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Tampa Spring Style Preview

Spring season is here at last, and that means it's time to ditch last season's wardrobe and welcome a new and fun one. So, what exactly can you expect to find people wearing this season? Be prepared for a lot of fun this spring as ice cream colors and rosy reds make their way into a Tampa shopping center near you. Here are a few places that will give you that fresh new look without busting your wallet.

Fun Jewelry

Chic Gems Etc
Sold at Moxi
3446 Tampa Road
Tampa, FL 34684
(813) 420-6399

Remember, every great outfit needs great jewelry. At Chic Gems you'll be pleased to find accessories to die for. Looking for an affordable authentic bracelet to go with that new blouse? Perhaps you're looking for something a little simple or bold. Chic Gems has it all. It's the place to complete all your outfits you spent so hard to perfect. Try something new and go for a bright color to add a hint of color to everyday outfits.

Ruby Reds

JC's Boutique & Alterations
1308 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 205-1841

Hours: Tues to Fri - 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat - 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you like your ice cream colors in a bowl and not in your spring wardrobe, then JC's Boutique & Alterations is your go to spot. This spring, bold colors like reds and metallic blues are in style, and JC's is constantly updating its stock and always up to date on the newest trends. Here you can be sure to find that pair of skinny red jeans or patterned red dress you've been dying to have. Match it up with a cute white colored top from the collection and some gold accessories and you are ready for some fun days out in the Florida sun.

Classic Wedges

Mosh Posh
500 South Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-8800

Hours: Mon to Fri - 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat - 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun - 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Mosh Posh is the perfect place to go for heels and wedges. What sets it apart from other boutiques in the area is its growing collection of diverse styles. Once you get your hands on some Mosh Posh wedges, look for a fun top to go with them. You can even snag a couple of floral tops or dresses here. From Chanel to Wildfox Couture, there is nothing Mosh Posh won't have.

Ice-Cream Pastels

Penelope T Boutique
1413 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-5740

Hours: Mon to Fri - 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat - 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Penelope T Boutique recently got a new space, which can only mean one thing—more merchandise. Walking into the boutique you might think you've landed in some sort of fashion heaven where sorbet colors mix nicely with pastels and wedges sit sending you messages telepathically telling you to buy them. You're not in heaven, you're at Penelope's. You can't say you've got the total spring fashion look down without splashing a little pastel into your closet. Looking for some floral to go along with your fresh new look? Penelope will be happy to hook you up with a few looks.

Fresh Floral

Urban Body
711 S Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-5522

Hours: Mon to Wed 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Thur to Sat: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Urban Body is a nice local business in Tampa that features clothing for both women and men. For men who are looking to up their style, there are plenty of striped tees and jeans to choose from for this seasons look. Ladies, don't worry, there are plenty of floral prints for you as well. If you're looking for a friendly atmosphere, affordable prices, and the perfect spring outfit Urban Body is the place to go.

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Geraldine Sanchez is a student, fashion blogger, and freelance writer struggling with a case of restless fashion syndrome. She is currently curing it with large doses of retail therapy throughout the Tampa Bay area. Her expertise is on shopping and style. Her work can be found at

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