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Welcome to Spring Forward: Over the next six weeks, we'll be profiling the best new arrivals and trends at some of our favorite local boutiques.
Flock's favorite spring trends all in one look
Today officially marks the start of spring (finally!) and with that we're checking in on the ever groovy Flock, a South End boutique where lovers of the sunny California look seek girly Wildfox, American-made Show Me Your MuMu, and festival-ready Australian lines. We spoke with store manager Alexandra Smith about the three trends that get her and owner Dani McDonald revved up: unusual, almost neon pastels, separates that combine black and white in patterns, and geometric prints that serve almost as neutrals. Above you'll spot an outfit that combines all three effortlessly, but pick each trend apart and the styling opportunities are endless.
Wildfox All Over Love Sweater, $220; Somedays Lovin The Great Divide Wrap Skirt, $88; Line & Dot Orange Swirl Dress, $152
"As far as pastels go, we've tried to do it in a funkier way. We have this great Wildfox sweater we just got in and it's not your traditional pink sweater. It's sheer, looks great over cutoffs or a bikini. Neon pastels and sherbet are a little bit different and unexpected."
Ladakh Totem Skirt, $66; Somedays Lovin Kahoona Jumper, $68 on sale from $98; Ladakh Totem Jacket, $98
"Black and white is a classic combination and is so easy. After the winter we've had I think people are really excited to wear white, especially in patterns. They look great with a pop of color. This Ladakh skirt is super wearable and also has a great print, which combined with the front zipper makes it a bit edgier. You can wear it all year."
Maison Scotch Allover Printed Bomber Jacket, $149; Maison Scotch Skinny with Zip Pockets, $129; Huntingbird Shattered Jewel Skirt, $48
"We are mixing geometric prints with basics. Our customer is willing to take this trend but also wants to be able to wear it. These Maison Scotch jeans look great on everyone. We've brought in great graphic tees and cotton from Alternative Apparel to pair with them; blazers dress them up. Tops and bottoms should balance each other out, rather than feel like they're fighting each other. We didn't choose prints in the craziest colors; the green denim and the mauve bomber read as a neutral."
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· Flock [Official Site]