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Article 39 - March 21, 2011
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Perennial Spring Trends

By Jessica Lynn Harris

chic weekly article - Perennial Spring Trends by, Jessica Lynn Harris


     Each year, spring brings about a certain excitement and hopefulness. After a long, weary winter of sickness, snow shoveling, frozen fingers, and puffy, unfashionable outerwear, the first gentle rain, the first sprout of green grass, and the first whiff of floral scents are a promise of better days. 


     The spirit of spring is reflected in its fashions. If you were to believe the fashion magazines, it would seem that each spring a new plethora of shapes, looks, and prints that have never before been thought up arrive on the runaway for the first time. Truthfully, spring looks are more like perennials than annuals--they return faithfully each year. Here are three spring classics that will never steer you wrong. 

1. Floral print sundress. 
The floral print sundress is feminine, fun, and never out of style during warm seasons. This classic spring look should be worn loose against the body, but in a shape that compliments the figure. Chiffon flows smoothly, is comfortable to wear, and billows perfectly on a wind-swept day. For a more 1960s or 1920s feel, go with a drawstring straight-line shape. For a 1950s vintage look, find a dress with a natural waistline to accent an hourglass figure. If you are a larger person, avoid bright, large prints. 

2. Wide brim woven garden hat with large sunglasses.
The garden hat is not only for gardening. It has the health advantage of protecting your skin from the sun, as well as gives off a distinctive old-school grace. Pairs well with classic preppy attire: chinos, sandals, and a lightweight boyfriend shirt. 

3. Nautical navy and white ensemble with boat shoes. 
This look brings to mind sailing, warm nights, and the excitement of summer to come. Around spring, it is easy to find nautical themed clothing of all sorts. A navy and white polka dot dress is a tried and true classic. Pair navy cuffed slacks with a soft white blouse, find outerwear with nautical buttons, or search through thrift stores for a vintage misses’ dress with a sailor collar. 

Inexpensive suggestions:
For mall shoppers try H&M and Forever 21. Goodwill, The Salvation Army, local yard sales, flea markets, and grandma’s closet have good picks for vintage girls. Online shoppers can try websites such as,, ebay, and Craig’s List.


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