If you've started shopping for spring clothes, you know how overwhelming it can get.
So use this as your crib sheet to help you narrow things down to five stylish must-haves.
The new issue of InStyle picks closet all-stars that can help every woman look fabulously fashionable.
WHITE TUXEDO JACKET: It stands out in a sea of traditionally neutral blazers (you've already got navy or black down). And unlike its more predictable cousins, a white jacket can do fancy (lightly tossed over the shoulders of an evening gown) as easily as it can go casual--with jeans and a T.
POLKA-DOT BLOUSE: Punch up your office wear or faded denim with this snappy classic. Reveal a little (top it with a crewneck sweater so only your collar shows) or a lot--untucked and flowy over white jeans or a solid navy or gray skirt.
BOLD CUFF: Decorating your wrist with a clean, modern-shaped cuff elevates your total look. Make a splash with clothes that have short or 3/4-length sleeves--or clasp it over a long-sleeve blouse.
STATEMENT NECKLACE: Not as over-the-top as last season's versions, choose newer incarnations that combine darkened metal with glitz and a bit of color for results that don't seem wildly out of place during office hours.
VIBRANT SCARF: Instead of a necklace, try a soft loop of bright fabric to perk up a mundane outfit instantly. It's a fun and simple way to mix prints. Wrap it once or twice around your neck, letting both ends hang loose.
For more, pick up a copy of InStyle's April issue, on newsstands today!
-- Ryan Patterson
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