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    Never Say Never: Spring Styles with an “Old” Flare

    The streets are flooding from the last of the melting snow. Windows are open and sunglasses are on. Flip-flops are being discovered in the backs of closets and are beginning to see the light of day once more. March 21 officially marked the first day of Spring and this weekend has certainly risen to the occasion. As the days gradually get milder and eventually even warm, your sheepskin boots and down coats will be a thing of the past. This spring and summer, we’ll look to some trends of the 1950s and 60s to warm up our closets.

    The 1950s featured full skirts combined with fitted tops to create a contrasting silhouette. Dresses with hemlines at the knee, heart-shaped necklines or capped sleeves are girly and sexy enough for ’07 while remaining feminine and flirty enough to suggest the earlier time period. Actress Scarlett Johansson has perfected fusing the new with the old, sporting 50 or 60-year-old vintage pieces and exuding beauty and just a little sex appeal.

    The 60s-inspired styles feature bold colors and straight, blunt cuts. Keep an eye out for short, thigh-length dresses with square necklines or bloussant sleeves. Empire waist, non-fitted dresses also cater to the 1960’s style. These dresses are a fantastic spring choice because they’re loose fitting and comfortable, while remaining figure-friendly, girly, and chic simultaneously.

    Another item to quickly mention for the spring and summer you’ve undoubtedly already seen and have probably already worn. The ballet slipper flat will continue to be a ’07 footwear style. The ballet flat is comfortable and cute – you’ll find an endless array of colors and patterns anywhere from Coach to Kohl’s. Try them with jeans, shorts, and of course, your 50s and 60s inspired dresses and skirts.

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