Spring is almost here, and for fashionistas, it can’t come soon enough. Designers have been hard at work making sure women and men who love fashion have exactly what they need to turn heads this spring. Fashion designers and fashion houses here in the North Texas area have been increasing their inventory in anticipation for the rush for the latest in spring styles.

Colors are the happening thing this spring. From yellows to whites, North Nexas designers are giving women options when it comes to being fashion forward for the spring. Karen Michelle, CEO of Front House Management Fashion and PR advises fashion lovers to “embrace eye-popping colors in your mixed prints for spring 2012.” Colors like hot pinks and yellows are definitely eye popping.

Shoe Accessories

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Dallas, TX
(214) 274-0693

The perfect shoe is a woman’s best friend (outside of diamonds, that is.) For fashionable people, having the right shoe can complement or even complete any outfit. This spring, high heels are making a comeback, although a nice pair of flats still has its place in the closet. Flatforms, super bright colors and floral prints are definitely a must have to any spring shoe collection. Shoe accessories are also becoming a major trend by fashion forward individuals. BootGlam is an internet-based company based in Dallas that specializes in custom shoe accessories using feathers, crystals or LUX of Fur. These shoe accessories transform your regular every day shoe to an instant fashion statement.

Haute Handbags

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Haute Indulgence
(214) 448-5089

Haute Indulgence is an online boutique specializing in trendy and fashionable jewelry and accessories. Known for its presence at events and trade shows throughout Dallas, Haute is a great place to start and has happy hour sales. “Spring is a time for bold bright colors. The upcoming season offers lots of variety as you’ll see opposing colors in ways you wouldn’t think,” says Sonja Brown, owner of Haute Indulgence. She recommends pairing emerald green with cobalt blue or rock fuschia and mustard yellow. “And you know you can’t go wrong with a monochromatic ensemble spiced up with a splash of color,” she says. The sky is the limit, so get creative.

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Print Dresses Capture Attention

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Forty Five Ten
4510 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX
(214) 559-4510

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“I being a lover of fashion,” says Teri Robinson of AnyEvent Event Planning Services in Dallas, Texas, “because as an event planner I not only have to make sure my client’s event have the latest trend in colors, but I have to make sure they are fashionable as well.” Teri recommends prints and dresses, which she says are making a big comeback this season. Forty Five Ten is a great starting place for print dresses and offers high-end clothing and accessories for the entire family.

Lace Is Back

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Designer Tawni Haynes
316 W. Belt Line Rd. Ste. 202
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(972) 754-5096

Hours: Call for an appointment.

If you love lace and you love dresses, then you’re in luck; lacey dresses have landed back onto the fashion scene with even more style and grace. Designer Tawni Haynes loves to make custom pieces using lace and other breathable materials that complement any woman’s body type. She has designed for celebrities and local Dallas elite. “Lace is one of those delicate fabrics that if you choose to wear it, it should only be on one piece of clothing and an accent but not the main attraction,” said Brandy Adamson, publisher of ALIVE Magazine, a magazine for women executives.

Cosmetic Spring Colors

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shek Cosmetics
Arlington, TX
(866) 592-4088

Shek Cosmetics is a growing and premier makeup company that offers a wide variety of makeup products that are being considered as comparable to M.A.C. by new users. Shek Cosmetics debuted its line in September 2011 at the Shecky’s Girl’s Night Out event in Dallas, TX and it was a hit. Shek’sflawless makeup combination is the perfect trend for any ensemble. For the spring, lighter and flirtier colors are suggested by makeup artists. However, eyeliner is still essential to define the eye and make the natural color of the eye pop. Riska “Lash Lady” Crowder of Fort Worth, TX prefers making the eye pop with eyeliner. “When applying eyeliner, it can get a bit tricky just choosing one method. From gel, pencil, liquid to even stick on. I choose gel eyeliner. It is best for non smudging and it lasts all day.”

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Ivy N. Carter has been professionally writing since 1998 when she started writing for the Texas Southern University The Herald student newspaper. Since then Ivy has enjoyed writing for several magazines, newspapers, businesses and other publications throughout the country. She has a MBA is the owner of Written By INC a professional writing and editing company. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.