Spring Fashion: Bold Prints, Punchy Colors and Fresh Beauty Tips

Bold prints and punchy colors will be the MVPs of your spring fashion lineup.

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Strokes of Genius


It's black and white and rad all over. A paint-splattered coat turns any outfit into a work of art.

Beauty Tip: Bold red lips pop perfectly when you're wearing primary colors. We love Chanel's Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Pirate, $34.

Coat, Desigual, $299. Dress, Bebe, $119. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane, $90.

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Panel Discussion


Go mad for mod in a polished, slimming sheath. Bonus: The strategic color blocking and belt-like stripe optically whittle your waist.

Beauty Tip: Create a contoured look by applying a translucent bronzing cream, like Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer, $11, just below cheekbones from apples to temple.

Dress, Mark, $42. Earrings, Roberta Chiarella, $68. Heels, AMI Clubwear, $30.

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Geometry Lesson


It truly is a shorts story. Diamond-print shorts put a flattering focus on your bottom line when worn with a simple, color-block sweater.

Beauty Tip: For a modern take on the cat eye, draw L'Oreal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in black, $9, across upper lid, flicking it up slightly at the outer corner.

Shorts, Joe Fresh. Shirt, H&M, $60. Sweater, Worthington, $30. Necklace, Shop Design Spark, $38.

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Be Square


Classic yet cutting-edge, the windowpane pattern—which we love on cropped pants—is plaid's cooler cousin.

Beauty Tip: Paint a deep blue hue on nails—it's fun and flattering on all skin tones. Try OPI nail lacquer in Incognito in Sausalito, $9.

Pants, Lulu's, $44. Shirt, RD Style, $65. Necklace, Glint & Gleam from ShopLately, $22.50. Watch, May 28th, $39. Heels, Adam Tucker, $135.

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Bloom Bounty


Spring florals are always in style. Mixing faux leather with pretty petals keeps things sweet—but not too girly.

Beauty Tip: Swipe on Lancome Lip Lover in Lip Lover, $23, for a just-right mix of soft pink color and glossy shine.

Skirt, Kate Spade Saturday, $85. Shirt, Karen Kane, $88. Glasses, Toms, $149. Bangles, R.J. Graziano, $45 for set of 3.

Originally published in the April 2014 issue of Family Circle magazine.