Mar/Apr
2013

Spring into Green

Written by Jill Swanson
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spring-into-greenReuse, recycle, refresh your wardrobe at local consignment stores

Printed scarf, Size it Up, $8
Pebbled-leather purse, Size it Up, $12

Shopping consignment not only saves you money, it helps protect the earth by offering gently used clothing instead of depleting materials and energy to manufacture and ship new ones. Plus, the clothes are gorgeous.

Picking out a spring wardrobe at consignment shops is just like shopping for new outfits. Start with a piece you love and go from there. Celebrate the variety of greens in stores this season by combining emerald and chartreuse or a lively lime with a rich olive. It's trendy and as natural as the palette of colors found in a forest, landscape or any garden. Take your cue from the flowers; everything goes with green: violet, rose, bluebells and daffodils; it's the quintessential neutral.

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Dark emerald cotton jacket, size small, Clothes Mentor, $10
Soft green pants, size 8, Plato’s Closet, $14
Light green/aqua printed halter tie top, size medium, Nu On U, $6.50
Sparkle bracelet with rhinestones, Clothes Mentor, $6
Emerald, high heel shoes, size 9, Plato’s Closet, $10
Sunglasses, Plato’s Closet, $6
Round earrings, Size it Up, $8

See more local outfits and accessory ideas at http://issuu.com/rochesterwomenmagazine/docs/rw-marchapril-2013?mode=window on pages 10-11.