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A Fresh Look at Spring 2014 Fashion

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The conclusion of the Bryant Park spectacles leaves us praying for warmer days. While we still have a few weeks for it to technically change seasons, and even longer for it to feel like it, we can’t help but dream of the pastels and pleated frocks that swam the runway in prior months. Although when we wake from these hazes, unfortunately, we are blasted with the cold, harsh reality of the – well – cold. And although the snow may seem never ending, we still have our frostbitten hands clutched to our wallets ready to splurge on those shorter hemlines.

Now before we go, too eagerly, to max out our credit cards let’s take a step back (inside) and go over the key players for spring. Trust me, you won’t be out of your winter coat any time soon.

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THE COLOR PALETTE

As expected, the colors for spring are much lighter and more vibrant than their predecessors. Don’t nix your blacks and navys just yet though. Instead mix them with the candy colored hues and foil like counterparts that make up the new color palette.

Pastels: Such as Blush, Radiant Orchid, & Seafoam

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Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Taylor

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Balmain, Narciso Rodriguez, Miu Miu

Full on Lamè Metallics

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Altuzarra, Diane Von Furstenberg, Maria Cornejo

Holograms

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Lanvin, Marc by Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim

All White

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Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren

THE TACTILE ELEMENTS

The spring looks borrowed what may seem like winter elements, revamping them to suit the warmer conditions. Besides the unconventional fringe, beading and gems embellished many of the garments, literally taking on a form of their own. 

Fringe

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Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, 3.1 Phillip Lim

Beaded & Bedazzled

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ICB, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang

3D

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Burberry Prorsum, Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch

THE PRINTED PATTERNS

The ground is sprinkled in flora every spring, so it only makes sense that we fit in. However, on the contrary, bold urban prints made an equal showing. After all, many of us reside in the concrete jungles. 

Floral

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Mulberry, Marni, Michael Kors, Isabel Marant

Black & White Graphics

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Yigal Azrouel, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg

Pop Art

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Prada, Celine, Chanel

THE BITS & PIECES

Darting, pleats, ruffles are all included in what I consider the bits and pieces of clothing. To welcome the warmer months the bits and pieces of the spring trends are light, airy, and a little sporty. 

Sheer Panels

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Burberry Prorsum, Simone Rocha, J. W. Anderson, Mulberry

Collared Shirts

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Alexander Wang, Costello Tagliapietra, Altuzarra

Pleating

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Antipodium, Jonathan Saunders, Barbara Casasola

Athletic Inspired

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Pringle of Scotland, Vera Wang, Holly Fulton, Tommy Hilfiger

Boxy Tops

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3.1 Phillip Lim, Victoria Beckham, Theyskens Theory

EASY PICKIN’S

We’ve established the look and feel of the Spring 2014 trends overall but there are 4 items that are a little more clear cut. 

Wide Leg Pants

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Hermès, Michael Kors, Gianfranco Ferré

Full Tea Length Skirts

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Tracy Reese, Christian Dior, Roksanda Ilinsic

Crop Tops

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Zimmerman, 3.1 Phillip Lim, DKNY

Curved Heels

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Givenchy, Nicholas Kirtwood, CHIKO shoes, Walter Steiger

Fancy Birkenstocks/Athletic Sandals

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Celinè, DKNY

Bucket Bag

Louis Vuitton

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Now go shop!

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