Our über popular Designer Picks series is back for spring. Kicking it off this time is the Queen of Canadian prepster style, Kimberly Newport-Mimran of Pink Tartan. Kimberly is weighing in with her trend picks and what she’s wearing this season. Here is her spring fashion advice:
Real Style Network: What are your must-haves for spring?
Kim Newport-Mimran: Leather skirts, the perfect houndstooth rain coat, military silk blouse, and anything with stripes.
Real Style Network: Do you have any style “don’ts”?
Kim Newport-Mimran: Don’t wear your clothes too tight.
Real Style Network: What are the hottest accessories for spring?
Kim Newport-Mimran: I love a tote, Celine zip is my fave. Also the kitten heel in straw or peau de soie.
Real Style Network: What is the hottest jewelry for spring?
Kim Newport-Mimran: A simple cuff or a doughnut from Elsa.
Real Style Network: What are some trends or pieces to buy that will last for a long time?
Kim Newport-Mimran: Lipstick in the right shade of pink.
Real Style Network: What will you be wearing this spring?
Kim Newport-Mimran: Stripes and wide leg trousers, white shirts and shirt dresses.
Real Style Network: What is your ultimate style tip?
Kim Newport-Mimran: I think the biggest fashion don’t is bad fit. Clothes that are made well and fit properly are so much chicer than trying to fit into something too small.
[Runway photo via George Pimentel]
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