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Top Spring Lines At Boutiques In Connecticut

April 23, 2013 9:00 AM

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Nicole Miller Spring 2013 (credit:  Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Nicole Miller Spring 2013 (credit: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

A few of these fashion trends added to your closet will pick up your entire wardrobe. Spring is all about bold stripes, large floral prints and a bit of bead work and embroidery. Add a blazer and a collarless, silk, sheer shirt, a bit of leather and lace and you will be good to go. Browse the spring lines in these Connecticut shops to find your look.

Flirt
3551 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 287-0092
www.flirtboutiquect.com

Flirt is known for “uptown chic with downtown sass.” It opened in September of 2007 and has been voted ‘Best Hip Boutique in CT’ for five consecutive years by Connecticut Magazine. You will find everything from cocktail dresses to patterned and colored jeans for spring. If you are looking for business casual, the sophisticated apparel for the change of season is here to try on. The fashions are current and owner Meryl Henrici enjoys keeping her finger on the fashion pulse. She does this by attending fashion shows and visiting NYC monthly to find that unique merchandise. The latest trends in clothing and accessories of jewelry, belts and handbags arrives daily.

Kimberly Boutique
968 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 523-4894
www.shopkimberly.com

Step into Kimberly Boutique and you are in for a shopping experience customized to fit your needs. Spring sweaters and dresses are arriving along with the latest 3/4-length-sleeve tops and origami tops from Lilla P. Black. White is this spring’s color trend. Pair skinny designer jeans with the latest striped tops. Designer White + Warren has cabled sweaters that are all the rage as a cover-up. Designer Alex Bittar has fashion bangles to complete your outfit.

Hello Boutique
1090 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 562-0204
www.helloboutique.com

Spring fashion is already here. Jackets, tops and tunics are either fashionably shorter in front or asymmetrical in design. These tops pair nicely with cropped pants or leggings by Stella Carakasi. Luna Luz has designed flared skirts and wide jodphurs for this season. Vests and knit cardis will help to complete your outfit. Peruse the latest designer fashions in handbags, scarves and hats. Bamboo cotton, linen and cotton slub are perfect fibers for warmer weather and can be found in easy wash and wear designs.

Related: 2013 Spring Fashion Tips From A Connecticut Fashionista

Out of the Box
73 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 625-9696
www.outoftheboxclothes.com

You will find dresses, sportswear and accessories for your style. Jill G. DuPont is the chief creative officer with a background of dressing women in style. If you shouldn’t be able to find exactly what you are looking for, Out of the Box will help you design it from scratch. You can have an outfit color customized and fit. If you saw it, it can be duplicated. If it is casual or dressy, spring fashions await you. Geometric patterns can be found on dresses and skirts in bright colors and black and white. Colored pants to patterned leggings are available along with stretch jeans.

Mitchells| Richards| Marshs
670 Post Road E.
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 227-5165
www.mitchellstores.com

Ed and Norma Mitchell started the shop in 1958. If you are looking for the latest designer clothing, the Mitchells can dress you. Trunk shows are a common occurrence at the shop. Blue is this season’s color and you will find that the shop has 26 shades of blue to choose from. For spring, Mitchells has opened “Store within a Store,” an edgy new space for women. Looking for illusion? Be it sheer tops and dresses with a layer underneath or romantic lace, you will find it here. Men can also find the latest fashions here.

Related: Top Spring Beauty Tips And Trends From A Connecticut Beauty Guru

Paula Moliver is a noted designer with a specialty in all things related to fiber. She spins and dyes her own yarn and is skilled in weaving and needle arts. She has been widely published in noted magazines including Arts & Crafts, Better Homes & Gardens and the Decorative Painter. Paula is a regular educator at New Pond Farm. She resides in Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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