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A little color can pick up dampened spirits

By Staff | Sep 24, 2009

Even if the economy is rough one’s spirits can still sail through the choppiness with a little bit of color.

Adding color to your wardrobe or directly to your body can be an easy way to help chase the blues away.

Getting your nails painted is an easy way to bring a burst of color into your life without putting your bank account in the red.

Darker, more bruting colors are hot this fall. Deep hued reds, greens and plums are on the fashion palette this fall.

Tina Daubenspeck, owner of Head to Toes nail salon in the Village shopping center, carries a fall line by Espana. Biker chic shades are the it thing to make the nails pop this year, according to Daubenspeck. She also said short active, nails are look the best with these dramatic dark hues.

“Today’s woman is active” she said.

For those looking for something a little more brighter and gentler, colors in the fuschia family are trendy this fall. But all shades can make a difference in attitude.

“Say it with color,” Daubenspeck said.

Cape Nails owner Melissa Tran said she expects purple to be a popular color this season.

For those looking for a quick, inexpensive pick-me up for their wardrobe, Susan Flinn, owner of C. Turtles recommends stockpiling some scarves. She sells cotton knit scarves in a variety of hues for $24. Scarves can either be used as a neck covering or as a belt.

“It changes your whole outfit,” Flinn said.

Pat Whitaker, a Sanibel resident, grinned as she watched Daubenspeck dab a coat of deep red on her nails.

Daubenspeck said that color suits everyone.

“You don’t have to have long talons to wear color,” she said.