Spring’s Manifesto

This spring’s collections pay a free-spirited nod to the 1970s, with prints and textures including lace, gingham and suede.

Fashion blogger Claire Wigglesworth from StyleConviction.com gives her picks on what to shop for right now.

Altuzarra, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta

Altuzarra, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta

Checked Out

It seems the retro picnic-blanket pattern has gone less chintz and more “sexy cool girl.” Wear as an A-line summer skirt with loafers to modernize, or keep it girlie with a thigh-high slit dress. If you’re not feeling the country love, ease in with a simple shirt—there’s no need to turn into Dorothy for this trend!

Peter Pilotto, Dsquared2, Topshop Unique

Peter Pilotto, Dsquared2, Topshop Unique

Color Block

A pop of color is welcome after endless neutral shades of seasons past. Primary-color looks were memorable parts of every runway presentation. Don’t be afraid to stand out—we won’t judge you.

Chanel, Zara, Jason Wu

Chanel, Zara, Jason Wu

’70s Suede

I’m not sure if I’m lusting after suede because I’m “oh-so on-trend” or because I’ve been influenced by its liberal use on the spring/summer runways as this season’s “fabric of the moment” (along with it came 1970s-inspired looks). I want everything in suede right now: boots, jackets, bags, pants or dresses. Luckily I’ve been heard.



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