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Styles to Get and Styles to Ditch for Spring 2021

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Springtime is a fresh start for everyone and a time for updating your closet with a few fun pieces. Take a peek below at my favorite trends for spring 2021!

Instead of black on black, go for styling in tones of whites, creams and camels
Black on black will always be the easiest way to look sophisticated. Now that it’s spring, it’s time to switch it up. Try styling your look in all one color but keep it light: whites, creams and camels. Not only will this still look super sophisticated, but it will also brighten your skin tone and make you think of spring! 

Instead of muted pastel hues, go for sorbet pastels 
Muted pastels have had their day. Now that warmer weather is upon us, look for pastels with a punch! Sorbet tones such as bubble gum pink, mint green and lavender will be the “it” colors this season! If you’re not ready to wear an entire look of this color, take a more conservative approach and find a few accessories in this palette!

Instead of plain, opt for a fun detail such as shoulder pads  
The shoulder pad trend started coming back in style last spring started by the cult-followed T-shirt from The Frankie Shop. Now you can see that same shoulder pad T-shirt trend from almost any retailer and it hasn’t stopped there. Look for the oversized shoulder pad detail in sweatshirts and even blazers for that ultracool ’90s look.

Instead of that matching sweatsuit, try relaxed suiting!
Your matching sweatsuits from 2020 are still great for lounging, but try to step it up a notch and go for relaxed suiting. I know, I know; why would I wear a suit during a pandemic if I don’t have to? What if that suit was just as comfortable as sweats and had the ability to make you look ultra-chic? I would call that a match made in heaven. 

Abby Wood is a wardrobe stylist and style blogger in Kansas City, and her education in design plus retail experience make her an expert in fit, fabric, style and trends. Her professional experience in fashion began with an apprenticeship with a bridal designer, shifted to creating and showing her  own line, moving up to management and training at a retail level and now professional styling as an independent consultant. Abby loves to help individuals develop and evolve their own sense of style.