Fashion Forward: Chicago Spring Trends

East Coast chic defines spring fashion with a plethora of girly floral, cork, plaids and patchwork. If you’re looking to make a scene on the beach and then hit the clubs, here are our picks for day to night accessories to make a killer impression.

Plaid Patchwork

Just Madras, a Connecticut based preppy apparel and accessory company designs fun pieces with plain plaid, patchwork and seersucker for spring. Bright pink, green, blue and orange are a focus of the fabrics named after beaches they love. the Just Madras girls will be featuring their new plaids“Wasque”,“Kiawah”,”Mackinac Island” and “Gorton Long Point” so summer can live all year long.

Beachy Clutches

The Dunham Clutch is great “naked” but also looks great “dressed.” Covers are interchangeable to go from day to night, summer to winter. Summer collection include metallic corks and burlaps, printed silks, snake embossed leathers in greens, corals and white to yellow, pink and green linens to canvas with navy and red retro stripe to other stripes.

Lace Jewelry

Handcrafted romantic necklaces and earrings by Adrienne Audrey, these whimsical pieces are made out of intricately woven ivory lace strung on contrasting chains. Girly and chic, the collection is centered around keys, flowers and angel wings.

Cork Wedges

Elizabeth & James is a modern lifestyle brand for a new generation. Co-designed by Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, they seek to bridge the gap between designer and contemporary fashions by pairing luxe Italian materials with impeccable craftsmanship.