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Davis Spring Style Preview

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Fashion runways debut seasonal lines well before the weather changes, but it’s not always clear how to take those looks and turn them into wearable outfits. Plus, it’s difficult to predict what will be popular in spring when the current sky lacks a ray of sunshine. The key to transforming runway looks into everyday wear is to figure out how to add to your existing ensemble so you don’t have to completely swap out your wardrobe each season.

Come spring, all focus will be on the female silhouette. This means the menswear-inspired lines of yore will be replaced by girly details. Highlighting unexpected erogenous zones (collar bones and ankles galore) and adding cheerful pops of color will become the norm, shifting the spotlight onto anything dainty and delicate.

Here are 5 fair-weather trends to add to your repertoire, all of which you can find by shopping in Davis.  Shop locally at these stores to find spring’s most sought-after looks.

Sunkissed, Warm hues: Bright Yellows and Tangerines

tangerine Davis Spring Style Preview

Photo Credit: Caitlin Gaustad

Pinkadot
238 E St.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 753-2247
www.pinkadot.com

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Pinkadot is a popular boutique for young women in Davis and is home to stunning apparel, most notably its selection of blouses.Though on the pricier side, the high-quality clothing is sure to impress and fit well. The store also offers a selection of more budget-friendly jewelry and accessories. Pinkadot’s spring focus is on sunkissed hues. Try on a bright dress to add color to your warm-weather wardrobe.

Neon Accents and Graphic Prints

birds Davis Spring Style Preview

Photo Credit: Caitlin Gaustad

Riki
202 E St.
Davis, CA 95616
(530)756-8048
www.rikidesign.com

Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Riki is a cute boutique that offers wearable clothing for women of all ages. Instead of focusing on current trends, Riki consistently sells timeless clothing. Here you can get the quality basics that will be the foundation of your wardrobe, the items you can wear from the office to a date. Many pieces are largely discounted, so you can score a good deal on the wide variety of garments. Riki’s clothing will remain current from season to season.

preeti Davis Spring Style Preview

Photo Credit: Caitlin Gaustad

Preeti Girl
200 E St.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 792-7438

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 11 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Preeti Girl is cute store that offers a large selection of clothing and jewelry. Attracting mostly teenage and adolescent girls, Preeti Girl sells glitzy clothing as well as basics like camisoles and zip-up hoodies. The entire back wall of the store is a display for the large amounts of jewelry, hair bands, and other accessories in bright neon colors that hit the mark for spring. Neon accents like bright bags, belts and jewelry mixed with funky graphic prings (birds, flowers, art deco) will also create the perfect look this spring.

Pastels 

blush Davis Spring Style Preview

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The Wardrobe
206 E Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530)756-1128
www.thewardrobe.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Wardrobe is an eclectic shop full of bold patterns, intricate details, and festive colors. Catering mostly to middle-aged women, the store has beautiful dresses and detailed tops. Younger women can also score some great finds, like a lacy frock in blush, one of spring’s pastels. Head to The Wardrobe if you want to find a unique, vintage-inspired, piece of clothing to add sparkle to your closet collection.

Girly Details

figure Davis Spring Style Preview

Photo Credit: Caitlin Gaustad

Lily’s Boutique
218 E St.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 792-1308

Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Lily’s Boutique carries a vast selection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories. The owner, Dina, is extremely sweet and eager to introduce the lines she sells. New fashions are constantly rotated, so you can be sure to find the latest looks here, appropriate for women of all ages. Specifically for spring 2012, Lily’s will be carrying beautiful dresses that show off the female physique, the overarching theme of the season.

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Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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