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Winter might still have its icy grip on parts of the country, but spring will be here before we know it. This is the time of year I start pouring over fashion magazines and retailers’ websites in order to figure out which of the season’s trends I want to incorporate into my wardrobe through a few purchases or, even better, discover that on trend pieces already hang in my closet.


One of my favorite trends for spring is the mod look, which can range from bold, graphic stripes, color blocking to shift and A-line dresses, miniskirts, and checkerboard prints.


A checkerboard print is a fun way to add a touch of the ’60s into your look.  In black and white it adds some sophistication as well; thus, making it a print you could wear to work, on date nights, or a fun day of shopping or coffee with your girlfriends.


Just add a fun shoe in either a quirky print or a bold color and you’ve got a look that exudes a cool, carefree vibe without being too costumey, making it a perfect way to transition from woeful winter to sunny spring!



Style Notes: Loft shirt (summer 2012; purchased at 50% off; similar style) / Loft pants (summer 2012; purchased at 50% off; similar style) / Antonio Melani shoes (few years old; similar style) / Kate Spade bag (won at FNO 2012; similar style) / Michael Kors watch via Last Chance (spring 2012; similar style) / Kate Spade bracelets (spring 2011; winter 2011; fall 2012) / Kate Spade ring (fall 2011; love this)/ Earrings (random boutique in Boston years ago; similar style)