Classic is always in style and works with a dose of the current season’s trends. Navy and charcoal grey are plentiful and pair with the safari, tribal and nautical looks of this spring’s collections.
The first wave of spring arrivals brings a twist on safari with a feminine and glamorous feel. Neutral colors are mixed with graphic elements to provide options that can be paired with separates or suiting. Petites are available in most stores and tall sizes are available online.
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With the store set for spring, it’s the Monogram collection that catches the eye, with a competition-worthy level of sophistication. Cool grey in tone, the apparel is perfect for the professional woman looking to make a serious style statement.
Shopping by color is one of many enjoyable things this contemporary store has to offer. Spring inventories have obviously begun arriving and are carefully arranged around the strategically centralized play area for kids. Easily put together smart casual looks for spring that say “fashion-conscious mom.” There are seven Twin Cities locations.
Dusty tones, nature influences and denim are always in season at this national chain, which emphasizes flattering styles and quality. Shop the latest spring arrivals selectively and mix them with pieces from other stores for a more unique look. There are six Twin Cities locations.
Building a wardrobe with a first set of suits and suit separates can be colorful, stylish and affordable with The Limited’s spring offering. The wide array of styles and colors include updated classics to pair with the in-store or your at-home collection. Find this national brand at five Twin Cities locations.
Well-stocked with trends from INC, Michael Kors and house brand Alfani, classic styles from Ralph Lauren, Ellen Tracy and Eileen Fisher and fashion designers Rachel Roy and Free People, this is department store shopping. And even though some style experts do not approve, capris in every color and style are readily available.
If silk, jacquard and designer labels speak to you, look no further for this spring’s “it” dress. With a strong Lilly Pulitzer influence, Kate Spade is generously sprinkled throughout this locally owned boutique. The only thing missing is an expanded selection of sizes.
From petites to plus, this department store is ready for spring. Classic brands like Tahari and Kenneth Cole have excellent essentials in navy and black. Theory and house brand Classiques Entier offer a designer’s edge in fine quality. And there are plenty of additional brands to mix in a little safari here and a little pink there.
While the brand image continues to evolve, the spring collection delivers pretty petals along side classic essentials, separates and suits. With more options to find a fit that will flatter and extended sizing including Women’s Petites, this is a logical choice for adding to the professional wardrobe. There are nine Twin Cities locations.
A unique mix of brands adds surprises for spring at this quiet department store with a reputation for the traditional. Louben, Eileen Fisher, Ming Wang and POPulation are a few brand names that will help you freshen up your warm-weather suiting, including petite sizes.
-Sasha Westin is a local image consultant specializing in helping people learn how to dress in their best colors and styles. She shares client makeovers, style basics and outfit ideas on the Fabuliss blog, hosts an open discussion called #stylechat Sunday nights on Twitter and is passionate about helping everyone have success with style.