And the Spring 2011 fashion parade begins, with none other than Gossip Girl Blake Lively leading the way!

It's a true sign that we really are leaving the dark, drab days of Winter behind us when we see the stunning actress make her way on to the red carpet in a purple Marchesa number with turquoise accessories. Our eyes are so used to LBD's, that we're actually a little bit blinded.

The ruffle-shouldered dress re-introduced us nicely to the new season and our dear old friend, colour. What a breath of fresh air! So ladies, take heed; Chanel's newest leading lady has made it clear, the light and brighter days are on their way!

Will any of you be daring to bare in a colourful dress this weekend, or are you still stuck in the darker part of your wardrobe?