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Hello Spring!

Fresh styles, fabrics, and patterns for an effortlessly chic look.


Photography by Ericka McConnell, Styled by Jane Black, hair and makeup by Hether Beckrest for workgroup, using Mac Cosmetics; model: Andrea Wahlgren/Hollywood Model Management.










Valentino lace blouse, $1,650, at Nordstrom; Elie Tahari navy pants, $178, and Vince leather jacket, $995, at Neiman Marcus; Manolo Blahnik heels, $360, at Saks off Fifth; emerald Turkish ring, $95, and glass pearl earrings, $39, at Cottage Jewel. For shopping information, scroll down.







Modern Jumpsuit

A sleek and polished look in a flash.
Tip: Add a jacket for sophistication.

Rag & Bone jumpsuit, $595, and Rag & Bone blazer, $495, at Neiman Marcus; black leather belt, $128, at Eileen Fisher; gold coin earrings, $54, and vintage Damascene bracelets, $48–$80, at Cottage Jewel; French Connection gray flats, $100, at Nordstrom. For shopping information, scroll down.








Bright Pop

A sunny yellow dress screams spring and doesn’t require much else.
Tip: But a touch of gold is the perfect accessory.

Mcginn yellow dress, $220, at Nordstrom; retro collar necklace, $95, at Cottage Jewel; Vince Camuto earrings, $48, and mint green bracelet, $68, at Macy’s. For shopping information, scroll down.





Textured Pattern

It’s not all about the tops: Try a pair of patterned pants.
Tip: Start with a shape you love, like a cropped style.

Diane von Furstenberg pants, $345, at Neiman Marcus; orange blossom earrings, $30, at Glamorous Boutique; Dries Van Noten top, $395, black Steve Madden flats, $100, Melinda Maria bangles, $198 each, Nadri bangle, $125, and Alexis Bittar bangle, $145, at Nordstrom; gold cuff, $18, at Lesley Evers; metallic Style & Co. belt, $22, at Macy’s; Zac Posen bag, $350, at Saks off Fifth. For shopping information, scroll down.








Short Shorts

Show off the work you put in at the gym this winter, with a pair of short shorts.
Tip: Balance out the look by showing less skin on top.

Thakoon Addition shirt, $290, at McMullen; Jason Wu tweed shorts, $795, and Alexis Bittar drop earrings, $225, at Nordstrom; Roman glass rings, $290 each, at Cottage Jewel; Armani jacket, $1,145, at Neiman Marcus. For shopping information, scroll down.








Artistic Pleats

Update the girlishness of pleats, with a modern interpretation.
Tip: Fun shoes keep a sophisticated dress classy, not stuffy.

 L’Agence pleated silk dress, $550, and Alexis Bittar long hoop earrings, $195, at Nordstrom; Ivanka Trump black evening sandals, $150, at Macy’s; Kawela Kai bracelets, $155–$200, at J. Colleen. For shopping information, scroll down.






Precious Metal

Into the metallic trend but scared to commit? Try it out with a skinny belt.
Tip: Metallics are versatile, but don’t overdo it.

Stella McCartney blazer, $1,630, at Neiman Marcus; tassel bracelet, $45, and emerald Turkish ring, $95, at Cottage Jewel; white shirt, $50, at Ann Taylor Loft; gray skinny Mother jeans, $230, at McMullen; Erin Paige blue statement necklace, $58, at Specialtees; metallic Ralph by Ralph Lauren belt, $38, at Macy’s; Vince Camuto leather sandals, $129, at Nordstrom. For shopping information, scroll down.





Chic Fedora

Don’t worry about having perfectly structured hair: Add a hat to your look instead.
Tip: Add colorful earrings to jazz up your black and whites.

Lizzie Fortunato clutch, $495, at McMullen; Ralph Lauren wide-leg pants, $159, and Inc gold geometric bracelet, $27, at Macy’s; Balenciaga top, $1,545, blue Alexis Bittar earrings, $90, gold Alexis Bittar bangle bracelets, $155 and $165, black Prada shoes, $790, and two-tone fedora, $40, at Nordstrom; cuff bracelet, $34, at Lesley Evers; perforated skinny belt, $30, at Ann Taylor Loft; etched gold bracelet, $45–$65, and button ring, $48–$65, at Cottage Jewel. For shopping information, scroll down.








Additional Looks

Lace Malene Birger skirt, $231, and Frank & Eileen denim shirt, $225, at McMullen; Michael Kors fuchsia purse, $228, Prada shoes, $650, gold Tory Burch necklace, $225, blue Alexis Bittar bracelets, $135 each, and Tory Burch cuff, $195, at Nordstrom; Roman glass ring, $290, at Cottage Jewel. On page 9: Cream blouse, $198, at Eileen Fisher; floral Valentino skirt, $1,650, purple-gray BCBGeneration hat, $48, Alexis Bittar diamond earrings, $195, and Tory Burch cuff, $195, at Nordstrom; Neiman Marcus Cusp glitter stone ring, $130, at Neiman Marcus. For shopping information, scroll down.


Where to buy the clothes and accessories

Ann Taylor Loft: 2433 Stoneridge Mall, Pleasanton, (925) 467-1470; 1251 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 934-9923; loft.com.

Cottage Jewel: 100 W. Prospect Ave., Danville, (925) 837-2664, cottagejewel.com.

Eileen Fisher: 1171 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 946-9503, eileenfisher.com.

Glamorous Boutique: 1048 Brown Ave., Lafayette, (925) 285-6096.

J. Colleen: 261 Lafayette Cir., Lafayette, (925) 258-0300, jcolleen.com.

Lesley Evers: 5501 College Ave., Oakland, (510) 595-7600; 3535 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, (925) 482-5652, lesleyevers.com.

Macy’s: 341 Sun Valley Mall, Concord, (925) 689-3333; 5990 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Pleasanton, (925) 463-3333; 1301 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 279-3333, macys.com.

McMullen: 1235 Grand Ave., Piedmont, (510) 658-6906, shopmcmullen.com.

Neiman Marcus: 1000 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 279-3000, neimanmarcus.com.

Nordstrom: 1600 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Pleasanton, (925) 463-5050; 1200 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 930-7959, nordstrom.com.

Saks off Fifth: 3310 Paragon Outlets Dr., Livermore, (925) 243-9358, saksoff5th.com.

Specialtees: 977 Moraga Rd., Lafayette, (925) 283-5114, specialteesboutique.com.

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