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Fashion: Just about anything goes for SCV’s fashionistas

Posted: May 15, 2010 8:30 p.m.
Updated: May 16, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Angie Jang, store manager at the ANGL clothing store at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, said one of the biggest trends this spring is royal blue. Other spring fashion trends include boxier, looser clothing and tunics with leggings and jumpsuits.

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It's official. Winter's over and with its departure comes the ushering in of great weather and fun spring fashion.

For young women, that means boxier, looser clothing, according to Angie Jang, manager of Valencia's retail store ANGL, located at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.

"Tunics are in, and are either worn as dresses, with pants or with leggings," Jang said. "Royal blue is very in, and so are flower prints. Jumpsuits are really popular, too."

While Jang hasn't seen much of a change in spring fashion from 2009, the styles have changed dramatically over the last three to five years.

"Back then, girls were all about dresses and simple things like that. And even before that, about four to fiveyears ago, young girls were all about the tight, form-fitting tank tops and the tight jeans. Not anymore. Now the looser, softer clothes are popular," Jang said.

Aylin Luna, 17, of Valencia, was recently shopping at Forever 21 in Westfield Town Center, decked out in jeans, a loose tank top and a roomy satchel bag.

"Spring this year seems to be all about color. Even the guys are recognizing this. Prints are in. Stripes are great. At my school, people are already walking around like its summertime," Luna said.

Andrew Wilson, 17, of Saugus, was also spotted shopping for new additions for his spring wardrobe. He said the spring theme of 2010 seems to be cleanliness.

"Not actually being clean. But for a guy it is perfectly okay for him to wear bright white pants and a plain colored V-neck. It's simple and it's clean," he said.

Both Santa Clarita Valley teens agreed spring fashion for teenagers and young adults in the SCV is a mixture of 1980s vibrancy with a little modern class. This spring, fashion is a mixed bag of printed dresses (short or long), gladiator sandals, high-waisted pants and skirts, over the shoulder bags, tight skinny jeans (still popular among some teens), loose tanks and big, gaudy jewelry.

Wilson also said anything neon is popular, including oversized and revealing muscle T-shirts and brightly colored, designer-imitation sunglasses and ... the beanie.

"Though only a select few can actually pull the beanie look off," Wilson said with a laugh.

For older fashionistas, this season is heavy on the light, neutral tones; with beiges and whites finding their way into closets.

In addition, you can find loose button-up shirts on the racks in any popular woman's apparel store at this time of year.

Comfort is the fashion song for many women this spring.

Cindy Patrick, of Valencia, a Lane Bryant customer, said "Comfort is really what comes first when you get to be my age.

"I have three kids at home, and being up and on top of what is fashionable is not really my main priority," Patrick said. "But I do know the light colors and soft materials are really popular among my demographic. And of course, practicality."

Spring 2010 is also a place where the professional woman can play around with neutral-toned suits, flattering pencil skirts and floral prints.

As a businesswoman who makes the commute to Los Angeles every morning, Maria Candice is expected to appear in a professional look when at work, as are her coworkers. However, professionalism and a spring, festive-feel can co-exist.

"People like seeing flowers in spring, even if it's just on your clothing. And it seems like now more than ever, floral prints are huge," Candice said. "Men walk around in the typical suits. Things never seem to change for them, though now that we are heading into the warmer weather, lighter colored shirts and brighter ties are making an appearance."

At Expressions on Bouquet Canyon Road, general manager Elizabeth Oh, noted a nautical theme with this year's hottest spring fashions, whether its skirts, shirts or accessories.

"The marine style is very popular. We are selling many reds, and blue- and white- striped things," Oh said.


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