M Milwaukees Lifestyle Magazine May 2013 : Page 28

Cream City Style » Get Fresh Shake up your wardrobe with the SeaSon’S eSSential lookS by jordan dechambre Wear Now Chic Camo your fashion voice — and have the confi-dence to express it. So why not say it loud and clear with fun prints and patterns? Kaleidoscope prints, florals, dots, stripes, chevrons, tribals and more are popular this season in both attire and accessories. Just follow this rule of thumb for a flawless combo look: Always mix large prints with small prints. As with anything in life, it’s all about the balance! LAYER IT ON Layers aren’t just for fall and winter anymore. Especially prevalent in men’s collections this season, layered looks are across-the-board hot for spring. Stick to light fabrics like cotton, linen and sheer styles to avoid overheating. Plus, try the look in monochromatic tones or in various shades (and patterns) of one color to pull off the ultimate in sleek and sophisticated spring style. Camouflage isn’t just for the Army anymore. The popular print is now a style standout for men and women alike. Women, try it in a skinny pant or rugged jacket, while the boys should opt for cargo pants, blazers and Ts. What to Fab Flats As cities become more commuter friendly, the need for a stylish and comfortable flat is ever-present. This season, opt for a colorful flat sandal that makes a chic statement — sans swollen toes. From world beats to American classics, spring 2013 is highlighted by a range of looks for every style, shape and budget. Mixing and matching patterns, colors and fabrics instantly expands every wardrobe, while keeping it monochromatic is stun-ning in its simplicity. No matter your per-sonal style you are guaranteed to find that perfect piece to ensure you put your best, most fashionable foot forward this season. Here are five key trends to incorporate into your wardrobe now. THE SHIRT DRESS Is there a more classic piece for your wardrobe than the fabulous and oh-so versatile shirt dress? A universally flattering closet staple, the shirt dress continues to be a style star for spring/summer 2013. The look is fresh in novelty patterns like stripes, polka dots and florals or bold, bright col-ors. Pair it with a large satchel and sandals for an easy go-to luxe look. PRINT MIXING Don’t be afraid to shake things up this season. In an era of celebrated self-expres-sion and individualism, it’s vital to know HARD AND SOFT Fashion is dynamic, not static, so why be afraid to combine two trends into one? Unleash your inner vixen — and coquett-ish sweetness — in one hot look by mixing and matching hard and soft. Try a flowy dress with a statement necklace and acces-sories rough with grommets and leather. Or, choose a structured look with soft, colorful extras, like a chiffon scarf or pink handbag. Either way, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the wonderful bi-polarity of fashion! BLACK OUT Love the simplicity and sophistication of black, but are afraid to wear it in the warmer months? Banish those thoughts and make basic black a chic addition to your spring and summer wardrobe. From little black dresses to pencil skirts, cropped summer leather jackets, ankle skinny jeans and sheer blouses, black is always a “choice” choice. It’s also the perfect neutral tone to pop your favorite neon, juicy and pastel colors in statement accessories and hot heels. This summer, fierce style is back — in black. Denim Redux Denim pants are an every-season style staple, but this summer reach for a classic denim shirt when you are feeling “blue.” For a fresh look for both men and women, try a denim shirt with jeans or chinos in an array of rainbow colors: red, blue, green, pink, yellow and beyond. This Month’s Inspiration Mixing colors, fabrics, and hard and soft edges makes for a unique, eclectic approach to style in summer 2013. The key is finding the right combination for a winning look. Turn to page 76 to see 15 looks that hit a high note. 28 M | May 2013

Style: Get Fresh

Jordan Dechambre

Rush Hour <br /> <br /> PhotograPhy by dan bishop <br /> <br /> Instead of putting the pedal to the metal, jump on your bike and head to work, saving yourself gas, reducing your carbon footprint and improving your cardiovascular health. Milwaukee celebrates National Bike To Work Week May 13-17 with special events and commuter stations around the area. Find more details on page 114.<br /> <br /> Shake up your wardrobe with the SeaSon’S eSSential lookS<br /> <br /> From world beats to American classics, spring 2013 is highlighted by a range of looks for every style, shape and budget.Mixing and matching patterns, colors and fabrics instantly expands every wardrobe, while keeping it monochromatic is stunning in its simplicity. No matter your personal style you are guaranteed to find that perfect piece to ensure you put your best, most fashionable foot forward this season.Here are five key trends to incorporate into your wardrobe now.<br /> <br /> THE SHIRT DRESS <br /> <br /> Is there a more classic piece for your wardrobe than the fabulous and oh-so versatile shirt dress? A universally flattering closet staple, the shirt dress continues to be a style star for spring/summer 2013. The look is fresh in novelty patterns like stripes, polka dots and florals or bold, bright colors. Pair it with a large satchel and sandals for an easy go-to luxe look.<br /> <br /> PRINT MIXING <br /> <br /> Don’t be afraid to shake things up this season. In an era of celebrated self-expression and individualism, it’s vital to know Your fashion voice — and have the confidence to express it. So why not say it loud and clear with fun prints and patterns?Kaleidoscope prints, florals, dots, stripes, chevrons, tribals and more are popular this season in both attire and accessories.Just follow this rule of thumb for a flawless combo look: Always mix large prints with small prints. As with anything in life, it’s all about the balance!<br /> <br /> LAYER IT ON <br /> <br /> Layers aren’t just for fall and winter anymore. Especially prevalent in men’s collections this season, layered looks are across-the-board hot for spring. Stick to light fabrics like cotton, linen and sheer styles to avoid overheating. Plus, try the look in monochromatic tones or in various shades (and patterns) of one color to pull off the ultimate in sleek and sophisticated spring style.<br /> <br /> HARD AND SOFT <br /> <br /> Fashion is dynamic, not static, so why be afraid to combine two trends into one? Unleash your inner vixen — and coquettish sweetness — in one hot look by mixing and matching hard and soft. Try a flowy dress with a statement necklace and accessories rough with grommets and leather.Or, choose a structured look with soft, colorful extras, like a chiffon scarf or pink handbag. Either way, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the wonderful bi-polarity of fashion!<br /> <br /> BLACK OUT <br /> <br /> Love the simplicity and sophistication of black, but are afraid to wear it in the warmer months? Banish those thoughts and make basic black a chic addition to your spring and summer wardrobe. From little black dresses to pencil skirts, cropped summer leather jackets, ankle skinny jeans and sheer blouses, black is always a “choice” choice. It’s also the perfect neutral tone to pop your favorite neon, juicy and pastel colors in statement accessories and hot heels. This summer, fierce style is back — in black.<br /> <br /> What to Wear Now<br /> <br /> Chic Camo <br /> <br /> Camouflage isn’t just for the Army anymore. The popular print is now a style standout for men and women alike. Women, try it in a skinny pant or rugged jacket, while the boys should opt for cargo pants, blazers and Ts.<br /> <br /> Fab Flats<br /> <br /> As cities become more commuter friendly, the need for a stylish and comfortable flat is ever-present. This season, opt for a colorful flat sandal that makes a chic statement — sans swollen toes.<br /> <br /> Denim Redux <br /> <br /> Denim pants are an every-season style staple, but this summer reach for a classic denim shirt when you are feeling “blue.” For a fresh look for both men and women, try a denim shirt with jeans or chinos in an array of rainbow colors: red, blue, green, pink, yellow and beyond.<br /> <br /> This Month’s Inspiration<br /> <br /> Mixing colors, fabrics, and hard and soft edges makes for a unique, eclectic approach to style in summer 2013. The key is finding the right combination for a winning look. Turn to page 76 to see 15 looks that hit a high note.

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