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Spring fashions to feature graphics, vintage prints

By Jamie Hunter
On February 22, 2011

When the snow melts and the clouds reveal the sun, the same happens to fashion.

Sunny colors and patterns are filling the shelves of stores everywhere. One of the biggest trends to watch out for this season: graphic prints, from floral to stripes these statement making pieces can be combined with one another to dress up even the drabbest outfit.

Glamour magazine recommends sticking to one or two colors within the same family when mixing patterns in order to avoid the "crazy-lady look."

"Scarves are a great way to mix patterns for people who aren't used to the idea," said Gabriella Brown customer experience supervisor at dELiA*s a teenager's clothing store in Hane's Mall.

Crochet and sheer layers are another trend that women can appreciate. Lace provides an answer to cooler layering options that won't weigh too heavily.

Matt Beane, a  Forever 21 visual manager,  recommends women wear a solid top over something sheer so that there is a thin filmy layer showing from underneath.

Forever 21 is a store in Hane's Mall that offers women's and some men clothing.

"Paired with a pair of flats or wedges the look is ultra feminine," Beane said.

Glamour magazine urges women to stay away from x-rated looks that leave nothing to the imagination.

This season is all about bright and bold. Citrus colors like orange and yellow make it easy to update last summer's cobalt and aquamarine colored pieces.

Vogue and Lucky magazines recommend mixing bright colors with other solids to create a fun color block effect. Primary colors work best for this look, especially when paired with bright white jeans.

White jeans are another must have for the spring season. Perfect for pairing with any bright color, white jeans and slacks are in high demand.

"We've had so many people ask about white jeans. I love them because they go with everything and make it easy to mix different trends," Brown said.

1970's style high-waisted pants and shorts are making a comeback. Wide-leg twill pants look great paired with striped tops, platforms and wedges. Another pants option for this season is the boyfriend jean. A slouchy straight leg jean that fits most every woman's body type.

"There's a very beatnik feel to this season, prints and wide leg pants give it a very Twiggy-esque look," Brown said.

"These pants are a nice change of pace from all of the tightly-fitted jeggings of the winter."

Being comfortable doesn't mean looking sloppy. At a recent interview with Glamour magazine, fashion designer Michael Kors declared

It's time to get rid of all of those painful heels and too-tight dresses," spring will bring loose breezy fitting shapes. Long, billowy blouses and swingy dresses are going to be very popular in stores this season.

With accessories this season it's important to remember that less is more.

Springs coolest pieces are low key and come in desert-inspired colors like rust, sienna and sand.

Woven bracelets and dad's old watch are great to wear with tasseled loafers and striped totes.


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