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By Nathalie Roberge, blogger and stylist

With a passion for great products at great prices, Nathalie Roberge has been sharing her favourite fashion finds since 2010 in her blog, Dans la cabine. In it, she presents articles, video reports and the stylings of various artists. Her mission: democratize fashion.

 

Spring is synonymous with renewal. It inspires us to clear out our closet to leave room for the trends of the upcoming season. Many fashionistas go a step further and seize on the opportunity to update their hairstyle and eyeglass frames or perhaps indulge in a new pair of sunglasses.

Here are three easy-to-adopt trends for spring and summer, along with a few frames that complement them perfectly. What better way to celebrate spring than by updating your look from head to toe!

Welcoming the colours of 2016 to your wardrobe
Welcoming the colours of 2016 to your wardrobe
From left to right: French Connection necklace, H&M ring, Zara blazer, Marc by Marc Jacob (rose) 59406* frame, Marc by Marc Jacob (bleue) 60005* frame and Banana Republic dress

According to Pantone, this year’s colours are rose quartz and violet blue (officially known as serenity). These hues fulfill our yearning to find calm and wellness amidst our everyday stress. And because the easiest way to blend and harmonize them is with accessories, why not go for new frames? Rose quartz adds a touch of femininity to every look, while serenity supplies a dose of confidence and tranquility. Together, these shades are stunning when paired with black, white or grey tones.

The negligée: no longer neglected
The negligée: no longer neglected
From left to right: Zara clothes, Zara blazer, Aritzia camisole and Max Mara CLASSY III/S* frame

As part of their 2016 spring-summer collections, designers everywhere have unveiled pieces inspired entirely by lingerie. From Balenciaga’s long satin dress to Dolce&Gabbana’s silk floral pyjamas, we’re seeing delicate, lace-edged camis, semi-transparent blouses and even baby doll-inspired dresses, all for day-to-day wear. And because you’re aiming for a touch of elegance rather than the “just out of bed” look, add a pair of classic rectangular frames. They also provide a chic balance between the feminine and masculine.

Integrate a 1970s look
Integrate a 1970s look
From left to right: Zara dress, Versace 4298* frame, Zara handbag, Aldo sandal and Zara dress

Tops and dresses with bright geometric patterns, bellbottom jeans and fringed handbags have infiltrated this season’s trends. The key is to use them sparingly, adding just enough to your everyday look to invoke the spirit of the era without turning into a hippie. Accessorizing with round sunglasses gets the job done beautifully!

*Collections and models can vary from one clinic to another. Contact the clinic nearest you for availability.