Stylespiration for the coming sunny days

Even if the weather across Europe currently disagrees that spring is on the way, the pages inside the Northern Hemisphere’s magazine titles are all to happy to usher it along. And why not: an excuse to throw ourselves headfirst into spring 2013′s trending fashion themes couldn’t come too soon.

In Marie Claire Belgium you’ll find one such editorial by Hicham Riad that embraces spring with open arms: bold colour, bucketloads of light, and an optimistic sentiment permeate every shot. Milou Sluis in short bangs and classic makeup has a 60s vibe; looks ready to step aboard a luxury yacht in a billowing striped trapeze dress; and inspires spring beauty in winged out blue eyeshadow.

Milou Sluis

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Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium
Milou Sluis by Hicham Riad for Marie Claire Belgium

The shoot by Hicham Riad (www.myhicham.net), styled by Christine Van Laer, appears in Marie Claire Belgium’s April 2013 issue. View it in full by clicking on the thumbnails.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.