Bobcats can prepare for spring with bright colors, fun prints

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Printed fabrics are on display at Langford Market.

Warmer weather brings with it fresh patterns and colors. There are several ways Bobcats can incorporate spring trends into their wardrobes.

Color trends for spring will vary and range from bright jewel tones to soft, delicate pastels, said Rebecca Pullian, JC Penney sales associate.

“A lot of what we are selling is bright spring shorts,” Pullian said.

Pullian said varying shades of purple in particular are popping up in jewelry and clothing as Pantone recently named “radiant orchid” color of the year. Men and women can be seen mixing and matching colors to create a cool and soft spring outfit.
The ever-popular chevron stripes will be sticking around for another season but with new, bright colors for spring, said Sarah Wilsey, manager at Langford Market.

Native American-inspired prints will become prominent as the so-dubbed music festival season jumps into full swing. As in past spring seasons, floral patterns bring fresh life to wardrobe basics.

Nautical motifs including navy and white stripes and anchors can put a preppy spin on otherwise bohemian ensembles. Nautical styles and bohemian ensembles pair perfectly for summer concerts.

“I definitely see a lot of nautical styles (with) festival styles (at) Coachella,” said April Brown, manager at Charming Charlie.

Sea-themed accessories are a simple way to incorporate the nautical trend. Anchors, chunky chains and rope-like bracelets are cute nautical options. The preppy look is easily achieved through maxi skirts of breathable fabrics.

For those who dare to bare, crop tops are warm weather’s biggest trend, as they can be paired with almost anything.  They are cute and cool on a warm day with shorts, skirts or a swimsuit by the pool.  The barely-there trend has lent itself to other items as well.

“There are a lot of sheer items like bandeaux tops and camisoles (in stores),” Wilsey said.  

For the guys, pairing blue jeans and a light blazer is perfect for both day and night. For the bold, adding a pastel-colored pant or shirt to the mix is a simple, masculine way to usher in the warmer weather. Linen blazers, light cardigans and bright ties are all easy additions to any man’s wardrobe.

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