Whether you’re heading out to a Mother’s Day brunch or a casual day on the town, now is a great time to update your wardrobe with this spring’s hottest trends.

High Cotton Vintage Home Furnishings’ ever stylish Allison Dotson suggests to keep staples on hand – denim skirts and jackets – but mix it up when buying jeans.

“The skinny jean is no longer the only pair of jeans you’ll need,” she said. “A more relaxed fit, like a wide-leg, cropped jean in trending.”

As for colors and patterns, earth tones are popular. Allison said mustard tones are big this year and, when it comes to patterns, natural is always in.

“Animal print continues to be big. Snakeskin in particular is great for summer,” she said.

Boho is still in and Dotson said classics like gingham and solids never go out of style.

Accessorize with some fun acrylic jewelry or gold.

“For those who love timeless style, you can never go wrong with pearls,” Dotson said.

Invest is some good basic pieces that will work for several seasons to get the most for your money.

Look for Gretchen Scott gripeless pants in several colors at High Cotton or their Duffield Lane dresses that are classic, timeless and comfortable.       

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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