Get Enlightened: How to Wear Metallics for Spring

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Ahh, metallics. The not-so-distantly-removed cousin of Trends We Hesitate to Try. According to the spring 2013 runways, however, we can go ahead and embrace the precious tones as a new wardrobe staple. Here’s how.

Stick to the classics. While multi-hued metallics are majorly on-trend right now, you can never go wrong with silver, gold, or rose-gold metallic tones. A silver pair of heels will punch up a jeans-and-tee ensemble.

Play with prints. Fun prints are an easy way to wear this trend without going over the top. A brocade or floral print adds subtle texture.

Anchor it. The great thing about metallics? They’re universally flattering. If you’re aiming to be noticed, select one piece and build your look around it. A light gold skirt, paired with a neutral or chambray top, will nail this trend on the head.

Drop a hint. Adding accents is a fun way to incorporate this trend while still looking office-appropriate. Cap-toe metallic flats, gold-trimmed anything, and the old standby of bold statement jewelry will always pair well with a floral dress or structured blazer.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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April 4, 2013

Spring 2013 Trends: The Jewelry Edition

Neon, chain link, mini watches – you name it, this season has it

We’ve mentioned the overall trends for spring, but now it’s time to talk jewelry. Following in the footsteps of the clothing world, this season’s baubles range from shiny silver to bold neons. And while you may not want an entire electric-green outfit, throwing on a wrap bracelet in the vibrant hue allows you to embrace the of-the-moment style without total commitment. See below for five of our jewelry buyers’ top picks.

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 1, 2013