April 7th, 2016 at 2:07am

It’s finally time to spring forward and soak up the bright sun, embrace the fresh air and most importantly, finish the semester strong. Unfortunately, sometimes it may be difficult to focus in class while the alternative of relaxing outside with friends and your favorite ice cream is calling your name. One way to embrace that spring fever both inside and outside of the classroom is to rock bright and bold prints.

The patterned print trend is a classic element that never fails to enhance your spring style. From bold stripes to fun floral to powerful plaid, prints serve as essential features that brighten your closet and take outfits worn in the spring to a new level.

This Fashionista is ready to take on the spring season with her effective use of standout patterns, prints and colors. Her mosaic printed wide leg pants are comfortable and breathable, yet still fashion-forward which makes these pants perfect for spring. Another type of pattern that she highlights in her outfit stems from her leopard print flats. Animal prints are distinct details that put a positive spin on what otherwise would’ve been a basic outfit. This Fashionista completes her outfit with a lightweight denim button-down shirt as well as beaded jewelry.

Since the days are longer and temperatures are rising during the springtime, denim is a must-have for the warm weather months ahead. Simple accessories, similar to those worn by this Fashionista, serve as an easy way to update your style and feel fresh and ready to look chic this spring.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Everyone is happier in the spring. I guarantee that wearing bright prints this season will brighten up your day as well as someone else’s. Don’t be afraid of color!”