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Get set for spring with these super looks

There may still be snow in the air and on the way, but in fashionland, it’s spring.

And that means only one thing: It’s time to start snatching up the best of the season’s looks.

Whether you want to burst into the season with a whole new style or simply add a few new pieces to your wardrobe, don’t do anything until you read up on the latest spring 2005 styles in this week’s edition of our fashion and beauty update.

If a white suit does not fit into your lifestyle, pick up this season’s most must-have (and affordable) item, a white tank top. Look for tanks that are fitted, loose or embellished around the neckline, then wear alone or under sweaters or jackets.  We like adam+eve, Three Dots and C&C.


A great, neutral trench-style safari jacket is something you will turn to for years to come. We love the classic versions you will find at Theory or — you guessed it — Banana Republic.  DKNY pushes the trend with gold metallic touches on the jacket.

 
A little of this trend goes a long way. Pick up a few pieces to mix into your day-to-day wardrobe — a printed full (trendy) or slim (classic) cotton skirt, beaded necklaces and woven leather accessories should do the trick.

 
To really catch the wave on this trend, the cropped, embellished captain’s jacket is the way to go. A more classic alternative is a double-breasted navy spring trench coat, which you can throw over everything you own.


Up your trend quotient this spring by incorporating a floral print in unexpected places — flaunt flowers in a coat, a handbag or a pair of shoes.

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, TheTrendReport.com, which highlights style trends in America and across the world.

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