Fashion consultants Elizabeth Bean Smith and Meredith Piccin-who own Wardrobe Therapy in Columbus -- are the official stylists for Capital Style. Once a month, we'll feature a Q&A with the duo to get the latest tips on seasonal looks and trends.

Fashion consultants Elizabeth Bean Smith and Meredith Piccin-who own Wardrobe Therapy in Columbus -- are the official stylists for Capital Style. Once a month, we'll feature a Q&A with the duo to get the latest tips on seasonal looks and trends.

Let's talk spring. What's hot this season?

Elizabeth: We're seeing a lot in the way of peach and orange colors. You're seeing a lot of those lighter colors being mixed with neutrals, with the peach being almost like the color now, as hot pink would have been a few years back. We think it's very important to recognize how big the neutrals are being played up right now.

What other colors are out there?

Elizabeth: Last spring we saw a lot of the yellows, and it's still big right now. It used to go back to the white denim. We're seeing it go back to the navy pant right now. You're seeing it with gray.... It's sort of a fresh update.

Are these looks something that women can put together with clothes already in their closets?

Elizabeth: They might already have a khaki skirt, and they can pair it with an orange blouse -- a soft, feminine blouse. They can tuck it in, put a belt with it -- it's something people already have.

Metallics and shiny fabrics are also trendy-and for daytime. Can you explain?

Elizabeth: These are being worn underneath suits for everyday -- a little bit of pop, a little bit of shine, and an update for the office.
Meredith: You're (also) seeing them in little clutches -- an entire clutch in sequin fabrications. You're seeing them on watches. You're seeing it with the shoes -- just a little bit of sparkle.

I know you're also loving trenches for spring, right?

Meredith: It's really been upgraded this year. They're showing it over evening gowns, throwing it over gowns going to parties while it's still chilly out. It can be worn with belts. Khaki is what we love. Different pops of color, too.

Anything that's really new or fun for spring?

Elizabeth: This is kind of a fun one, more of a guilty pleasure for Meredith and I: We're seeing a lot of the jumpsuit. It's kind of reinvented itself. It's not just for the people who are the ultra-trendsetters.
Meredith: It's not the Catwoman look. It's coming in casual fabrications like cotton, and you can throw on a tank under it and make it casual, or throw a jacket on it and wear it for day. If you throw on a great high heel and a big necklace for a woman who doesn't want to wear a pantsuit but wants to feel a little more sophisticated for a cocktail event, it's a great way to feel a little more fashion-forward.

Finally, what is the overall look this spring?

Meredith: I think glamorous. With where the economy's at, you would have thought our fashion designers wouldn't have taken as many risks (but it's like) flapper-ish - everything was very pretty and glamorized. You feel very glamorous with what you're wearing. It hasn't gotten dark and gloomy. They're really trying to encourage consumers to get out there and feel good about themselves.

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