By Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazine
Got a favorite pencil skirt in this bunch? Which one? How are you going to wear it?
A shift dress is one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Whether it's patterned, neutral, bright or ruffled, it happily goes with most accessories, adapting to become the look you want. The proof is in these pleasing picks.
The beauty of a multicolored smallscale print: You can pair it with nobrainer coordinating shades (a brown belt and bag, a blue ring), or go for broke and introduce another color altogether (say, earrings with splashes of orange or a crimson blazer).
MICHAEL Michael Kors dress with belt ($130, at Lord & Taylor; 800- 348-6940)
These intricately designed dangling earrings-in the season's hottest color (!)-will splash your your look with trendiness and cheer. Yochi earrings ($48; YochiNY.com)
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It's time to banish those bulky sweaters and structured garments because spring is about to arrive, and with it a bevy of blousy and bright looks. This season is set to be one of the most upbeat in years with an eclectic array of flattering shapes and cheery colors. For insight on the best styles to embrace, we turned to Jeannie Mai, host of How Do I Look?. Below she shares her five favorite trends and how you can work them into your wardrobe.
Prints That Pop
This spring, the bolder the better. Go for sunny colors (yellow, orange, violet, green) and peppy prints, then try layering complementary prints to create a unique look. "Start small," Mai suggests. "Pull out a dainty, soft floral print skirt that's not too bold, in a soft lilac or lavender. Then pick out a camisole or small blouse that's a lighter print and tie it all together with a solid denim jacket or cardigan." The key is to balance your overall look, wearing one neutral, solid-colored piece toRead More »from How to Wear Spring's Hottest Trends
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Retailer Steven Alan has such a sweet collection for spring. Here are 3 favorites we can't wait to wear:
1. Floral jumpsuit (pictured above): This lightweight jumpsuit is made of french linen and features two front pockets at the bottom and one larger front pocket at the top.
Buy the floral jumpsuit
2. Ruffle sleeve top: The covered buttons and embroidered neckline add just the right touches on this flutter sleeve top (and it comes in peach too!).
3. Straw boater hat: Keep the sun out of your eyes (just saying that phrase sounds wonderful!) with this boater made of sea grass in Pennsylvania Dutch County.
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Nothing says Spring 2011 like eye-popping bursts of color and bright accessories, but these candy colors can make you look like an Easter egg if you aren't super careful. We all want to get on the trends and shake off the winter darkness, but not all of us know how to do it without looking silly.
The first thing to remember is that some colors, usually neon, are best left to younger people. If you work in an office or are over the age of 24, you may want to reconsider that look. Beyond neon, all colors are fair game as long as you play it right.
One of the best parts of spring is being able to look at your closet in a new way, too. Bright colors help shake up the old neutrals you have, and if you know how to do it right, you can end up spending very little on your spring wardrobe.
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Here is a spring guide to rocking bright colors:
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I love street style. I'm not obsessed with the fact that there are "street style stars" now, because it takes away from its lovely democratic spirit, but it still hasn't totally lost the "Fashion and the Real Girl" element.
Today, via the streets of Paris I'm feeling a strong twinge, a bit of an obsessive emotion, almost a need, to buy a blush colored maxi skirt. These girls have toughened it, made it vintage, glam, and all around staple material. Click through to see how they do it and then shop your own.
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Vibrant and colorful fruit prints at the Stella McCartney and Prada fashion shows left us wondering about flamboyant yet wearable options we can all take a juicy bite out of. Here are our fruity picks that range from full-on Chiquita Banana to more laid back and casual prints that subtly whisper "pineapple upside-down cake."
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This season, we're craving sundresses that spin on Spring's playful trends. We want light, breezy maxi dresses in sheer, printed fabrics and minis that do more than show off our gams. This time around, we're looking for bright hues, cutouts, and romantic details to elevate the basics and capitalize on dressing for one of our favorite seasons. So, we did just that, combing the market for 25 sassy to sweet sundresses to suit every mood, every style. Click through to shop our favorites!
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So as spring is approaching us, we all want something new in our closets just so it feels fresher after the freezing cold winter. And some of us just don't want to spend too much money...
Well here are some things that will not empty your wallet.......
As Katie Holmes proves, you're nobody in this town without a khaki trenchcoat ...
... and a blue lollipop.
Okay, the lollipop may be optional, but the khaki trenchcoat is a perennial favorite with the fashion elite.
It also makes a very worthwhile and very wearable wardrobe investment.
Best of all?
You can score one no matter what your budget.
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Want to see some of my favorite khaki trenchcoat picks?
You can't go wrong with this classic MICHAEL Michael Kors trenchcoat (Bluefly, $119). Great designer, reasonable price.
Or you could opt to shake up the classic look with this Natasha khaki plaid trenchcoat (Fred Flare, $54.99 on sale).
If you've got the money for it, I'm smitten with this stylish Icon Trench (J.Crew, $298).
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Don't care for the belted look? Check out this pretty Trench Topper (Ann Taylor, $149.99 on sale).
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