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Girlfriend Guru and fashion expert DONNA GAMACHE shares some of the new fashion trends for Spring in today’s blog. I am already planning one or two pieces to spice up my look. What about you, girlfriend? What spring trend looks the best to you?

Funny that a pair of really nice shoes make us feel good in our heads – at the extreme opposite end of our bodies.  ~Levende Waters

There’s something about a new season and new shoes to go with it – right? Just makes us HAPPY! As does Spring!

The fashion runways showed lots of trends for the upcoming Spring 2014 season, but do all trends work for you? The short answer is NO. Fashion runways are filled with designers that express their art through clothing. It doesn’t mean we are to wear that art. However, ready-to-wear designers use these runway fashions to create pieces that we can wear and add to your wardrobe to keep it up to date and stylish.

There are really too many Spring trends to mention so I am going to concentrate on my top 5 picks for adding to our wardrobes in the Spring. Based on your personal style, you will need to choose which one(s) you will add to your wardrobe this year for a quick update that will keep you in style and in season.Black white 2014 spring fashion trends

Black & White

This classic look has been around for a long time and continues to be strong. Don’t just think about wearing it head-to-toe but rather think statement pieces (jackets, necklaces, handbags and shoes). Why does it work? The neutral color is great for everyone and can be more than just a jacket. (Like this Black & White Dress!)

Pastels

This soft, feminine trend is a nice touch for the warmer temperatures. Keep it simple by adding a pastel blouse, skirt, or dress to pair with your black or white pieces. Why does it work? where to buy ativan online in canada Everyone can find a pastel piece to update their current wardrobe but if pastels don’t work for your skin tone, keep it away from your face by adding a pastel skirt, handbag, or shoe.

pointy toe flats spring shoesPointy-toe flats

I for one love this trend that continues from fall and winter because it is a welcome break from the 3-inch heels I also love. To keep it modern, choose pants and skirts that show as much of your foot and ankle as possible. Why does it work?  This shoe is flattering on the foot because the streamlined pointy-toe gives the leg a longer appearance. (Love these mesh flats!)

Contrast color button down shirtContrast collar button-downs

These menswear-inspired shirts take on a more feminine look by adding a cool, contrasting color collars and cuffs. Why does it work? It adds interest and color to your wardrobe and can be worn casually or in the office (all buttoned up). (Like this cool and colorful – in a good way! – button down)

Collarless Coats

The long coat minus the collar and lapel has been around for a while but is making a strong comeback this season in solids and vivid prints. Why does it work? You can wear it for business with a skirt, to dress up pants, or go casual with skinny jeans or leather pants.

Girlfriend Guru fashion adviceDONNA GAMACHE, speaker, author, and coach works with clients to help them create a Powerful Presence. She has two published books and hosts the monthly Gamache Panache radio show. Email Donna at Donna@DonnaGamache.com for your free personal style analysis. And, visit www.DonnaGamache.com for more blogs and information about how to live your personal style from the inside out.

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