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10 Tips for Spring: Christie Maruka

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Olivia Lemley

Although spring is hiding under all the snow, it's on the way. Don't just stick with the same outfits you wore last year and the year before thatmixing and matching bright colors is just half the fun. Christie Maruka narrows down the endless inspiration with ten tips for spring. This trusted and noted stylist has developed herself as an expert image consultant throughout her three decades contributing to the fashion industry. Maruka doesn't stop just there; she is a contributing fashion writer and editorial stylist as well as a retail store owner.

As the founder of Fashion Fix, Christie Maruka takes her show on the road—literally. Fashion Fix is a mobile styling service determined to keep people along the East Coast dressed to impress. This expert shares her tips for the spring of 2015:

Denim becomes pure luxury this spring. Aside from its rising versatility, denim has found new meanings and styles to conquer. Embellished, washed out, molded into feminine silhouettes or just relaxed and comfortable, there is no doubt that denim is making its way to high fashion this season.

Draped dresses and bohemian silhouettes take over the runway during fashion week. BCBG by Max Azria contributed stunning pieces that demonstrate this hot spring style. His classic and enduring fabrications were softened to appeal to modern day chic-seekers.

Flowy and feminine mini-dresses are a must for this spring. Marissa Webb, the creative director for Banana Republic, added a romantic aura to this style. Cargo vests, cool shirt dresses, or the classic trench coat are great additions to the mini-dress for a completed look.
Photo Credit: Naulda Magazine
Flatter your figure! Keep an eye out for plunging necklines, playful pantsuits and sheer over-skirts to take over the streets this season. Everyone should try these clean and modern styles as demonstrated in Carmen Marc Valvo's 2015 spring collection. 

Ruffles and delicate frills are in full swing this season. Nicole Miller utilizes this trend in her skinny skirts and dresses to make a daytime and evening look.

Feel gorgeous in your own skin. Light, lacy, layered slip dresses as well as wide-legged trousers are a favorite this spring! Nicky Zimmerman shows off these garments as well as sexy off the shoulder men's shirting, cinched trenched vests, and beautiful swimwear that is too nice to swim in.

These season's direction is to pair natural fabrics and muted colors. Mara Hoffman featured rainbow slip dresses, sunbursts and striped motif on swimwear, and maxi dresses during fashion week. This softer direction created incredibly sophisticated and polished ensembles.

Sporty Chic is dominant for 2015 spring fashions. Slouchy knitted polo-buttoned up shirts that are not just for Country clubs are popular; J.Crew and Hugo Boss pinned it perfectly.
Popping up everywhere this season, khaki is the shade expected to add some much needed freshness to the upcoming spring season. From Military to modern safari, expect Khaki to find its way into your wardrobe come spring.

Just in time for spring, lace was featured in countless garments throughout fashion week. As the foundation or embellishment, it creates a heavenly feel to your feminine side as shown in Michael Costello's 2015 spring designs. 

Christie Maruka:
"There are so many great styles to choose from, an avalanche of options, something for everyone this season, and these trends can be very easy to wear. Make each look your own, be unique, play up your favorite body parts, know your best colors and wear it well. It’s all about you, how you work it and how you own it."

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