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Shop local with the 2013 Spring Fashion Guide

By Haili Z
Feb. 20, 2013 at 3:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:20 p.m.

From left, flax linen  three-quarter, button sleeve shirt, $69; red, hand-stitched wool elephant purse, $59; Pandora bracelets, starting at $65 (beads starting at $25); embellished knit head wrap, $14-$20; and Jon Hart Burleson bag with cross detail, $289; and vintage gold brooch, $24.

Editor's note: The Get Out crew isn’t made up of your typical fashionistas. We like our clothes comfy and our shoes flat. That’s why we enlisted stylist extraordinaire Haili Z to help us put together our first Get Out fashion guide. Haili, a Victoria native, has styled models on the runway from Houston to Australia. She arrived in Victoria for our photo shoot at the Victoria Educational Gardens a mere day after scoping out the latest looks at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, so we’re confident she’ll lead you in the right direction when picking out your looks for spring. We’ve made way in the following six pages to really show off the stunning fashion photography, but your favorite Get Out columnists and content will be back next week. Until then, here’s to looking good.

- Luis Rendon

New York's Fall Fashion Week may have just wrapped up its last show, but don't fret over what you might be wearing months from now, take some time to consider what you should be wearing in the next couple of weeks.

With the clouds parting and the sun peeking through, you'll want to be prepared to seamlessly transition your wardrobe from cozy winter warmth to sleek and sexy spring.

The Crossroads isn't particularly known for its fashion, but don't sell our area short. Area boutiques are hidden gems more than qualified with all the latest trends to keep you looking good. So save some gas, support local business and surprise yourself the next time you're in the market for a new outfit.

As for what is in this season, it's a mix of old and new. From classic stunners in black and white to bright head turners, there's something for everyone.

You might think black and white should be left for the darker days of winter, but these solids make the cut. Feminine and chic staple pieces give structure and timeless elegance to any woman's wardrobe. Versatility is key, and if you're craving a pop of color, pair your dresses and tops with a stylish pink blazer or bright pumps.

Turban headbands are also making an impression this season. They were seen on the heads of many at New York Fashion Week and are still coming into play from the fall.

Color endures as a top trend, but the palette has shifted slightly. Green is the go-to color for spring, says Pat McDonald, Days Gone Bye owner. The entire verdant spread - jade, celery, sage, olive, emerald and lime - were all seen on the runway for fall but have made their initial impression in our sunnier months.

Including pops of color is also an easy trend that is sticking around. Pairing orange and pink, specifically, was seen on the runway at New York Fashion Week this month.

If you're not as adventurous and want to stick to a more simplified color scheme, you're in luck. Black on black was a runway favorite at several shows including Mathieu Mirano and Reem Acra. Black apparel adorned with sequins are great transitional pieces to swap out and dress up existing apparel already in wardrobe.



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