Spring Looks: Southern Comfort

Austin, Texas, is our backdrop for a few of spring's fresh trends.

Shannon Greer

Austin, Texas, is our backdrop for a few of spring's fresh trends.

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Shannon Greer
Trend: Cropped Tops

It may seem counterintuitive, but it's true: A short top can make you look taller. The secret? Just layer a delicate camisole underneath to cover your midriff and lengthen your torso. This flowy ensemble stands out here in Austin's .

On the model:
• Cropped top, $69,
• Tank, $98,
• Pants, $149,
• Earrings, $145,
• Cuff, $225, Kara by Kara Ross,
• Handbag, $278,
• Heels, $148,

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Shannon Greer
Trend: Pastels

Embrace a brighter shade of pale in hues of pink, coral, mint, violet and baby blue — and look for unexpected cuts, like this revamped short suit. Add a graphic top and gold accessories to keep it polished.

On the model:
• Blazer, $108,
• Top, $88,
• Shorts, $50,
• Earrings, $135,
• Gold bracelets, $22 to $26,
• Crossbody bag, $225,

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Trend: Metallics

Leggings, those wardrobe workhorses, are getting a makeover in warm golds and bronzes. Wear them with casual classics like this oversize tee and sporty bomber — or a boho tunic and heels. Our model fits in at old-school record shop .

On the model:
• Jacket, $99,
• Top, $110,
• Leggings, $39,
• Necklace, $38,
• Pendant, $266,
• Sneakers, $65,

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Trend: Nude

This barely-there shade looks slimming from head to toe. We also love the clever shape of this dress: long, with a dramatic slit that flashes a little skin when you stop by the , a bohemian bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails.

On the model:
• Dress, $265,
• Belt, $3,
• Python bangles, $55 each,
• Horn bangles, $60 for seven, (call 305-661-0159)
• Heels, $70,

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Trend: Slouchy

This season is all about drawstring pants: Pair with a blouse and heels for yoga comfort with runway style.

With a bit of stretch in your pants, don't be afraid to fill up on delectable goodies, like an over-the-top donut at food truck.

On the model:
• Blouse, $258,
• Camisole, $98,
• Pants, $128,
• Earrings, $92,
• Ring, $45,

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Shannon Greer
Trend: '50s Redux

The twirl-inspiring shirtdress slips on fast and is easy to accessorize (hello, cowboy boots!). What's new? Oversize patterns, like this figure-flattering gingham.

A plaid, '50s-inspired dress is not complete without an authentic pair of leather from .

On the model:
• Dress, $128,
• Boots, $470,

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