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What spring fashion trends await?
What spring fashion trends await?

Today’s high temperature of 50 degrees is a little too cool to fully embrace spring fashion. But as the week progresses, look out. Temps in the high 70s are coming.

And, really, it’s just a matter of days --well maybe a couple of weeks -- before warm days will be the norm. So what trends are awaiting us?

Buying expert Gregor Simmons, director of specialty stores for the Doneger Group, identified a few trends during a presentation at the Dallas Market Center last fall as retailers were selecting clothes for their stores.

First up, the power suit. It doesn’t have to be a suit with matching jacket and skirt, she said. Consider a dress with a deconstructed jacket. Or a jumpsuit with a blazer. How about a bomber style jacket?  It’s very much about the jacket this season.

Look for Chanel influences on jackets that can be worn with jeans or pants and expect to see pants with lots of detailing such as seaming or fringe. And get ready for exploded florals.

Lifestyle dressing is what spring is all about. Yes, it’s a trend.  Novelty florals, striped pants, ditzy prints, embroidered jeans, eyelet, pinstripes and seersucker. It’s many things but sloppy isn't one of them.

Gingham is expected to be a strong look as well, along with lace, grommets, yellow, pearls, zippers and shine. Everything has detail, she said.

Athleisure. Again. Still. Sure, it's not new, but it’s the way many of us dress.Call it soft dressing with a luxurious feel. Think stripes, jogger pants, sneaker dresses and jumpsuits. It’s very easy, very comfortable and very athletic, Simmons said.

Shirts demand a second look this spring. A Bohemian feel hangs with menswear stripes, flirty sleeves, nature florals and botanicals. Gingham and lace abound.

Utility dressing is in the wings. It’s often slouchy but always comfortable with button pockets and rolled-up short sleeves often in camouflage, Army green and tan.

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