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Ask An Expert: Hottest Trends In New York City This Spring

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Spring is when some of the best fashion comes out to play. Flirty skirts, lightweight jackets and perfectly paired flats are essentials of the spring season. But as we all know, trends change and you need to know just what to wear with those new skinny jeans. That's why we spoke with style expert Mercedes Sanchez, who runs the beauty blog Be Chic Mag. Mercedes gave us the top five style trends of this spring 2015 season.

Mercedes Sanchez

Mercedes Sanchez is a style and beauty expert who has shared her fashion advice with national and local television networks CBS, NBC, Telemundo and Univision. Mercedes has covered Fashion Week in New York City and in international locations for nine years now. Her work has led her to become a spokeswoman for brands like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Covergirl, Target, Neutrogena and other companies. Her website provides advice for countless young women on topics like red carpet fashions, easy hairstyles, beauty routines and travel reviews. Here are her top trends:

Bohemian Skirts

Mercedes writes, "This look is all about comfort chic. Get yourself a long, flowing skirt that hits the floor to achieve this boho look." Bohemian skirts in any color are a great way to brighten your wardrobe. They're so comfortable but yet so classy that you can wear them whether you're hopping a plane, wandering city streets, or relaxing on a tropical island.


Jennifer Lawrence in Dior wore it best this year. "We got a glimpse of the all-white trend at the Golden Globes. You can mix and match, or wear it with black for another on-trend look, or wear head-to-toe white this spring." Whether you try an all-white skirt with a flirty colored top or white jeans with a fun shirt, you'll be sure to be well on top of the trend this spring.

Sneakers and Flats

We all love a comfortable yet classy shoe and this spring, fashion lovers unite. Mercedes notes, "During fashion week, high-end designers like Chanel debuted their collection with chic footwear. Thanks to them we'll see flats and sneakers paired with dresses and skirts." Leave those tear-inducing heels at home this spring and go for comfort with class.

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Polo Shirts

Not just for preppy mathematicians or tennis pros anymore, polo shirts are back in the fashion arena. Whether sherbert hues or primary colors, these shirts can go with most of your spring wardrobe. "This might be one of the most extreme comebacks for Spring 2015! Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch were among some designers who are bringing this classic top back from the 90s. The revamped polo shirt may be worn with maxi or midi skirts for a minimal look."


Mercedes advises, "Yellow is another color we recently saw celebrities wear at the start of award season. Expect to find different shades of yellow this spring! This might be a tough color to wear depending on your skin tone. Find a hue that works for you and you'll be on trend too." Whether you wear it in your bohemian skirt or your flats, that pop of yellow will make you as fashionable as the models on the runway.

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Jennifer is a writer, reader, crafter, traveler and New Yorker. She works in midtown New York City for non-profit organizations. Her degrees are in communication studies and art history.You can contact Jennifer at @egyptologist. Her work can be found at

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