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Every spring women shed their baggy sweaters and warmer clothing. They are coming out of the winter hibernation and looking for a new spring wardrobe. So, what is the order of the day for spring 2013? Fashion is heading towards flirty and feminine for the clothing-conscious female.

Flowers are the ticket to that romantic mood. Blouses, skirts, and pants in floral prints are hot, hot, hot this spring. Prints can be woven into the fabric or textured. Embroidery is also a fashion feature this year. Scalloped edges on necklines, sleeves, and hems add mystery and softness to the bold smattering of flowers in the print. Lacy ruffles at the neckline and sleeves give women that sexy, playful look men love.

Reds, yellows, and greens don’t have to be bold. The hues have been toned down for a more subtle fashion trend. To tone down the colors even further, couple them with cream colors or linens. A yellow or gold blouse would look very feminine over a pair of linen pants or an eggshell skirt. Black and white is also appropriate for spring. The white can be replaced with cream for a look that transitions into evening without skipping a beat.

All clothing should be light and loose-fitting for the season. If you wish to accentuate your waistline, use a wide patent leather or leather belt that caresses your hips. A-line dresses also benefit from a color-coordinated belt this season. Sun dresses are still above the knee but patterns cut into the fabric at the hemline at a bit of sex appeal to the outfit.
Eclectic fashion is in this year. Mix and match patterns in approved spring hues to create your own special look. Everything doesn’t have to be color-coordinated to work well. Try out a few looks to see which one works best for you. Beaded earrings work well when worn with short dresses and Capri pants. Metallic earrings and jewelry work well during an afternoon jaunt or an evening on the town.

Shoes this spring are as versatile as the outfits. From sandals to white boating shoes to heels to flats, if you have the right color, you have the right shoe. Wedge heels and a purse to match complement any outfit. Keep the purse small, like a clutch. They travel well and are less cumbersome. For warm days that can turn into cooler nights wear a short printed jacket over that colorful blouse.

Get in the swing of things with a new fashion wardrobe.  Whatever you do, keep the look fresh and your man guessing at what you will wear next.

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