TOP 5 WAYS TO DRESS WITH STYLE THIS SPRING
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Ruffles – Frills aren’t just child’s play anymore. Ruffles exude a certain feminine spirit that may be intimidating to some, but the trend is completely wearable by any woman. Ruffles are dramatic and have the powerful ability to jazz up any outfit. Tip: Remember that a little goes a long way. You don’t want ruffles to appear overwhelming and take away from an ensemble.
(Credit, Kelly Johnston)Blue Hues – The always-trusted geniuses at Pantone included blue hues in their spring 2013 fashion color report. The shades featured are dusk blue, a lighter tone, and Monaco blue, a darker tone. Color is continually big in the spring and summer seasons, so incorporating blue shouldn’t be difficult.Tip: Mix and match different shades of blue for a monochromatic look
Stripes – It’s nearly impossible to go wrong with stripes. Stripes are a classic and timeless wardrobe staple for people worldwide. They serve as a closet must-have and are an effortless go-to. Unlike polka dots and other patterns, stripes, whether the lines are thick or thin, pair well with virtually anything. Black and white stripes along with nautical-inspired stripes are most common, but have a little fun with multi-colored and disproportionate stripes.
Tip: Consider striped pieces as an investment. If cost per wear were calculated, you’d certainly get your money’s worth.
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Rag & Bone Spring 2013 (credit: Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
Bermuda Shorts – Bermuda shorts often carry a tropical, beach-themed connotation, but subtle and appropriate options aren’t hard to come by. While the length, usually just above the knee, may not be flattering for women of shorter stature, trial and error proves effective. A tucked-in blouse and belt is all you need when dressing up Bermuda shorts. American designers Peter Som, Rag & Bone and DKNY all designed Bermuda shorts for their spring 2013 collection.
Tip: Avoid wearing high heels and stick with flats or wedges with shorts.