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Saturday, March 02, 2024

While fashion boutiques decorate their storefronts to attract summer shoppers, the time for students to start cleaning out their closets is now.

Give away your daisy dukes, crocks and low-rise jeans with the rest of those spring things you no longer need. This summer is all about being comfortable and choosing the right accessories to match.

Macy’s and Nordstroms have given shoppers a sneak peek of what to expect for summer trends.  Floral patterns on mid-thigh skirts and sundresses made the cut. Other items to watch include denim and striped apparel.

“Stripes will be very in this season. I’ve seen it on cotton and silk shirts and on accessories too,” said Christy Morgan, the owner of Dahlia in Thornebrook Village.

In addition, oversized canvas tote bags paired with khaki mid-thigh shorts and a white cotton button-down top can make for a classic all-American look.

Rompers, white jeans, summer dresses and mini-layered skirts are popular, said Bethy Pierre, an employee at Macy’s at the Oaks Mall and public relations student at UF.

Harper’s Bazaar, an elite fashion magazine, recommends metallic blazers, pastels and army green jackets as must-haves.

Also, Bazaar recommends investing in neutral colored gladiator sandals to match earth-toned outfits.

Remember, an outfit can appear drab without its accessories.

 Luckily, the skinny belt, chunky beaded necklaces and leather-strap watches will become popular commodities this season.

But you do not have to shop at high-end clothing department stores to recreate a look out of Vogue.

For instance, long, chunky necklaces can be found at  Target for $16 compared to necklaces at Bloomingdales that range from $40 to $100.

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Keeping up with the latest trends might come with a price tag, but the investment of staying on top of the latest trends while feeling better about the way you dress is not worth forgoing.

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