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New York Spring Style Preview: Where To Buy The Latest Trends

March 27, 2012 6:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Corey Whelan

Photo Credit: Corey Whelan

The winter that wasn’t has given sway to spring’s gentle breezes and a craving for new stuff to wear. Trends ranging from futuristic and edgy to femme fatale will soon take over the streets of New York. Want to strut your stuff in style, whatever that style happens to be? Here’s your ticket to spring’s best looks.

Bracelets Up To There

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Darling

1 Horatio St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 367-3750

Wear two, three, or a dozen at a time. Eclectic mixes of bold arm candy in lucite, wood or futuristic metal are one of spring’s strongest trends. These mesh beauties come in a variety of tones and look like they cost a million bucks instead of only $38. Wear them on their own or mix them with your very own favorites for a look that’s completely you.

Shorts, Shorts And More Shorts

 New York Spring Style Preview: Where To Buy The Latest Trends

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4Play Brooklyn

360 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 369-4086

Shorts ruled spring’s runways this season. Wear yours suited or mix and match neutrals like ivory and khaki with the new saturated pastels or bright, color-drenched hues. The look as interpreted at Sandro features simple, clean lines and natural fabrics. Kicky, young shorts in a grab bag of colors ranging from berry red to denim are hidden in plain sight at 4PlayBk. Credit cards maxed out? A multitude of styles from slouchy to crisp won’t break the bank at around $60. This trendy-young store specializes in street-wear inspired looks and is populated by those in-the-know. Make haste to 360 7th Ave. in Brooklyn before they sell out.

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Doily Lace

 New York Spring Style Preview: Where To Buy The Latest Trends

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Two Lovers

227 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 783-5683

Delicate, feminine doily lace turned up in multiple collections for spring. Interpretations ranged from sophisticated sexiness at Oscar de la Renta to preciously edgy at Preen. With bared shoulders and belted waist, this doily lace dress at Two Lovers captures the look for a steal at $68, and is the very essence of sweet, sexy femininity.

Patterns with Pow

spring trend add accessories romero britto luggage New York Spring Style Preview: Where To Buy The Latest Trends

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Wink

1330 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
(212) 249-2033

Want to nab spring’s bold, bright go-to prints but can’t head-to-toe it? Let your luggage and handbags do the talking. Romero Britto’s astonishing, lightweight carry-ons for Heys USA can be found at both add accessories locations in downtown NYC. Love those nearly-neon hues, but not a print person? Or maybe you just don’t travel enough to need luggage. Rock the look in the form of a handbag, instead. Wink’s 11″ carry-on Cambridge Satchel, in your choice of fluorescent green, orange, yellow or pink is a great alternative to the look and to the price. Nab the look for less at one of Wink’s three locations.

Polka Dots

spring trend diana kane New York Spring Style Preview: Where To Buy The Latest Trends

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Diana Kane

229 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 638-6520

From lingerie to shoes, polka dots will be spotted on New York’s most fashionable women this spring. Simultaneously trendy and timeless, the look can take on the playful sexiness of Brigitte Bardot or the iconic classiness of Jackie O. The trend, as interpreted by modaspia and found at both Diana Kane locations, is soft and fluid on the body. Simply a lovely dress to help you herald in the new season.

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Corey Whelan is a freelance writer in New York. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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