Spring Fashion Trends Appeal from Garden Party Florals to Spirited Stripes

Spring fashion trends are headlined by a single word: Stripes. Floral prints are making a comback.

The world of stripes comprises everything from pinstripes to boldly colored cabana stripes. Stripes are used horizontally, vertically, on the bias, in chevons, and even in patchwork.

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Stripes are snazzy, showy, and spirited this spring. Read more about striped clothing here.. This is one spring fashion trend with a permutation that's right for every style preference.

Here are trend suggestions for each fashion archetype.

Athena: Blue Denim and Primrose Yellow Top Are Ready to Rock

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No garment is more practical than blue jeans, a world favorite. No fashion archetype is more practical than Athena. So a blue denim ensemble, spiked with a primrose yellow top, is a no-brainer.

Bue denim and primrose yellow are among fabulous spring and summer fashion trends.

This ensemble take Athena a little out of her comfort zone, because she gravitates toward professional or preppy looks.

Camouflage neutrals such as dark taupe and battlefield green also offer practicality for this fashion- and money-wise fashion archetype.

Developing a wardrobe around a single flattering color palette saves time searching the racks and crates a flexible coordinated wardrobe.

This will appeal to several fashion archetypes if she is living a more relaxed lifestyle, including Athena and Artemis.

Conventional Metis Likes Banker's Stripes and Conventional Suits

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Like Athena, Metis is a conventional sign. Whereas Athena is practical, Metis likes high-end urban fashion and designer labels.

Metis is an urban gal who insists on quality and embodies sophistication. When it comes to stripes, a red-and-white striped button-down shirt is with a white suit is a jazzy ensemble high up among fabulous spring and summer fashions.

Hip-length blazer jackets are extending the trend life of the so-called boyfriend oversized, loose-fitting jacket.

We'll find Metis hosting spring parties from graduation celebrations to bridal parties in a festive garden party print dress. And for exercising, this year's fancy sneakers and athletic leisure wear that come closer to casual pants than anything we've yet seen are just the thing.

Hestia: Patchwork and Floral Prints Delight Our Domestic Goddess

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Two spring fashion trends that characterize Hestia, goddess of hearth and home, are patchwork and floral prints.

The patch is often achieved with insets of lace or eyelet, adding a feminine touch to this spring fashion look.

This fashion archetype is as likely to be found baking cookies, as gardening or hosting a quilting club. So handcrafted spring fashion looks appeal to her esthetic.

A long skirt in with a floral print in shades of dusty rose or blues and purple, perhaps in a wrinkle-proof crinkle fabric. Team with a hip-length jacket and a nice top. Or choose relaxed fit slacks, instead of a skirt.

Artemis: Sporty Stripes, Battle Fatigue Neutral Colors, and Tailored Slacks

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A colorful cabana striped skirt with a figure-flattering pattern may be just the thing for sporty Artemis to wear to spring and summer parties.

Add a romantic blouse, perhaps with pintucks or some edging to soften the look.

Neutrals drawn from battle fatigues, such as darker taupe and army green are trending. A wardrobe of relaxed-fit slacks, also on the racks this season, tops, and a blazer in this palette will afford Artemis with a flexible mix-and-match wardrobe.

Kali: Neon Slashes and Pieced-Together Garments Break All the Rules

ali will try anything once. The most startling trend this spring is pieced-together garments. I'm not talking about patchwork. It's more like half the garment is a trench-coat and the other half is a dress.

This is cutting-edge style that best in the fashion capitals of the world and prices are stratopheric. Edgy and arty, it seems unlikely these eye-popping designs will make it onto the racks at our local stores. But if anyone is going to give it a try, it's Kali.

A bit safer and easier to replicate are the neon slashes or outright neon colors appearing on sportier or everyday garments. Go for a neon orange top or a neon inset in your jacket if you are aching to break all the rules and startle friends and admirers.

The biggest boldest more colorful cabana stripes in unusual chevron or pieced-together looks is another idea for the Kali fashion archetype.

Aphrodite/Baubo Loves Super-Feminine Spring Fashion Trends

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Aphrodite is the fashion archetype who loves being a girl. Off-shoulder tops and peek-a-boo shoulders are playful and flirty.

Lace, ruffles, and even ostrich-feather trim are other ultra-feminine design elements. And they are all on the racks in abundance for fabulous spring and summer fashions.

Garden party prints for dresses and long, ankle-length swirling skirts are other spring fashion trends that will showcase the romantic part of our inner selves.

Blouses with nice details, such as pintucks, edging, and eye-catching details complete this look.

Sophia: You'll Steal Spring in Gentle Shades of Pink from Blush to Rose

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Sophia is more likely to appreciate the beauty of the spring season than shopping. Preferring simple lines, often unadorned with accessories, Sophia's inner light is complemented by this year's abundance of muted pinks.

As feminine as Aphrodite/Baubo, Sophia embodizes transcendent grace; she eschews bling and revealing styles opting for simple elegance.

Some suggestions: A two-piece lace-look ensemble of skirt and top in a flattering color such as the clear blues and pinks popular this year. Lace may take the Sophia fashion archetype a little out of her comfort zone in some cases, as she often prefer solid colors.

A dusty pink tunic top might be worn over anything from jeans to leggings to a black skirt; a pretty floral silk scarf is an on-trend way to accessorize. See featured tunic tops.

Hecate: This Spring's Handcrafted Details Are Made for You

Embroidery, lace and fringe trim, patchwork,fabulous edging, and all such suggestions of handcrafting (even when they are done by machine) are just what Hecate loves.

Our Bohemian goddess is at home in clothing that comes from the vintage boutique or an ethnic co-op in Peru or Thailand -- or from her own craft room.

Look for embroidery on blue jeans and jackets. Patchwork jackets, dresses, and skirts are sure to be on the racks this spring and summer. I especially like tunic tops with cunning insets of lace in a partial-patch effect.

New this year are ornate, colorful prints with the look of Moroccan for caftans and flowing dresses and tops. So far, I am seeing these in high-end garments.

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