How to get fresh with spring fashion

Ready to have a spring fling?

There's no better way to leap into the freshness of the season than with a fashion tune-up. And area boutiques and department stores are more than ready to help you meet the challenge.

After all, shopping for spring can be a fun opportunity to add some zing with the use of some of the newer trends coming into flower.

Fashion trend watchers will see looks that are fresh, feminine and floaty. Familiar classics like gingham and florals will be seen in updated versions, particularly different color combinations. And fashionistas will notice trends that include pants with more leg room and the continuation of '70s-inspired touches such as fringed trims and accessories, bell bottom pants and cropped tunic tops.

Ashley Schafer of Marlton-based Schafer Image Consulting, said the key for spring will be to find the right balance between what you have and what works for your body and your personal style from the new trends.

Here's a look at what's springing for spring — along with some advice on how to keep things popping this season.

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Credits

Clothes and jewelry: Six Clothing, 129 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Call (856) 216-0666.

Flowers and backgrounds: Sansone and Company, Inc. 24 Ellis St., Haddonfield. Call (856) 428-0962.

Stylist: Ashley Schafer, Schafer Image Consulting. Call (518) 495.6051 or visit schaferimageconsulting.com

Hair and Makeup: Geysha Tomassone, owner of Kiss and Makeup. Visit kissnmakeupnj.com/

Models: Claire Libich and Ryan Romberger

Update your look

Here are some other tips from Ashley Schafer to keep you stepping in style for spring:

  • When you're getting dressed, think about the focal point for your look. You never want to have more than one focal point. And just because you're wearing a bold print doesn't have to mean that's your focal point.
  • Pattern on the bottom (of your outfit) can really be slimming. I would encourage people to try it on. Don't be afraid of pattern, but don't overdo it either. If you wear it on the bottom, balance it with a solid on the top or vice versa.
  • Have fun with the trends. Don't be afraid to try something new. Don't think you have to re do your entire wardrobe. Find a few pieces and mix them in with what you already have.
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