Fashionista: On Trend for Spring 2013

Spring’s hottest colors and styles are bold and beautiful. Look for spring greens, hot pinks, bright colors, feminine lace and sophisticated black-and-white patterns for this seasons’ dresses, maxis and more.

Dresses are the one-piece wonder, when it comes to fashion, pulling together a look in just one piece. If you’re pressed for time, having a few go-to dresses in your wardrobe simplifies your morning rush to get dressed while keeping you looking fresh and up-to-date each day.

The trick to shopping efficiently for a dress is to shop by color first, then style. Know what colors work best with your skin tone, scan aisles or online for color, then get specific with cuts and what’s most flattering for your figure. Using this simple two-step shopping system helps save time and money on dresses or clothing that you just might not reach for.

Style Tip: Cardigans are a wardrobe staple for spring and year round. Layering a bright spring cardigan over your lighter black and grey winter separates can stretch the use of your winter wardrobe and your budget, while keeping your wardrobe in season.

Kira Brown is a certified personal stylist and fashion writer. Kira has interviewed many fashion icons including Tim Gunn, Jeweler Neil Lane, International Makeup Artist Jemma Kidd, Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus and more. In addition to writing, Kira offers virtual style consultations for women and men. Contact her at

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