Photo by Becca Sabot
Reversible bomber jacket ($498), by Rebecca Minkoff, from House of 365, 750 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-473-2311, houseof365.com
Give the greys a rest, and embrace color this spring. Brilliant florals in bold hues look incredibly fresh against a crisp, white backdrop. We’re especially mad for the bomber jacket—its relaxed shape is juxtaposed with a frame-worthy print. Plus, it’s reversible, so you get a quilted white jacket, too, making this piece totally justifiable.
BOXY A-LINE DRESS
One, and done. That's the glory of summer: looking pretty in polished in one simple piece. The exaggerated A-line lets you play with volume while maintaining a flattering shape. A solid color makes it easy to play up accessories—a bright bag, patterned sandals, an armful of bangles.
Short-sleeve dress ($745), by Armani Collezioni, from Macy's Oval Room
WIDE LEG & CROP TOP
The big news this seasons: The return of the wide-leg pants. Pair them with spring's other must have: a cropped top. That doesn't mean you have to bare it all—look for one that skims the waistline, with structure to balance out the volume below. “I’m so excited menswear-inspired trousers are back in the fashion spotlight,” says Twin Cities style expert/wardrobe consultant Sara Rogers. “I’ll still be rocking my skinnies, but I have to admit, the wide leg pant is more flattering and forgiving.”
It's not just for weddings anymore. Whether it's on a blouse, a skirt, or even an espadrille, lace adds a romantic touch that is especially playful with color underneath. Pair with a strappy sandal, and don't be afraid of adding another bright color.
Skirt ($298) and silk top ($198), Rebecca Minkoff, from House of 365
Jean jackets are a springtime staple, but it's time to switch up the shape. With exaggerated, soft shoulders and a full body that narrows at the bottom, this jacket is easy, yet chic.