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2016 Spring Fashion Tips

April 21st, 2016

2016 Fashion Tips for Spring

Your closet is full of nautical stripes and rich florals because they’re perennial favorites when the weather gets warmer. But who wants to wear the same look, spring after spring? After all, isn’t part of the fun of fashion creating an entirely new you? That’s why we’ve collected the top five spring fashion tips for 2016:


Give Winter the Cold Shoulder

Whether you prefer the subtle, off-duty model chic of The Row or over-the-top and in-the-know fashion from Proenza Schouler, everyone is showing bared shoulders. Try the latest silhouette, such as an off-the-shoulder white blouse from Vince, or explore the fun and unusual finds at Anthropologie. No matter what your style, get ready to bare spring’s favorite asset.


Get Thee to a Festival

Unless you’ve been living under a rock — unlikely — then chances are you’ve noticed there is no hotter summer pastime than the music festival. Starting with SXSW and moving through Gov’s Ball, Bonnaroo and myriad other must-attend events, festival style is making a major impact on spring fashion. Think wide-brimmed hats, retro sunglasses, flowy dresses and gladiators for the women, and tank tops, retro caps and Birks for the guys. Think texture. And if the festival look is better for your daughter than for you, the good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune. You can find many of the best festival looks at fast fashion retailers such as Forever 21 and H&M.


Luxury Athleisure

What lululemon brought to the fashion scene was ultra-flattering workout wear that made you want to go to the gym. It wasn’t long before shoppers discovered that yoga pants were the best looking, most flattering look in their entire closet. Enter athleisure, the seamless — and ubiquitous — blend of athletic wear and street wear. Now you can take lulu to the next level at Bandier, home of hard-to-find but unforgettably stylish luxury athleisure that has already made a huge impression on the streets of Manhattan and Southampton.


It’s All About Texture

No matter what your style, a little texture brings freshness to old standbys. Gorgeously detailed flower appliques on the high end say spring without feeling cliché. Macramé tops and lace dresses are everywhere. Beautiful knits and laser-cut fabrics, including leather, also feel fresh. Don’t forget to check out spring accessories with basket-woven or perforated leather, and bonus points if you add a little suede into your summer routine. Black is best left for fall, but tan, taupe, bone and navy suede are all excellent options — especially Stuart Weitzman’s hit spring collection, available at Nordstrom.


Denim

Texture is also all over the best denim trends for spring. Embroidered baby bootcuts, destroyed and frayed skinnies and patchwork boyfriend styles put the focus down below. Keep it simple with a plain tank and boho chic jewelry, and add an embroidered or crewelwork belt to make your look uniquely your own. Try Robert Redford’s Sundance Catalog for a wide selection of price points and makes that are off the beaten path.


The Microtrend Is the Biggest Spring Fashion Trend of All

What’s the hottest 2016 spring fashion tip? Buy what you love. The days of having to wear brand X or style Y have long since passed. Find the clothes you feel most like yourself in, and choose some fun accessories to match — and you’ll be made in the shade.