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On the Fringe: Mix fringed details with bold colors and patterns for a can’t-miss look. On Gabriella: Max Mara blue coat, $995, at Bloomingdale’s; Flying Tomato dress, $110, brown fringe earrings, $28, and Bam Forever fringe bag, $48, at Loola Doola; Nine West fringed mules, $89, at Lord & Taylor; Brave belt, $125, and Gretchen Ventura starburst pendant, $1,795, at Jolie Jordan. On Snow: Max Mara yellow coat, $995, Bloomingdale’s; Missoni top, $545, and pants, $695, at Neiman Marcus; Lizzie Fortunato black tassel belt, $300, at Mary Jane Denzer; Imagine by Vince Camuto sandals, $110, at Lord & Taylor; Gretchen Ventura bracelets, $295, $295, and $895 (mother-of-pearl), and Caterina Lucchi Bag, $595, at Jolie Jordan


Shake off the winter blues with fun, fresh spring styles from local boutiques.

 

Photography: Toshi Tasaki   •   Styling: Kathy Kalafut   •   Creative Direction: Halina Sabath   •   Text: Amy R. Partridge
Models: Snow, Q Management; Gabriella, Wilhelmina Models
Hair: Carole Lally and Patty Molleturo assisted by Elise Pelka, Salon Maffei
Makeup: Perry Foulke, Agency Gerard Management
Assistants: Heather Sommer, Jalyn Robinson, Paige Touse, Witold Sabath

Shot on location at the ArtsWestchester Gallery, White Plains. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ArtsWestchester’s purchase of the Peoples Bank & Trust Building on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, a nine- story landmark building that the Arts Council restored and adapted into a multiuse arts center. Above image shows the mural Windows on the Past, by Richard Hass.

 

Slip & Slide

Slip dresses are back! Wear now with a chunky sweater, alone once summer hits.

Germania’s slip dress, $625, Skin nude sweater, $398, and Gretchen Ventura python choker, $1,695, at Jolie Jordan; Jessica Simpson sandals, $98, at Lord & Taylor; Edie Parker clutch, $1,595, at Angela’s. The mural, Freedom, was designed by Angelo Magnati and painted by Alex Bonanno.

 

Ruch Hour

Ruching ruled the runwaysthis season — let it take over your closet for spring

Marni dress, $2,160, sweater, $1,000, shoes, $900, bag, $2,190, and bracelet, $365, all at Pamela Robbins

 

Back in Action

Ruffles and asymmetry play together beautifully in a look that goes seamlessly from day to night.

Artelier by Nicole Miller top, $335, Milly pants, $395, and n.y.d. design bracelet and knot earrings, both $26, all at New York Dolls 

 

Check Mate

Sweet meets sexy in this ruffled dress with on-trend checkered pattern.

Miss Selfridge dress, $69, and Michael Kors Bella pump, $135, at Lord & Taylor; Oliver Peoples black-frame glasses, $340, at Raymond Opticians; Elizabeth and James tote, $195, and 100 Percent Beads necklace, $150, at Beginnings Bleus

 

Silver Belle

Sequins and denim punch up any OOTD; add a large-logo bag for some runway cachet.

RTA jacket, $495, and Caroline Constas skirt, $395, at Angela’s; Michael Kors top, $995, and YSL backpack, $1,450, at Neiman Marcus; Steve Madden Stacy-C shoe, $79, at Lord & Taylor

 

Slice of Style

Scuba-esque details and a well-placed cutout add to the allure of this killer striped duo.

Tracy Reese top and skirt, both $130, and Blue Sky sunglasses, $35, at March; Vince Camuto bag, $198, at Lord & Taylor; Sam Edelman Addison sandals, $120, at Bloomingdale’s

 

Not Your Grandma’s Floral

Palm Beach goes sexy in a botanical-print romper and floral-accented heels.

Nicholas romper, $524, at Beginnings Bleus; Dolce Vita Halo shoes, $100, and Elie Saab belt, $810, at Mary Jane Denzer; Marc Jacobs bag, $375, at Bloomingdale’s
Paintings by Carrie Belk

 

Trench Wearfare

Give us a trench every day of the week, please!

On Snow: Alexander McQueen trench, $2,780, at Neiman Marcus; Nicole Miller dress, $420, at New York Dolls; Imagine by Vince Camuto sandals, $110, at Lord & Taylor; Marlyn Schiff star earrings, $24, at Beginnings Bleus
On Gabriella: Karen Millan dress, $399, at Bloomingdale’s; Steve Madden Stacy-C shoe, $79, at Lord & Taylor; Allison Daniel earrings, $55, at Jolie Jordan; Jessica Elliot ring, $62, at March 

 

Color Me Bold

Plucked right from the Crayola box, bright colors make a striking statement

Roland Mouret dress, $2,080, Tyler Ellis bag, $1,395, Evocateur cuff, $425, and Oscar de la Renta earrings, $375, all at Mary Jane Denzer

Bag Lady

The fanny pack gets an upgrade — and a new name (it’s a belt bag, thank you very much!) — while retaining its utilitarian chic.

Brunello Cucinelli anorak, $3,595, and jeans, $1,195, Lela Rose top, $795, Valentino belt bag, $1,375, and Balenciaga bag, $2,090, all at Neiman Marcus; Michael by Michael Kors Lexie sandals, $130, at Lord & Taylor
Painting by Antoinette Wysocki

 

Where to buy what you see

 

Angela’s
Rye; 914.481.5894

Beginnings Bleus
Armonk; 914.765.0004

Bloomingdale’s
White Plains; 914.684.6300

Jolie Jordan
Mount Kisco; 914.864.2300

Loola Doola Boutique
White Plains; 914.468.1168

Lord & Taylor
Scarsdale; 914.723.7700

March
Briarcliff Manor; 914.923.2100

Mary Jane Denzer
White Plains; 914.328.0330

Neiman Marcus
White Plains; 914.428.2000

New York Dolls
Mount Kisco; 914.244.3655

Pamela Robbins
Scarsdale; 914.472.4033

Raymond Opticians
White Plains; 914.328.2020