STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Simply in Need of Spring

I don’t know about you, but as soon as the snow begins to melt off the sidewalks, I instantly think that it’s my cue to put on whichever new spring style that I can most subtly pull off with a little bit of snow still on the ground. When I see 40 degrees on the weather forecast, I convince myself that it’s finally “warm enough” for spring clothing. My excitement for the spring to winter clothing transition definitely has something to do with long winters in Michigan. This is precisely the reason that this Fashionista stood out to me while I walked through the snow-glistened Law Quad. Her flawless combination of rustic toned colors paired with a vintage black and white hat was a perfect contrast to the still-gloomy weather outside. She said that she calls the hat a “Nancy Drew” hat for lack of a better name, which I think is great because if you have ever been vintage shopping before, there are many great finds that simply just cannot be technically classified.

Her jeans are J Brand, from the local Ann Arbor boutique YCI, which carries a large variety of different styles and cuts of J Brand jeans, but they don’t currently have their colored jeans online. For innovative jean trends, I often turn to Urban Outfitters because it rarely fails to have exactly what I am looking for. I recommend the BDG Hi-Rise Cigarette Jean in Olive for a modest color twist on spring jeans. This Fashionista’s crochet-inspired top implements one of spring 2011’s hottest trends. Designers such as Viviane Tam and Catherine Malandrino featured crochet on this past Fashion Week’s runway. This week, in between cramming for exams, check out your favorite online shopping websites for your personal spring favorites because it’s only right around the corner.

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