Spring Trends - New Classics to Add to Your Wardrobe
The most discerning eyes in fashion—from retailers to editors to the designers themselves—unveil six new spring pieces with staying power.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the March 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Keep the professionalism, lose the primness, with an attractively relaxed jacket.
Wanted: A work uniform that's both feminine and authoritative. Found: "An updated blazer that's softer, less crisp and structured," reports Lisa Axelson, senior vice president of design, Ann Taylor, right, from her midtown New York showroom. She wears the jacket ($228) with a print dress ($158). On the model, the single-button version ($268) looks beautifully nonchalant over a lilac petaled shell ($88) and handsome trousers ($128). For formal occasions, the jackets can also suit up with matching pants or a skirt. Pale neutrals like these, Axelson says, are terrific for seasonal transitions: "Wear them with black or dark denim now—when it's too soon to do light colors head-to-toe—then mix with similar tones later."
Necklace (on Axelson), Ann Taylor. Bangles (on model), Vicki Turbeville. Belt (on model), Ann Taylor.