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STATEMENT LACE DRESSES FOR UNDER $200

Saturated hues and unexpected treatments make these lace dresses bold and beautiful. To light up your prom’s dance floor in an ultra feminine, yet notice-me-now neon frock, pair the luminous look with a killer heel and minimal jewelry for an ensemble that’s light and bright.

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PRINTED PANTS

Olivia Palermo shows us how to rock ankle-length statement pants in a classic floral pattern with a structure neon blouse, and topped it off with a jacket with fur trimming. Her makeup brought out the bold colors of her trousers, and the sleek leopard print flats make this appropriate for day and night alike. Check out Mode’s options of printed pants perfect for spring and those midsummer nights.

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TREND ALERT – Basic T-shirts

Say hello to your new season staples – basic t-shirts. T-shirts this summer are once again clean, basic and thoroughly natural items of clothing. Slouchy, oversize and rigorously made of linen or cotton, the new t-shirt is a welcome return to basics. So get ready to shop the coolest plain tee’s that have dropped in store – http://www.mode.co.nz/men/tees/

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The Summer Scarf

Yes, spring and summer are knocking at the door. But never fear, cling to the brights with a bold pretty (lightweight!) patterned scarf to a pared-down look, and you’re seriously good to go – Its effortlessly chic! Be innovative, try different ways of wearing the scarf around your head or tie one around your handbag or waist for a sneaky splash of colour.

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TREND ALERT – BOHO CHIC

Shopping for summer? hippie-inspired apparel is totally warm weather-ready. Resurfacing from the hippie era of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock is boho inspired prints and textures. It’s a little more wearable than its psychedelic predecessor. Graduating dip- dyes, colourful patchworks and tribal/floral prints.

From denim to dresses and swimwear, the trend can be worn in all shapes and forms. Push the boundaries to have fun with bright colours in chic silhouettes and strong detailing. The result is an absolutely stylish, laid-back causal, yet cool look.

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SUMMER TUNIC TREND

This year, there’s a gypsy spirit in the air, making it the perfect time for summer tunics. Styled with strong, structured pieces, spring’s coolest (and comfiest!) season staple is chic, sophisticated, and totally acceptable to wear in public and the beach of course.

Contrast with a statement-worthy necklace, pointy heels, or strappy flats, and a sharp envelope clutch adds a tailored touch. With just a few fierce pieces, you’ll be ready to comfortably strut all summer long.

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TREND REPORT – ALL WHITE

All White is clean, crisp, light, and the entirely white trend is perfect for spring. On the streets, we saw a play on proportion in clean, organised looks and staples with lots of volume and structure a gamut from soft to crisp, cropped to oversized.

Mode has put together an all-white ensemble of dresses to show us how to incorporate this refreshing cool hue into your spring wardrobe.

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MONDAY MUSE – RITA ORA

Rita Ora is known for her quirky, often tomboy style with a touch of girliness. Rita’s off-duty style is perfect for pulling off casual cool, try out her effortlessly chic style by sticking to modern basics and classic cuts, while adding eccentric statement pieces.

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TRENDING FOR SPRING – NEON

From naughty 90s to in-your-face neon brights, shop the hottest trends for spring/summer 2013. Check out these stylish ideas for incorporating eye-popping hues into your everyday ensembles.

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SPRING DRESSES AT MODE FOR UNDER $100

From sweet little white dresses, to bohemian maxis to this season’s essential floral frocks, these flirty and fun dresses are guaranteed to keep you looking cool as temperatures rise, all for under $100!

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SUMMER ROAD TRIP – RETRO ROMPERS

Nothing says summer more than a flirty-yet-practical romper! Take note from fashion blogger Jessie of fashion and sounds who shows us how to include retro rompers into our summer wardrobe.

Stick with lightweight summer staples, like floral or neon playful rompers. Pack extra layers and a handful of accessories so you can change up your look at the drop of a hat to suit your location.

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MOVES LIKE JAGGER

Resurfacing from the rock-’n’-roll era of Mick Jagger is striped shirts. From an array of colour best suited to blue, navy, monochrome and all shades grey the trend can be worn in all shapes and forms. Push the boundaries to have fun with bright colours in masculine silhouettes and strong detailing. The result is an absolutely stylish, laid-back causal, yet cool look.