Produced and Styled by Matthew Hacke + Alyssa Otto | Photographs by Michael Fornataro
Assistance by Jason Solak + Olivia Kappler | Shot on location in Pittsburgh’s North Side
Hair by Bethany Yates of Philip Pelusi Ross Park Mall | Makeup by Valarie Panei, Professional Makeup Artist
Modeled by Miyah Knight + Maggie Wissler of Docherty Talent & Modeling Agency
Special thanks to Bill Pricener, executive director of Allegheny YMCA

More than just flowers are blooming this spring! The women’s Spring 2017 runway collections were full of bold designs and statement stripes, providing the perfect pops of color for the sunny months ahead. Adding these looks to your wardrobe will brighten up both your day and your closet just in time for the new season. 

On the Edge

Kick rainy days to the curb with an embroidered, detailed jacket.

BLANKNYC “As You Wish” Jacket, $168, Kristi Boutique. World of Denim by Odd Molly “Off Duty” Jacket in Pale Red, $358, Kristi Boutique.

Skipping with Style

This orange top, coupled with the coral hues in the pom-pom crocheted tote, provides a beautiful and colorful transition from winter to spring.

Cooper & Ella “Marcela” Drape Sleeve Top in Orange, $145, Rue Boutique. J Brand ”Corrupted” Mid Rise Crop with Released Hem Jeans, $198, Rue Boutique. Mar Y Sol “Montauk” Crocheted Colorblock Tote in Coral, $139, Rue Boutique. L’Amour Des Pieds “Brenn” Cognac Suede Ankle Strap Peep Toe Slides, $199, Littles Shoes. Chan Luu Bracelets, $88-$98, Kristi Boutique.

Leaving Winter Behind

Put winter in your rear-view mirror, and put this neutral ensemble in your future plans.

Lafayette 148 New York Tank Top in Cloud, $78, Larrimor’s. Vince Skirt in Stucco, $255, Larrimor’s. Bussola “Bea” White Lace Up Sandal with Gramets, $130, Littles Shoes. Fairchild Baldwin New York Masai/Matte White Necklace, $450, Larrimor’s.

Sweater Weather

For those chilly spring mornings, throw on a light sweater to keep warm in style.

Zoe Karssen “Number One” Striped Sweater, $230, Kristi Boutique. Mother “Insider Crop Step Fray” Jeans with Racing Stripe in Red, $228, Kristi Boutique. Converse All-Star OX Optical White Sneakers, $55, Littles Shoes.

Lisa Todd Lip Liner/Lime Striped Sweater, $182, Carabella. A.Z.I New York Fringe Jeans in White, $100, Carabella. Hammit Los Angeles Red Handbag, $250, Larrimor’s. L’Amour Des Pieds “Brenn” Scarlet Suede Ankle Strap Peep Toe Slides, $199, Little Shoes.

Brunch Time

Adding statement-making sunglasses to a ruffled dress offers a fun spin on an otherwise prim and proper look.

Escada Sport Dress, $475, Larrimor’s. L’Amour Des Pieds “Arienne” Whiskey Lamba Leather Open Back Slides, $199, Littles Shoes. Norman Childs OPH Vintage 5/S Sunglasses, $375, Eyetique. Ceri Hoover “Kyle” Handbag in Cognac, $495, Kristi Boutique. Lossi Designs Silk Cord Beaded Necklace, $168, Kristi Boutique. Chan Luu Bracelets, $88-$98, Kristi Boutique.

Bold Shoulder

It’s all in the shoulders — and sleeves! Pair a stylish striped top with neutral pants or jeans, then finish off the look with complementary accessories.

Petersyn “Hannah” Top, $194, e.b. Pepper. Adriano Goldschmied “The Farrah” Skinny Ankle White Jeans, $188, e.b. Pepper. Ray-Ban Oval Flat Sunglasses, $185, Eyetique. Rebecca Minkoff Rose Gold Mini Mac Bag, $175, Littles Shoes. Ulla Johnson “Stevie” Stone Clog in Rose, $475, Kristi Boutique.

Shop the Shoot

1. Norman Childs “Jordy” Optical Glasses in Blue Ice, $395, Eyetique.  2. ViVi Designs Scarf with Orange and Blue Stripes, $28, Carabella.  3. Scotch & Soda Loose Fit Short Sleeve T-shirt with Orange and Oatmeal Stripes, $48, Rue Boutique.  4. Fuzzi Dress in Bright Blue, $398, Larrimor’s.  5. Bailey 44 “Starting Block” Top, $138, Carabella.  6. Skin Fleece Terry Bomber Jacket in Jaipur Pink, $260, Rue Boutique. 7. Black Halo Dress, $306, e.b. Pepper.  8. Norman Childs OPH Vintage 3/S Sunglasses, $375, Eyetique.  9. L’Agence Top in Amber, $350, Larrimor’s.  10. Carla Mancini “Daniele” Handbag, $420, Carabella.  11. Velvet by Graham & Spencer “McKay” Embroidered Lightweight Cotton Tie Front Cardigan, $174, Rue Boutique.  12. Project 11 White Leather Belt and Floral Belt Buckle, $138 and $108, Kristi Boutique.  13. J Brand “Reunion” Skinny Patchwork Jeans, $228, e.b. Pepper.

Valarie Panei, Professional Makeup Artist Bethany Yates of Philip Pelusi, Ross Park Mall

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