Spring wardrobe additions

Clothing and accessories to enhance one’s collection

BY ELIZABETH CHAPA
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

The transition of the season brings one to a start of change, not just into warmer weather, but as a time to revitalize the wardrobe. Spring calls for a new style, including bright colors and fresh items. Spruce up the closet in upcoming months with these clothing items and accessories.

LADIES

A bright floral two piece is an essential to have in the closet this season.

A bright floral two piece is an essential to have in the closet this season.

TWO PIECE FLORAL OUTFIT

Warmer weather calls for dresses and rompers. Rather than a one piece, replace the typical floral dress by having a matching floral two-piece. A short cap sleeve top should be matched with a skirt or shorts of the same pattern. It will look like a one piece when worn, so being two pieces adds a different element.

PRINTED MOTO JACKET

It is not summer yet; nightfall is still cold. The evening chill makes it necessary to wear a jacket. A leather jacket is stepping away from the winter get together, but still provides the protection needed. Rather than having a neutral color such as black, consider a printed version. Think of a white with floral print or a busy aztec print; it will add bright color and an edge to finish off an outfit.

SPRING HAT

An essential accessory for this upcoming change of season is a felt floppy hat or a wider brim straw hat. Felt hats are fashionable when wearing a maxi dress or shorts and a neutral top. When wearing straw material hats, floral or bright prints in an outfit balance out the color scheme.

GUYS 

PRINTED BUTTON UP

Freshen up your wardrobe by replacing the common button-up shirt, usually a plaid print, denim or neutral color, with a big floral button up for spring. A Hawaiian style button-up is bold and busy, so it will look best if it is paired up with khakis. Being adventurous with one’s style can be nice since it is the ideal time for bold changes.

A versatile clothing piece for guys are tailored shorts, as they offer many ways to wear them.

A versatile clothing piece for guys are tailored shorts, as they offer many ways to wear them.

TAILORED SHORTS

Versatile and set to become a fundamental clothing piece for warm weather, tailored shorts are a must for the wardrobe. These however must be worn in a proper way, making sure it is well fitted and the length just a little above the knee. One should also pair it up with the right upper half. These shorts are best paired up with a casual top, such a v-neck or plaid button up. One could dress it up and wear a sports jacket or even the button up dress shirt.

AVIATORS

If sunglasses are not part of your daily outfit during warm weather, consider getting them now. Their purpose it to protect one’s eyes, but sunglasses have become a huge fashion statement. People have different opinions on what best compliments their face, but one could never go wrong with a pair of aviators. They are a classic and can be easily paired up with any warm weather outfit.