Bright and Breezy Spring Fashion
Flowing fabrics and neutrals with color pops are hot for spring. Debut on vacation and then work into your summerwear.
Photos by Jeff Johnson, Hair & Makeup by Monique McLaughlin
Enza Costa tunic tank, $110 @ D.NOLO, 219 N. Second St., Mpls., 612-584-3244, dnolo.com. Brightly Twisted scarf, $98 @ OPM Boutique, 3700 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-567-7399, opmboutique.com. Prada bag, $1,150 @ Alexis Consigns, alexisconsigns.com. prAna hat, $36 @ Hot Mama, various metro locations, shopmama.com. Wells Gustafson and Laurie Luehmann necklaces, $195 and $180 @ D.NOLO. Mathilde Simon bracelets, $88 @ the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Ave. S., Mpls., 612-870-3000, artsmia.org. Cubic-zirconia studs, $70 @ Melly, 3327 Galleria, Edina, 952-929-9252, mellyonline.com.
Pattern & Gray
Black and white, pattern, and bare midriff trends show up in this summer look. The long-sleeved top helps protect skin from the sun and can do double duty with a skirt or denim jacket at night.
Vitamin A. crop top, $92, and bikini bottom, $69, both @ Big Island Swim & Surf Company, 229 Water St., Excelsior, 952-923-2464, bigislandswimandsurf.com. Chanel bag, $1,495 @ Alexis Consigns. Retro Sun vintage Gucci sunglasses, $265 @ D.NOLO. Bracelets, $30 each, and gold tone hoops, $70, both @ Melly.
Gray can be paired with any color and helps tone down an outfit that might be too bright.
Hanky Panky bra top, $65, and Eberjey robe, $125, both @ Allure Intimate Apparel, 3400 Galleria, Edina, 952-920-1111, allurefits.com. Cubic-zirconia studs, $70 @ Melly. Mathilde Simon bracelet, $88 @ the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Tunics look great on a range of body types. This travel-friendly option condenses to the size of a dinner napkin and unfolds without wrinkles.
Lily Pulitzer tunic, $258 @ Melly. Retro Sun vintage Gucci sunglasses, $265 @ D.NOLO. Wedges, $198 @ Cole Haan, 3510 Galleria, Edina, 952-920-9377, colehaan.com. Salvatore Ferragamo bag, $350 @ Alexis Consigns .Saskia de Vries necklace, $121 @ the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Bangles, $30 each @ Melly.
One-pieces don't have to look matronly. Bold color and details like latticework heat things up.
Seafolly lattice-back one-piece swimsuit, $151 @ Big Island Swim & Surf Company. Fig & Bella scarf, $110 @ the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Ippolita silver hoops, $325 @ Alexis Consigns.
Is polka-dot repetition starting to feel rote? Art prints are a funkier take on pattern that won't have as much symmetry.
Clover Canyon dress, $328 @ OPM Boutique. Cubic-zirconia studs, $70 @ Melly. Celine bag, $3,200 @ Alexis Consigns.
Don't be intimidated by dazzling blue: It's a shade that looks good against most skin tones. Even just a hint will brighten up any wardrobe.
Fuzzi jumpsuit, $455 @ DUGO, 3601 Galleria, Edina, 952-746-4440. Cubic-zirconia studs, $70 @ Melly. Jimmy Choo clutch, $595 @ Alexis Consigns. Bangles, $30 each @ Melly. Monies necklace, $645 @ D.NOLO.