Nine Ways To Properly Rock The Spring Season.

Texas is definitely bipolar when it comes to the weather. We all know it. And, sure, it's frustrating. But it is what it is. Fact is, this is where we live, so we all have to deal with it.

And, fortunately, we can — and while still looking good in the process as things start to at least get a little more predictable weather-wise, in the sense that they're definitely on the verge of getting warmer.

So how best can you keep your fashion game on point this spring season? By combining some obvious choices — looks that never really go away — with some newly reinvented options to add to your wardrobe.

Here, we'll explore those options. Worth noting: All of the ideas we'll be discussing here are inspired by the spring looks seen at various fashion weeks this past fall; we've taken these concepts, toned them down some and listed a few items for you to incorporate into your own style.

So go forth and experiment. The weather pretty much demands that you do.

Pastels. A plethora of springtime pastels graced the many a runway this past fall, making it a must-try trend on either warmer or cooler days.

1. TOPSHOP Nails Light pastel green Glitter, $10,
2. Mango Ethnic Embellished Trousers, $50,
3. Purple Vans, $50,
4. Mint green hair chalk (SALE), $0.99,
5. Fossil Marlow Multifunction wallet, $40,
6. Cherie Graphic Tee, $17,
7. Fiorelli Cluster Earrings, $50, Very.Co.Uk
8. Melissa Odabash Martinique Twisted Bandeau bikini, $70,
9. Pink Sleeveless Peplum Top, $15,
10. Medium Purple Hair Chalk (SALE), $1.99,
11. Sea foam Vintage Levi High-waist shorts, $40,
12. Elastic waist Skater Skirt, $12,

Florals. Florals are a must-need for spring. You cannot do without them. Just be sure to remember that too much of anything in fashion could have you reporting to your local fashion police. These ultra-chic floral looks are a good start, though.

1. Motel Betty Collared Dress, $66,
2. Boohoo Robyn Large Floral Skater Skirt, $20,
3. Motel Unitard, $80,
4. Dorothy Perkins floral dress, $29,
5. Chunky Mint Green Floral Statement Necklace & Earrings, $24,
6. Palma Black Floral Satin Skort,$37,
7. Free People Floral Braid Inns, $24,
8. Candies' Peyton Floral Backpack, $35 (was $60),
9. Poatri Black Magic Women Floral Hair Crown, $36,
10. Floral Frenzy Combat Boots, $37,
11. Steve Madden Marlenee ankle strap heels, $100,
13. With Love From CA Floral Printed Scarf, $12(was $17),
14. Peter Pilotto for Target Floral jersey mini dress, $40,
15. Burton Tri-Fold Wallet, $30,
16. Black Floral Midi Kimono, $33,
17. Eliurpi Paradis Flower Crown, $219,
18. Motel Longline Daisy Bikini, $65,
19. Motel Vienna Playsuit in Tangerine Morris Flower, $75,

Metallics. Metallic materials and embellishments have been popping in and out of favor for a few seasons now, but, this spring, they look like they're here to stay. Which is cool: These looks can glitz up most any ensemble. Try mixing and matching them with basic items — like, say, the classic white tee and distressed jeans look. The options are endless.

1. Diane Von Furstenberg Metallic Snake iPhone Case, $75,
2. Mango Metallic trimming cropped jacket, $50,
3. Henri Bendel The Plaza Stack Ring set, $68,
4. Elisa-1 Suede Studded Metallic Stripe Platform Wedges, $52,
5. Boohoo Boutique Mariah Metallic & Brocade Ethnic Jacket, $90,
6. Anarchic Metallic Combat Boots, $58(was $83),
7. Lavish Alice Metallic Dip Hem Dress, $73, BankFashion.CO.UK
8. Multi Metallic Python Embossed Leather Cuff Bracelet, $70,
9. River Island Rose gold metallic colour black tote bag, $75,
10. Miss Jolie London Metallic Multicolor flared skirt, $73,
11. Metallic Cami dress by TFNC, $58,

Black & White Prints. Black-and-white clothing pieces are and will always be a wardrobe must-have. To add a little extra splash of self-confidence to a look, try mixing in some black-and-white prints. Each of these options works to create chic fashion statement. Again, just remember to not go overboard. As always, there are instances where too much of a right thing can go wrong.

1. TOPSHOP Blue Palm Print Jacquard Skort, $72,
2. High Neck Grid Print Top, $50, Matalan.CO.UK
3. Lavish Alice White Black Grid Print Wrap Back Shirt, $50, SpoliedBrat.CO.UK
4. Tribal Print Tight Crop Top by Illustrated People, $50,
5. River Island Black oriental floral print kimono, $66,
6. Motel Topi Tea Dress in black daisy print, $66,
7. Pieces Dagmar Cross Over Bag in Box Print, $72, ASOS.COM
8. Jeremy Scott x New Era Jeremy Scott Skull Print Camper, $65, OpeningCeremony.US
9. Reiss Rosie Geo Print Silk Shorts, $104(was $180), REISS.COM
10. Dorothy Perkins Safari Print High Wedges, $59,
11. TOPSHOP Spot Print Shirt, $70,

Mesh. The sporty look is getting edgier this spring. How can you take advantage? Try incorporating cool prints with bomber jackets, maybe. Listen: I know mesh is a little hard to pull off — but that's changing as fashionistas are finding ways to make the look wearable and, dare we say, fully fashionable.

