It’s hip for women to wear less and men to wear tighter pants
Warmer weather is on the way and that means spring fashion will soon be blooming all over. After the parka has been packed away, style can begin to show through without all the layers.
Window shopping is a way to see what stores have to offer for the upcoming season. Most of Boulder’s local stores are getting ready for their new spring fashion lines.
Lola, on The Hill, focuses on clothing that’s current and fresh to the fashion world.
“Bold prints and bright colors,” Meredith Clements, senior philosophy major, said when asked what spring will bring for fashion.
Longer tank tops will also be staying around this season with the leggings worn underneath, Clements said.
If vintage, bargain shopping is more your style, Stellar Clothing, also located on The Hill, might be the place for you and your spring fashion needs.
According to Jessica Daley, freshman environmental studies major, 1970s floral patterns seem to be very prevalent. Not to mention 70s style dresses.
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- Floral patters
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When asked what she has been seeing a lot of, Daley said, “Cowboy boots.”
For shoppers who want to venture off the Hill, head toward the out door malls.
White House Black Market, which is located on the new 29th Street Mall, has a lot of new arrivals for the spring season. Brenda Moore, assistant store manager, said that the store’s designers draw many of their fashion ideas from Paris. Empress waistlines, layering, and long tank tops are a few styles Moore mentioned.
“The long tank tops, usually worn as undershirts, are now being designed for women so ladies don’t have to steal their boyfriends anymore,” Moore said.
When wandering through Urban Outfitters on Pearl Street, some spring fashions seemed to jump right off the hangers. Floral patterns cover the racks and the walls. Also, random spurts of neon colors are on shirts to help add an eye-catching accent.
Nautical style is also taking the stage this spring. The sailor fashion started last season with wide horizontal stripes. Now it is showing up in more ways. Examples of the sailor style ranges from cute detailed/cut shirts to sailor style jeans with the square button area in the front. Also, accessories like headbands and earrings, are showing up in reds and navy blues. Look for lots of anchor accessories this season.
Believe it or not, there is a male side of fashion as well. It seems that men’s fashion never really has any dramatic fashion changes, but that is not the case this season. One of the biggest fashion changes is the fit of jeans and shorts for the spring season. Baggy shorts and jeans are moving out and a tighter, slimmer fit are moving in. This doesn’t mean you need to start sharing jeans with your lady pals just yet, but what it does mean is the cut of the jeans have straighter legs and are more focused towards boot cut styles.
As for the shirts, there is more attention towards wrinkles as detail. There’s now more of a crinkled look rather than freshly pressed apparel.
What if your new spring fashion budget is limited? Well, that is when you turn to one of Boulder’s resale stores, Buffalo Exchange. Here, staff members literally hand pick clothes that will be hot this spring season. Store manager Kathy Plache, said that denim and t-shirts are always best sellers.
Buffalo Exchange is the place to go when you’re looking for a one of a kind piece of clothing to make your own fashion statement. That is one of the main things Buffalo Exchange looks for when buying clothing to sell in the store.
On top of offering a wide range of styles to pick from, customers can sell some of their old fashions so they can get cash on the spot to buy new spring clothing. Because Buffalo Exchange is a resale shop, the store always has something new on their racks. If shoppers don’t find that perfect spring outfit the on the first visit they can look again in a few days.
It seems no matter your style or price range there will be something for everyone this spring season.
Contact Campus Press Staffwriter Emilie Johnson at Emilie.Johnson@thecampuspress.com
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