Hot Spring Trends 2016 for Men and Women

Hot Spring Trends 2016 for Men and Women

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Tips for wearing spring 2016’s hottest trends!

 
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Wear these current trends as complements your specific personal brand. One or two new items can refresh your wardrobe!

For the Ladies            For the Gentlemen

 

For the Ladies


 

    • • • Floral Patterns • • •

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    • Go soft or bold! Select the pattern that works with your personal brand.
    • Resist too many accessories—a chandelier earring is perfect!
    • Keep makeup quiet
    • Match shoe style to pattern: chunky for heavy patterns, simple and strappy for light

     
     

    • • • White Lace • • •

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    • Not the wedding dress look! You will find this look on shirts, tops, and dresses. Look for classic fabrics with large-scale patterns and contrasting patterns.
    • If white is not your color, try an off-white or beige shade.

     
     

    • • • Bohemian • • •

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    • Complicated patterns and maxi skirts blend into this relaxed look.
    • Ensure the print does not overwhelm your body proportion.
    • Fringe is in, and fits with this look perfectly.

     
     

    • • • Stripes and Gingham • • •

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    • This classic look is back in a big, bold, and colorful way that will freshen any spring wardrobe.

     
     

    • • • Shoes • • •

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    • Block heels: A comfortable look that flatters everyone.
    • Peep-toe bootie: Petite ladies, keep to a nude or neutral tone to avoid overpowering your look.
    • Skinny laces that wrap around the ankle: A cute-but-tricky trend if you do not have long legs!
    • Platforms: Yes, ladies, they are back . . . just be careful walking!

     
     

    • • • Accessories • • •

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    • Oversize and round sunglasses are in; cat eye and classic aviators are still being seen
    • Layer of delicate necklaces
    • Statement necklaces
    • Statement earrings
    • Earring cuffs
    • Piles of bracelets
    • Chain shoulder handbags

     
     

    • • • Pretty Pastels: Blush, Rose, & Coral • • •

    • No dainty accessories here (no diamond studs or pearls)—think cuff bracelets, lariat necklaces, or chain-link belts
    • Select a shade according to your skin tone
    • Temper the sweetness with a smoky eye

     
     

    • • • Jewel Detailing • • •

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    • Keep accessories quiet
    • Wear hair sleek or up so it doesn’t compete with the details in your clothing
    • Balance the detailing to your proportion (for example, sparkle top with shorts and cute tennis shoe)

     
     

    • • • Wide-Leg Pants • • •

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    • Finally something for women who don’t like skinny jeans, and you don’t have to be a 6-foot-tall model either; slim down the leg a bit, raise the waist, and add a platform shoe to elongate your frame
    • Wear a tighter and shorter top
    • Feature jewelry that balances the heavier bottom

     
     

    • • • Orange • • •

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    • Orange is this season’s hot color, so all you “warm” palettes have it made!
    • This color is totally doable when worn correctly, so try a flirty and feminine dress with a denim jacket, or a bright clutch with a sleek blouse and pencil skirt

     
     

    • • • Long Collarless Coats • • •

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    • Sophisticated and strong, these pair well with a slim dress or pencil pant for a great look in any office
    • Wear patterned or plain
    • Accessorize with a bold statement piece

     
     

    • • • Nails • • •

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    • Easter egg pastels, blue or teal, mint, blush, grays, reds, bright tropical, chai latte
    • A classic nude shade always works

     
     

    Is your wardrobe ready to shine this spring and summer? Women’s trends are always changing. Don’t get left behind when the “right” style choices can further your success! With me as your personal shopper, we’ll craft the core wardrobe (or add unique items to your current wardrobe) that is perfect for your coloring, body proportion, and goals. All ensembles are preselected and coordinated before your session—you simply try everything on and look terrific!

     
     

    For the Gentlemen


     

      • • • Lightweight Blazer • • •

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      • Classic and versatile, a lightweight blazer can take you from a networking event to an oceanfront dinner in Laguna Beach
      • Pair this piece with a pair of cotton twill pants for a business-casual look, or wear with slacks for a formal touch

       
       

      • • • Washed Oxford Shirt • • •

      • A far cry from the starched oxford shirt you wore with khakis ten years ago, this look is softer and more relaxed, and is worn with jeans for a casual look
      • Works best when the shirt is white or a soft pastel

       
       

      • • • Sunglasses • • •

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      • Flashback to the Fab ’80s with Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses with mirrored lenses

       
       

      • • • Slimmed-Down Chinos • • •

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      • This slack fits the “slimming down” trend of men’s clothing, and is perfect for almost everyone as it is cut comfortable through the thigh and is tapered from the knee down
      • This style is adjustable for your specific body proportion

       
       

      • • • Shoes • • •

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      • Five years ago brogue was old fashioned, but now it is in and retro hot
      • To pull off this retro look, pair with a nicely updated ensemble
      • Driving moccasins are also popular in an array of colors

       
       

      • • • Lightweight Sweaters • • •

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      • Try swapping out that collared shirt for a lightweight sweater once a week
      • A slight pattern of stripes adds visual interest

       
       

      • • • Swim Shorts • • •

      • . . . are getting leaner and shorter, so adjust this trend for your specific body type

       
       

      Is your wardrobe current for spring and summer? Men’s styles have changed drastically these last five years. Do you know how to work the slimmer silhouettes to your body’s benefit? With me as your personal shopper, we’ll craft the core wardrobe (or add unique items to your current wardrobe) that is perfect for your coloring, body proportion, and goals. All ensembles are preselected and coordinated before your session—you simply try everything on and look terrific!

       

      All images courtesy of Nordstrom

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