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After the winter this year, we are so, so ready for spring. So even though there's still snow on the ground, we're whipping our spring wardrobe into shape with the help of some of the best boutiques in Washington, D.C. We asked Lori Parkerson, owner of Redeem on 14th Street, and Redeem's Kate Greene to tell us their three favorite spring trends this year.
In keeping with Redeem's minimal, edgy-but-approachable aesthetic, they showed us a trifecta of shining accessories, dramatic toppers, and comfy/hip pants you'll want to live in for the next few months. Click through for some spring inspiration, and then visit Redeem in their gorgeous newish digs. Bonus, they're now open seven days a week.
Fashion and comfort collide with the first trend that Greene pulled from the collection at Redeem. Behold, three varieties of "tailored sweatpants," the pants that will see you through all-day Saturday House of Cards binges and then onwards for a night out on the town. Let's just take a minute to thank the fashion gods for this one. Swap out your skinnies for a pair of acid-washed joggers with cute little ankle zippers from Evil Twin. Also from Evil Twin, find graphic pants in black and white, or check out Mary Meyer's slouchy black pants with subtle splatters of gold.
How to wear them? Greene thinks they would be just as cool with sneakers as they would with a boot or heel. To dress it up, try a structured piece on top, like a sleeveless white collared shirt. These are tailored sweatpants we're talking about, not just any old sweats.
We bet you're sick of your heavy winter coat right now. Instead of reaching for a jean jacket when the weather warms up a tad, try out the next trend, the duster. Greene picked out a long kimono coat from Just Female, a line from Copenhagen that's new for Redeem this season, and a similar coat from Mary Meyer with deep front pockets.
The length can be intimidating for some shoppers, but Greene says it can be worn with so many things you already have.
"Approach it like any other layering piece," she suggested. She also picked out a shorter blazer with a similar vibe, the Just Female zip pocket blazer.
Mona Assemi, Rose Gold Rings, $75-88; Mona Assemi, Rose Gold Collar, $100; RGB, Rose Gold Nail Color, $18; Le Specs, Sphinx Sunnies, $59
Now that we've got our new tailored sweats and our cool and cozy dusters, it's accessory time! This spring, the folks at Redeem are really digging rose gold, where gold and silver intersect. Greene picked out an array of pinkish gold pieces, from a shiny, shiny Mona Assemi collar to RGB nail color for rose gold digits. She even found awesome rose gold sunnies crafted from pearlescent champagne acetate from Australian brand Le Specs. Shoppers at Redeem are loving Le Specs sunglasses, with standout styles ringing in at less than $100. "People will buy two or three pairs," Greene said. We were definitely tempted to do the same.
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