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Spring Forecast

This spring, versatility is key, so mix and match for any occasion.



{Bold Brights}

Dark colors suit you. But it’s time to shine. Whether it’s a sleek dress or flirty top, ’tis the season to take the plunge.
Perfect for: Girls night out

Ports 1961 sand-washed silk circular dress, $650, at McMullen, 1235 Grand Ave., Piedmont, (510) 658-6906, shopmcmullen.com. Maliparmi tribal-inspired wood necklace, $89, at Alina B., 1378 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 952-9037, alinab.com. Lucky deluxe chrysocolla bracelet, $65, and Lucky deluxe tigereye Bracelet, $75, at Fancy Pants, 1509 Cypress St., Walnut Creek, (925) 937-1819, fancypantsonline.com.

{Modern Pattern}

Feed your modernism with a graphic pattern, complemented here by white jeans and a stylish trench coat.
Perfect for: The office

►Closet staple: washes will come and go. so will stitches and fit. but one thing that endures is the white jean. make sure you have a pair in a flattering fit.

Atos Lombardini trench coat, $850, at Alina B. Sachin & Babi shinae top, $290, Alexis Bittar gold waterfall earrings, $242, and Alexis Bittar turquoise collar, $436, all at Iniam, 5902 College Ave., Oakland, (510) 597-1558, iniam.com. H&M white bootleg jeans, $40, and H&M open-toe heel, $35, at H&M, 1450 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 935-2394, hm.com.

{New Denim}


Expand your denim horizons with a hip tunic that forms a flattering shape when paired with slim-fit jeans. Break up the all-denim look with eye-popping color.
Perfect for: Errands

►Closet staple: this season, invest in a high-quality pair of sandals. these, with their cute, feminine flower, will carry you through seasons to come.

Barneys New York denim dress, $750, at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, (415) 268-3500, barneys.com. Adriano Goldschmied skinny dark jean, $165, and Maliparmi tribal-inspired silk fabric necklaces, $98, at Alina B. Splendid thermal henley in neon, $69, at Flaunt, 145 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, (925) 831-9923, shopflaunt.com. Calleen Cordero messenger bag, $665, at Deliciouz, 1354 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 933-7489, deliciouz.com. Green with Envy black flower ring, $26, at Elisa Wen, 730 Camino Ramon, Suite 170., Danville, (925) 831-9600, elisawen.com. Valentino Petale thong sandal, $575, at Footcandy, 1365 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 937-3668, footcandyshoes.com.

{Unexpected Evening}

Unzipped flaps add an enticing twist to the little black dress, while sleek drapery ups the femininity on the classic evening gown. Temper the sex appeal with muted tones.
Perfect for: An evening gala

Givenchy dress, $1,995, at Barneys New York. Green with Envy lock necklace, $49, at Elisa Wen. Iniam single circle earrings, $135, at Dress: Luxury Attire on Loan, 5332 College Ave., Oakland, (510) 428-2208, dress-sf.com. Jimmy Choo Lexie clutch, $1,195, and Christian Louboutin Suola natural canvas tote, $795, at Footcandy. Phillip Lim asymmetric open-back dress, $550, and Elizabeth Cole crystal flower bracelet, $265, at McMullen. Alexis Bittar green army doublet drop earrings, $260, at Iniam.

 {Mono Chrome}


No print. No pattern. All you need is color, enlivened by shoulder details such as this elegant flower. Add bold yet simple jewelry to complete the look.
Perfect for: the theater

Lanvin Faubourg dress, $1,490, at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St., San Francisco, (415) 362-3900, neimanmarcus.com. Alexis Bittar green army doublet drop earrings, $260, at Iniam. Iniam oval crystal ring, $120, at Dress: Luxury Attire on Loan. Aesa necklace, $495, at Barneys New York. Green with Envy jeweled cuff, $60, at Elisa Wen.

{The Maxi}


Dresses are no longer reserved for the evening. The ’70s-style maxi is back—for the day and beyond.
Perfect for: a picnic

Winter Kate Victoire silk chiffon maxi dress, $410, at Nordstrom, 1200 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 930-7959, nordstrom.com. Zoë Chicco bone necklace, $110, at Flaunt. Jezebel Jewels ivory earrings, $15, and Michael Stars shaded beauty floppy hat, $48, at Elisa Wen. Alkemie manta ray cuff, $195, at Deliciouz. H&M taupe ruffled heels, $35, at H&M.

 {Flirty Floral}


Give monochromatic florals some edge with a light military-style jacket. Rein in the baggage with a cinched belt.
Perfect for: a casual brunch

►Closet staple: Military-inspired jackets have become a wardrobe must-have. throw yours over a dress in spring, or layer it atop a sweater next fall.

 Violet military-style jacket, $498, and Linea Pelle leather belt with gold hardware, $185, at Alina B. Milly beaded Laurina sheath dress, $475, at Iniam. Iniam single circle earrings, $135, at Dress: Luxury Attire on Loan. Givenchy mini Pandora mesenger, $935, at Neiman Marcus.

 {Spring Beauty}


The hair and makeup you see on these pages offer a fresh twist on older favorites.

Eyes: We started with smoky eyes—but lightened and brightened them with a fun pink for spring. It may be too much for everyday but adds life to your outfit when done in moderation.
Hair: For hair, we riffed on a ’70s look, starting with an old-school center part and adding just enough wave and natural bounce to create a carefree vibe, perfect for the season.

Kate Spade Beatrice dress, $375, at Neiman Marcus. Alexis Bittar Calder gold moss ring, $225, and Alexis Bittar Calder gold moss double drop earrings, $295, at McMullen.

{Fun Stripes}


Spring wouldn’t be the same without nautical stripes. But this season, step off the boat with bold colors and funky cuts.
Perfect for: Date night

Robbi & Nikki gold rod necklace top, $157, at Elisa Wen. H&M striped spandex skirt, $18, and H&M open-toe heel, $35, at H&M. Bracchiale owl ring, $20, at Fancy Pants. Phillip Lim convertible leather clutch, $425, at McMullen.

{Super Flares & Wood Heels}


We know you love the boot cut; it looks and feels just right. But be brave, and try a stretch-fabric flare. You’ll thank us later for your elongated legs.

Stacked heels are the perfect match for flares, combining stilettolike height with the comfort of sandals.
Perfect for: Picking up the kids

Joie Edita silk floral blouse, $198, and Citizens of Humanity Angie super flare jeans, $232, at Flaunt. Tory Burch classic mini quilted clutch, $265, at Nordstrom. Alkemie owl leather wrap bracelet, $150, at Deliciouz. Bracchiale owl ring, $20, at Fancy Pants. Miu Miu Napa washed woven clog, $495, at Neiman Marcus.

Hair & makeup: Preston Nesbit/FORD Artists; models: Tori Owens/Stars Model Management, ANGELIKA/Photogenics; Editorial assistant: Jessica lucas; Location: Blue Sky Rental Studios

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