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Spring Trends for Women and Men

Staff Writer

Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 20:04

It is time to pack away the chunky sweaters and fur-coats of the winter season. Make room for a multitude of pieces that have already begun hitting stores this spring. With pieces such as metallic tops, geometric dresses and floral print suits, there are items to suit the taste of every woman. Sports coats, oxfords and cardigans are there to convert any man’s closet into a spring-ready wardrobe.

For WOMEN:

Peplum Waists

The peplum ruffle sits around the waist of items such as blazers and dresses, is a popular silhouette this season. Try the frill on a pastel or neutral colored dress for subtle sophistication.

Prints

Color-blocking, geometric, floral, leopard scenic…the list goes on of the many prints in high demand this season. Be bold in a floral-printed short suit with sandals or send off an appealing illusion with a body-con geometric dress.

Metallic

Silver, gold and copper are not just reserved for jewelry. Shiny, lustrous pieces are out in the form of mesh tops and sparkly bottoms for a futuristic feel.

Chunky Heels

Everybody’s doing chunky heels this season, from Chloe, to Topshop to Zara, so the choices are endless for this comfortable style. Find a pair with versatility and longevity, such as those with wooden bases and Earth-tone colored suede tops.

For MEN:

Sports coat

Selected by GQ Magazine as the number one item that every man should have is the multi-faceted sports coat. Whether navy, plaid, grey or other colors, the piece can be worn with denim for a day out or with dress slacks for a posh evening. Every man should a fitting sports coat that will last ages.

Parkas

A comfy go-to-item for men this spring. Lightweight enough to be paired with shorts, but durable to withstand any weather, this jacket will be a coveted piece for sun showers.

Oxfords

A nice oxford shoe can go a long way. From interviews to work to dates, the versatile shoe can be dressed down or up effortlessly. One of the hottest styles now are the suede versions in warm colors such as mahogany and burgundy.

 

 

 

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