Wardrobe Update

Five new fashion picks that have that va-va-voom

The spring/summer fashion season is bursting with swoon-worthy items designed to add out-of-the-ordinary style to the basic pieces you already have in your closet. These five genius buys are sure to revamp your look with head-turning impact.

Statement Necklaces
Anything but subtle, artsy, standout chokers and oversized necklaces can be worn to cover or fill your neckline. They freshen up so many things; from a dressy minimalist sheath dress, to a simple tee and a skirt, to your favorite jeans with a button-down shirt. They’re even being seen with cutoffs and easygoing tops. The point being that even though they are large and visually memorable, these necklaces are easy to work around your wardrobe.
Fresh Takes on Pants
There’s absolutely no need to put away your skinny jeans, slim or cropped pants, or cutoffs. Instead, add in a fresh new cut, color or a flowery patterned pair.  For those who want to invest in a safe, fresh take on jeans or chinos, consider a new color like yellow, watermelon, kiwi or peach. The freshest looks in cropped pants have bell or ruffled bottoms, or an athletic vibe with side stripes and a drawstring waist. For the bravest fashionistas, there are new wide leg pants in both long and cropped versions.

Dramatic Shirts
Shirts and blouses have been redesigned with bell sleeves, full sleeves and ruffles. Your old jeans and pencil skirts look brand new with ruffled tops and off the shoulder looks. Try a button down shirt that wraps and ties at the waist to glam up evening basics.
Glam Sunglasses
Sun specs are happening in oversized versions of eye-catching shapes, sizes and colors. Express yourself in flamboyant geometric shapes or circles, blinged out frames and colored lenses in a rainbow of chic choices, especially blue.
The Modern Kimono
The best and most dynamic addition to your closet; the layering piece that elevates plain jeans and a tee, the basic black dress you’ve had for years and can also serve as a swimsuit cover-up, is the fresh take on the kimono. Look for it in long, knee length, and even cropped versions to add some fun, flowy, artsy charm to your wardrobe.

Daina Hulet spent ten years as the west coast editor for Glamour magazine covering beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She has also written freelance articles for national publications and created content for corporate fashion and beauty websites.


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