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Fashion indulgences for spring

Flirty and feminine, chic and sleek: spring fashions you can indulge in!

Spring style

Indulgence: Something that is done or enjoyed as a special pleasure

What better time to indulge your inner fashionista than spring, especially with so many fun and flirty, versatile styles? The good news is that many items will fit right into your budget, so you can indulge without guilt! Go ahead and indulge…. You’ll be turning heads without emptying your wallet.

Spring colours

Making a splash this spring are orange, aqua and sunny yellow. For evening, there’s still-trendy gold and silver and always-classic white. Warmer-weather neutrals replacing black are matte silver and gray, adding dimension to classic pants and skirts. Since spring’s theme is feminine, there are more frills paired with sheer fabrics and lace embelishments.

For the casual you, sailor-chic rules the runway — refreshingly clean lines replacing last year’s bohemian layers: crisp cream matched with indigo on classic pant/top pairings, or married to swingy skirts, and feminine ruffled blouses in luxurious fabrics.

What to indulge in

Neutral tote

Get it together — and carry it with you in a big, beautiful neutral tote with a moc-croc texture, large enough to hold everything you’ll need for a long day: your wallet, keys and phone; your iPad; a pair of flats and plenty of “kid supplies.” It’s chic, stylish and sleek — but also practical.

Piazza Sempione silk dressSilk tank dress

The look for spring evenings, it’s light, lovely — luxurious in silk. Try a mini in a flattering spring colour: deep violet, coral or silver.


Woven wedges are just the thing for spring, and you’ll wear them for casual and dressy occassions. They add height, elongate your legs, and are both flattering and more comfortable that your sky-high heels.

Off-the-shoulder top

Sleeves take a back seat this spring to sleeveless, cut-out and off-the-shoulder tops. Pair with cargos, light linen pants or a swishy skirt and this blouse will take you anywhere, day to evening. Choose a classic solid colour, or go a bit bolder with a blooming floral print.

Eileen Fisher trousersPerfect linen trousers

Nothing stretches your spring wardrobe further than the perfect linen pants. A neutral colour like white or navy makes these a classic that mix and match all through the season and into summer, for the office or out on the town.

Cashmere twin set

A shell-and-cardigan twin set in lightweight cashmere matches spring skirts and pants. The shell is a good layering piece, alone on warmer days or with the cardigan thrown over your shoulders when spring evenings turn cool. Don’t play it safe on colour; opt for a heartbreakingly beautiful periwinkle, blush or tender green.

You can also indulge your animal instinct in small doses with a belt or clutch in giraffe or leopard print. Pick your pattern wisely and wear with solid colours. Add a go-everywhere shirt dress to your closet — they’re terrific in a playful print.

Brush off the winter doldrums with at least one fashion indulgence this spring!


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