1. Cameo Rose Grey Mesh Panel Chicago Baseball T-Shirt, $25,
2. Caparros Xanto Mesh Booties, $50, LordAnd
3. Peter Pilotto for Target cotton/mesh knit cardigan, $35,
4. Misguided Mikayo Nude Bodycon Dress with mesh detail, $41, Missguided.CO.UK
5. Lavish Alice Pencil Skirt with Panelled mesh insert, $36(was $60),
6. Motel Ella Mesh Crop Top, $34(was $48)
7. Club L Swing dress with sheer sleeves, $28(was $56),
8. Silver mesh cut out platform shoes, $50,
9. White mesh pannel T-shirt, $27,

Menswear. Another popular spring trend? Androgyny in the form of suits. Sure, pantsuits can be hard to pull off. But, as ever, the right cut makes all of the difference. To make it more simple just try blazers with pants or skirts. Incorporating floral prints or the metallic materials mentioned above can make an even better statement.

1. Blazer vert clair a col retourne, $83,
2. Bardot New Diagonal Skirt, $27, Bardot.COM.AU
3. Mondani Kiley Tote, $49(was $70),
4. Horse-Riding Leggings, $40,
5. TOPSHOP Petite Origami Blazer, $96,
6. Diamond Dusted Stick Necklace, $13,
7. Banana Republic Sleek Suit Blazer—Black, $158,
8. Pink Blazer,$70,
9. Silvian Heach Blazer Lenard Flower, $62(was $125),
10. River Island Light Blue satchel,$46,
11. Floral Print Slim Trousers, $25,
12. AX Paris Green Disco Pants, $43,
13. Linen-Blend Suit Blazer, $100,
14. Glint Bow Minaudiere, $34,

Crop Tops. These short, ultra-feminine tops are another must-have for spring. This past fall, many a designer sent models down the runways in cropped tops of all fabrics and types. These will surely be an item that you will be wearing a lot when the warm weather is here and stays. They are comfortable, for one thing. Also? They're a little sexy. Pair with high-waisted pants to minimize the over-the-top factor, if you must.

1. Forever 21 “Holy Chic” Muscle Tee crop top, $14,
2. TOPSHOP Laser Cut Crop Top, $72,
3. Basic Crop Tee(RED), $9.98,
4. Forever 21 Elite Unicorn Cropped Tee, $11,
5. Forever 21(Plus sized) Lips Crop Top, $10,
6. TOPSHOP V neck Cutaway crop top, $72,
7. Tropic Escape crop top, $7.80,
8. American Eagle Outfitters LST & FND Pink Floyd Muscle Tank, $20,
9. “You can't sit with us” top tee crop tank, $25,

Skirts. Skater skirts and longer midi skirts are all the rage right now. Stay on trend and try the flattering skater skirt that suits pretty much every body type. Or try the more modest and ladylike midi skirt. Both are chic — and will make for a cute outfit with paired with a crop top or buttoned-down blouse.

1. River Island Blue acid wash denim midi skirt, $25(was $58),
2. Forever 21 Favorite Skater skirt, $11,
3. Pretty Guide women high wait full A-Line pleated swing midi skirt, $25,
4. Painted-Floral-Midi pencil skirt, $18,
5. River Island Coral pleated midi skirt, $50,
6. High-Waisted skater skirt, $15,
7. Kaliko Scalloped Lace Panel Skirt, $32,
8. Urban Renewal Tulle midi skirt, $50,
9. Boohoo Linda Dogtooth print midi skirt, $20,
10. Jane Norman Lime Ripple Pencil Skirt, $41, JaneNorman.CO.UK
11. Dorothy Perkins Pink pleated midi skirt, $35,
12. Sherita gold metallic skater skirt, $17,
13. Boohoo Lottie Midi Length Denim full circle skirt, $45,

The Bohemian Look. Credit music festivals for the resurgence of this look. Fortunately, it's a great one — and worth giving a shot at least once. Plus, there's a certain western appeal to it, right? Consider this comfort clothing, my fellow Texans.

1. Gold and Brown Feather Drop Aztec Earrings, $10,
2. Lucky Brand Feather charm necklace, $39,
3. Stud Fringed Slingback Sandals, $15,
4. Forever 21 Bohemian rose flower crown, $4.80,
5. Carlos by Carlos Santana Nanita Crossbody, $44,
6. Peace Catcher Bohemian Dream catcher Slave Bracelet, $32,
7. H&M Bohemian-style blouse, $41,
8. Shop Dixi Harmony 9 stone amulet bracelet, $41,
9. Salon Grade Non-toxic hair chalk, $12,
10. River Island Black long fringed stud denim waistcoat, $33(was $75),
11. La Vie Bohemian Trousers, $16,
12. Tenki Cream and Green boho print sleeveless dress, $41,
13. Beyondfashion boho style retro layered gem beads tassel necklace, $7, Amazon.CO.UK


















































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