By Raquel Parks

Spring is a welcomed change, especially in Michigan, after the long and cold winter days. The shift to the brighter, longer sunny days is refreshing and an opportunity to indulge in some trendy spring fashion. However, the unpredictable weather changes are anything but convenient for a local fashionista.

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Putting together a fashionable daily look begins with having the right pieces. Get the 6 must-have items for spring.

1) Sunglasses

There’s no better way to usher in and enjoy the season than with a pair of designer shades to slip on. Shades Optical in Birmingham offers a varied selection of designer eyewear to suit a fashionista’s style.



2) Floral Print Dress and Top

Nothing says spring like a beautiful floral print pattern. A floral print top for the office or the weekend is a great way to slip in some bright colors into your daily wardrobe for the sunny season. A floral dress is very feminine and essential for the warmer days that spring brings. Pitaya in Ann Arbor and Royal Oak Michigan have plenty of floral to wear for the spring.

3) Hats

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Michigan weather is unpredictable so a stylish hat is ideal for the transition. Whether it’s cold or hot, a hat comes in handy for the spring and adds flare to any outfit. Mr. Song Millinery carries hats grand enough for formal affairs and casual enough for everyday.

4) Rain Boots

April is full of rain showers therefore rain boots are a must-have for the season. There are several designer rain boots to wear that are perfect for any rainstorm and are extra stylish. Pink Pump in Royal Oak has an impressive selection of designer rain boots for a fashionista to love.

5)  Trench Coat

A trench coat is light enough for a warm up in the afternoon but has enough layers to stay warm for the early, chilly mornings. It’s a compromising item that allows a fashionista to be comfortable and fashionable for spring weather. Find a trench in any length, color, and style at Kohl’s.

6) A New Handbag

There’s no better way to embrace spring than with a trendy, new handbag. A handbag can tie an outfit together no matter what the Michigan weather may bring. Try picking a handbag that has a pop of color for the season or a unique element to add to any outfit it is paired with. Macy’s has a large range of handbags in different colors, styles, and designers to choose from.

Keep all of these items in mind to create a successful spring look. Do not be afraid to start embracing all the fun fashion items and accessories that the spring has to offer. Let the season inspire your everyday looks and do not let the changing weather hinder your fashion creativity for spring.

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Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages. You can visit Raquel’s blog at and follow her on Twitter @MetroDivaPages.