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The start of the spring season is the official start of the fashion calendar as trends are in full bloom. While many trends look beautiful on models and mannequins, many find it difficult to pull together looks that appear effortless and stylish.
 
Mixed Prints
 
Beginner:  If you’re completely unaware and hesitant about mixing any prints together, start by pairing different prints with accessories

 
Jacket, Top Shop (The Bay) $72
Blouse, Top Shop (The Bay) $66
Scarf, Express $29.90
Clutch, Nine West (The Bay) $50
Belt, Express $24.90
Skirt, Top Shop (The Bay) $70
Shoes, Sophia Webster (The Bay) $545
 
Mixed Prints
 
Intermediate: If you want prints in your outfit but you’re still unsure about mixing them together, pair different black and white prints together for an updated, classic look
 
 
Jacket, Top Shop (The Bay) $80
Top, Express $39.90
Necklace, Zara $35.90
Pants, Zara $79.90
Shoes, Elizabeth and James (The Bay) $375
 
Mixed Prints
 
Advanced:Too many patterns can be overwhelming; prints should be worn in the same colour palette. 
 

 
Jacket, Club Monaco $239
Blouse, J Crew $90
Clutch, Express $34.90
Belt, Club Monaco $45.50
Pants, Club Monaco $149.50
Shoes, Nine West $120
 
Oversized Shapes
 
Buy oversized pieces with softer fabrics, and add height with shoes for balance. 

 
Jacket, Zara $119
Sweater, Zara 59.90
Necklace, Zara $29.90
Purse, Zara $59.90
Pants, Zara $79.90
Shoes, Zara $79.90
 
Daytime Glitter
 
Don’t go overboard; mix glitter and shine with neutrals. 
 

 
Jacket, Elie Tahari (Holt Renfrew) $470
Blouse, Club Monaco $129.50
Bag, Club Monaco $249
Pants, Top Shop (The Bay) $100
Shoes, Zara $99.90
 
Sheer Details 

A garment doesn’t need to be entirely sheer; look for details, and keep the sheer focus in one area of your outfit.  

 
Tunic, T by Alexander Wang (Holt Renfrew) $320
Purse, Club Monaco $129.50
Bracelet, Bcouture, $1,275
Rings, Bcouture, $250 each
Pants, French Connection $118
Shoes, French Connection $13
 

Friday, March 1, 2013

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