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Less Is More: Hot Spring Fashion Trends

  • Jim Wright

    White Out

    The light and airy tunic defines fashion this season. Ease it on with drawstring trousers or belt it over bare legs for a slightly sexy mood.

    Tunic, Hessnatur by Eviana Hartman,, $158. Pants, Seaton, 808-382-8260, $98. Sandals, Nicole,, $145. Sunglasses, Emporio Armani,, $180. Bangle, SURevolution,, $90.

  • Jim Wright

    Hot Spots

    This season's polka-dots are more geometric than girlie. Stay sharp with neat to-the-knee shorts.

    Top, Dots, for store locations, $16. Bra, Cosabella, 305-534-4731, $76. Shorts, Coldwater Creek,, $50. Clutch, Menbur Nardo,, $127.50. Cuff, Ted Rossi,, $70.

  • Jim Wright

    Second Skin

    Featherweight suede is a fresh option for your spring wardrobe. Hot pink platforms and specs are a witty but wise addition.

    Dress, H&M, for store locations, $149. Sandals, Nina,, $90. Glasses, Selima Optique, 212-343-9490.

  • Jim Wright

    Clean Slate

    Earthy grays and nudes in pared-down silhouettes are unexpectedly sophisticated. Keep it minimal with sleek hair and a single-colored cuff.

    Tunic, Coldwater Creek,, $140. Pants, Boden,, $128. Sandals, Miss Sixty,, $156. Bangle, Mango Tree,, $20.

  • Jim Wright

    Fine Lines

    Black-and-white is a classic combo but manages to look starkly modern at the moment. A strappy sandal in bright white is the perfect punctuation.

    Dress, Petit Bateau, 212-988-8884, $112. Heels, Kenneth Cole New York, for store locations, $178. Necklace, Circa Sixty Three,, $30. Bangle, AV Max,, $40.

  • Jim Wright

    Waist Not

    Breathe easy by skimming a silky shift over your shape. The color-block design is fun and upbeat.

    Dress, Target GO International Designer Collective, Target stores and, $40. Bangles, Mango Tree,, $20/each.

    Originally published in the April 1, 2011, issue of Family Circle magazine.

    This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings, and styles are subject to change.