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Spring from the Runway: 2.24.21

This year’s trends may seem a bit repetitive from 2020. After all, we’re living through a pandemic, and fashion designers are not immune to that. Last year, they were busy figuring out what to do differently and how. Instead of traditional runway shows, many were presented on a digital platform. One thing that for sure remains the same this spring is that most of us still will be working from home, so comfort is key.

1. Clutch + Statement Rings
Handbags come in all shapes and sizes this season. This foldover clutch with signature logo adds a cool factor. And statement rings are having a moment and will catch anyone’s eye while expressing your style.

2. Big Sleeves + Mini Belt Bag
Zoom in and make a statement with powerful shoulders on your next call. Pair a puffy-sleeve blouse with your favorite jeans or leggings. Go hands-free with the trendy mini belt bag.  

3. Romantic Florals + Maxi Dress
Rejuvenate your spring look with a refreshing floral motif design. This dress silhouette is versatile for a casual summer night or special occasion with jewelry and heels. If a maxi length is too long, try a top.

4. Knits + Relaxed Pants
Knits are synonymous with cozy comfort. Crochet gives added interest to tops and pairs nicely with relaxed pants. Not quite the loungewear we have been accustomed to during quarantine, but it should be a nice transition for business casual.

5. Pop of Color + Top Coat
Boost your mood with bright colors no matter if you’re inside or outside.
A duster coat in your favorite hue can
add excitement to your outfit of the day. Why not be the center of attention?

6. Platforms
Feet should be comfy at all times, and these open-toed, weave sandals are the perfect answer to any footwear dilemma.  

7. Fluid
Loose, unstructured silhouettes allow a sense of freedom to move about, whether you’re confined to your desk or roaming the city. Pair with your favorite sneakers or flats any time of day.

8. Laser Cut
It’s all in the details with cut-out designs. This intricate technique, found in apparel and accessories, adds unique excitement to an otherwise flat surface.

Pantone Colors of the Year

the ultimate, must-have accessory: the mask
Masks continue to play a dominant role in our daily lives, and whether prints or solids, you can easily match them to your outfit. St. Louis-based Summersalt (summersalt.com) is donating one face covering for every three-pack sold to worthy nonprofits in the region.

Face mask chains ensure that your masks are in reach and allow your personal flair to show. Found locally at dotdotdashboutique.com.

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