Feeling light and sprightly

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Nothing says ‘spring’ like no-fuss, light and airy clothing. Fortunately, the trends of the moment also make this kind of style a fashion-forward cinch. Break out of those stuffy coats and constricting leather boots so that you can ease into these key looks for the coming warm weather.

Shift Dresses. This style harkens back to the 1960s and the days Audrey Hepburn and has endeared itself in the hearts of designers and fashionistas for decades. The shift dress is perfect for spring because it is sleeveless, keeping you cool, with a hemline that flirts with your knees, keeping you classy. The best part, however, is that you can opt for a solid colour (try tangerine or emerald to stay on trend with Pantone’s most popular spring colours), or you can choose a print to make it a little more playful.

Bermuda shorts. If you hate wearing trousers when the weather is warm but just can’t seem to find the courage to sport a pair of short shorts, the bermuda style is a welcomed alternative this spring. To distinguish between the bermuda shorts of last decade and the more stylish ones seen on the runway this year, search for a loose-fitting pair that mimic the cut of boyfriend jeans. Wear them with kitten heels to add a little more sophistication.

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Wide-leg trousers. For all the professional fashionistas, there’s a way to avoid the sweltering heat of tight-fitting trousers as the weather warms up. Wide-leg trousers create a flattering silhouette that is wide at the bottom and slimmer around the waist, not to mention they allow to you enjoy cooling springtime breezes. This trend is also a throwback, this time from the 70s, best worn with platform heels and a peplum blouse to balance out the weight of the hemline.

Skater skirts. Part flirty, part femme elegance, the skater skirt is another flattering piece that can be pair with almost anything. The bell shape and ruffles of a this kind of skirt makes it movable instead of stiff. And it’s this same cut that makes it easy to wear with both sky-high heels or ballet flats, depending on your mood. Pair one with a tucked in knit top to get a retro look that fits gracefully with your modern accessories.

The maxi look. For those carefree spring days when you don’t feel like wearing much of anything, a maxi skirt or a maxi dress is about as close as you can get while still covering up. It may be floor-length, but this leg-skimming design is poised to grant you maximum comfort. And though this style is usually associated with spring, the maxi length is a great go-to for the transitional months between winter and the warmer weather on the horizon.

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