runways in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans, courtesy of nk Boutique for the Baton Rouge Symphony League’s Mad Hatter’s Luncheon March 18 at the Crowne Plaza and Saks Fifth Avenue for the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association’s Mad Hatter’s Luncheon March 13.