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OC Fashionista’s Spring Fashion Tips For 2013

January 15, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Mary Bii Fashion Dome)

(credit: Mary Bii Fashion Dome)

(credit: Mary Bii Fashion Dome)

(credit: Mary Bii Fashion Dome)


Brandi Bregman, owner and designer of the eco-friendly fashion company, MaryBii Fashion Dome, serves the Orange County and Los Angeles areas. Recognized as one of the top designers in the area at the RAWards, she’s the voice of local fashion. Here’s what she promises will be hot this spring.

Photo courtesy of Brandi Bregman

(credit: Brandi Bregman)


Pattern Blocking
Let your vibrant, wild side shine this spring with pattern blocking. Bregman describes this 2013 fashion trend as “using multiple patterns in a patchwork to create its own unique look.” This trend allows outfits to take center stage. Use jewelry minimally when wearing blocked patterns. Pick out patterns from your own wardrobe and try layering them to get this effect without having to drop big bucks. This look is perfect for a day at the office or a night out on the town. Wear more natural eye colors and lip colors during the daytime and redefine the outfit’s objective by wearing darker colors for lips and eyes and a higher heel for evening festivities. 

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Photo courtesy of Brandi Bregman

(credit: Brandi Bregman)


Shades of Gray

The renowned book, “50 Shades of Gray” took the world by storm. Not only did the book entice many to spice-up their love lives, this phenomenon even significantly influenced fashion trends on the runway. This spring, incorporate “a little bit of dominatrix flare to classy and feminine looks,” said Bregman. “Combining black hues and leather accessories to your already-existing wardrobe can help add a hint of edge and sex appeal like highlighted in the novel,” she said. Complement traditional dresses and suits with this trend to make classic clothes trendy.

(credit: Brandi Bregman)

(credit: Brandi Bregman)


Pick a Single Print

Patterns are all the rage this spring. Bregman suggests to “try to let a single print make your fashion statement.” She adds, “Wear one print pattern on the top and bottom, or pick one bold print pattern to pair up with a solid-colored top or bottom when incorporating this trend into your wardrobe.” Whatever your personal style, vintage, preppy, sexy, traditional or edgy, find a print pattern to fit your personality to bring this look to life. Pair your print with a solid-colored wedge, and you will be set for spring.

Photo courtesy of Brandi Bregman

(credit: Brandi Bregman)


Texture Blocking

Add some texture to your wardrobe this spring with this trend straight off of the runway. Bregman said “combining multiple textures (lace, silk, and chiffon) to make one piece” is a hot look for spring 2013. Texture-blocking enables intricate, unique fabrics to be mixed together to create a cohesive outfit. Bregman suggests you “pull textures from your own closet, and then layer them on yourself to get the look without dishing out money for a new designer piece.” Simple jewelry and solid-colored clutches make this style pop. 

Photo courtesy of Brandi Bregman

(credit: Brandi Bregman)


Monochromatic

Mixing textures and wearing fun print patterns are popular, however, minimizing chaos by wearing all solid pieces is another favorable fashion trend for 2013. Bregman advises you “pick a color and wear it from head to toe. Try wearing whites and metallics,” she said. Accent this look with matching fun and colorful accessories. Jewelry, headbands, earrings, bracelets and necklaces can help complement the monochromatic look and enable you to add your own unique flare.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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