Art legends Mark Rothko and Piet Mondrian turned simple blocks of color into masterpieces, evoking sun-drenched landscapes and bursts of emotion. When you look at their canvases, it’s possible to glean whole stories from the deep, saturated hues, stories that resonate well with fashion today. For spring, consider yourself the canvas and your wardrobe the palette through which you can channel the modern masters. A mix of citrus shades turns everyday essentials into one standout look. Try pairing a lime cashmere poncho with a lemon jersey tank and a tangerine skinny cargo pant. The effect is vibrant without feeling garish. After sunset, a classic black silk column dress appears fresh and modern with bolts of International Klein Blue. Equally bold accessories—from a hot pink cross-body bag to an orange vachetta leather sandal—complete the look and take the color-blocking motif from head to toe.