Trust us, spring will, well, sprung, soon, and we plan to be good and ready trends wise! Straight from the pros at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport (we're talking 80-plus retailers stocking the spring-iest styles from fave designer brands like Sandro Paris, Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade and Fossil), here are some of the hottest seasonal looks to snag (at up to 70 per cent less, to boot, and while supplies last). —Vita Daily
pretty in print. Florals and paisley just got a modern makeover. All over the catwalks the somewhat tired prints of yesteryear were given a fresh new lease on life, with exquisite metallic detailing, innovative lacework and a moodier colour palette. Case in point: this Kate Spade Robyn Exotic medium chain saddle bag in pink mauve, boasting an adjustable chain with leather detailing, interior zip and slip pockets and signature spade hardware (turn the stem of the spade to open and close the bag).
love is in the air. Romance is still very much alive, but it’s clear who’s in the driving seat: delicately tiered chiffon dresses came cinched at the waist with statement belts and paired with leather boots at Celine and Saint Laurent, while the latter’s maxi dresses came with asymmetric shoulders and a peep hole cut out waist. We love this Sandro Pairs women’s H18 Oeuvre midi dress, in pink lace-panelled printed silk.
it's all in the accessories. If you like your clothing with an artisanal, hand-worked feel, this trend is for you. Style with hair slides or a head scarf worn as a turban, outsized earrings and a dose of global traveller chic. Try this pair of Fossil women’s teardrop earrings, featuring hunter green and pink acetate, gold-tone brass with hinged details and post closures.
retro returns. Don't discount springtimes past. The 1970s (among other bygone decades) are making a huge comeback, as evidenced by these Stuart Weitzman Sunray platform sandals; '70s inspired but decidedly modern, these groovy beauties are crafted from suede, calf leather, pebbled leather or pebbled patent leather and feature a substantial block heel and higher-coverage vamp strap, both of which are offset by a slim ankle strap. These next-level sandals are easy to wear from day to night with a cashmere top and silk midi skirt—and, along with the looks above, are sure to put a spring in your step!
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