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Spring/summer trend #1: The bold and the beautiful

Boteh Maxi Dress
Anthropologie

This spring’s fashion is showing an array of colors, tones and patterns. Yet, there is one in particular that seems to catch the eye and gracing the floors of stores such as Anthropologie, The Bay, Zara, and various boutiques; and that is bold patterns and colors! Rich hues are paired with tribal and eastern influenced patterns to create a look that will surely turn heads from North York to Queen West. The best part, these looks are on trend for summer as well and will look great on the beach or at a rooftop barbeque! Check out the “must have” list below for some key pieces and accessories.

Boteh Maxi Dress
Boteh Maxi Dress Anthropologie

Boteh Maxi Dress

This stunning piece is the quintessential bohemian maxi dress. It's beautiful blending of colors and patterns is very flattering on various figures. Topping it off is a lovely beaded collar which adds the ease and in-expense of less accessories. Throw it on with some fun bangles and drop earrings and be ready to go quick! It may be $228, but this gorgeous piece is worth every penny.

Zara - Printed trouser
Zara - Printed trouser Zara

Zara - Printed trouser

This great wide leg trouser has bold colors and a fabulous print. Seen here with a plain white tank, they still stand out in a crowd or pair them with another fun print on top for a truly bohemian feel. For only $79.90, these are a steal!

Gitane Short
Gitane Short Anthropologie

Gitane Short

Who says black and white can't be bold? These shorts prove that even the basic colors can spice up an outfit. Show here with a neutral top, they would be great paired with any jewel-toned top or even thrown on with a pastel for another great spring trend. $78.00 at Anthropologie.

Printed Top
Printed Top Zara

Printed Top

For a bold statement, yellow is a major player. For those who can pull of this lovely warmed butter color, Zara is the place to head. With many items in solids and prints in yellows of all sorts. This printed top is great for weekend, work or play. The best part? It's only $59.50 and can be machine washed and hung to dry.

Valbonne Tile Scarf
Valbonne Tile Scarf Anthropologie

Valbonne Tile Scarf

Anthropologie proves time and time again that they are the king (or shall it be queen) or prints. Sourcing there item inspirations from all over the world, it's no surprise that they have so many options to choose from in stores and online now. If a bold print on an article of clothing is too, try a simple scarf accent for a splash of color.

CHAPS Paisley Print Dress
CHAPS Paisley Print Dress The Bay

CHAPS Paisley Print Dress

This little find is currently 35% off during Bay Days (through the beginning of May) and is perfect for the office on a casual Friday and can lead right into Happy Hour cocktails. For $71.50, this summer dress is a great addition.

Paul Andrew Shakti Soir Pump
Paul Andrew Shakti Soir Pump The Bay

Paul Andrew Shakti Soir Pump

For those who peruse The Room at Eaton Center's Hudson Bay Company, these pumps stand out among the dozens. Beautifully beaded and the perfect accent to even a plane black and/or white outfit, these shoes cease to amaze. With a higher price of $1,295 only the lucky few will be sporting these this summer.