April 8th, 2015 at 2:00am

With the summer season quickly approaching, this Fashionista is day dreaming of sunshine, beads, maxi dresses, sandals and sun-kissed skin. Are you feeling trapped by the dull, cold and never-ending winter? As we jump into April, you can begin to let that free spirit soar once again by incorporating some unique retro pieces into a fresh, spring-ready look that helps ease into the transition from sweaters and scarves to shorts and bikinis. Throwback styles are a great way to stand out and have fun with your style.

This outfit is a great combination of both retro and boho. The oversized white peasant top and the printed bell bottom pants create an exciting look that you can rock to class, out to dinner or even wear for a night on the town with the right accessories. The pants create the edge you need to stand out, while the billowy top softens the look and creates a breezy, feminine feel. It’s an easy look with a touch of urban appeal that is sure to turn heads.

In addition to just the clothes, this look also is complemented by hair and makeup. Let your hair fall naturally or aim for some soft waves. Try Bumble and bumble’s surf spray for a windswept, beachy texture. This Fashionista also kept her eye makeup very light and natural. Sometimes less is better, so let your natural beauty show.

The important thing to remember when creating this look is that there are very few guidelines. Retro is about reliving some of your favorite styles. Who says that bell bottoms have to be a trend of the past? History often repeats itself, so take a risk and wear something retro. Be a style leader! Black and white are timeless classics that never disappoint, but don’t be scared to try out some vibrant colors and prints as we transition into warmer days.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I love to mix and match styles from different decades. I like current fashion trends, but sometimes retro pieces just fit my style better. You’re free to dress however you want. Try looking backward rather than forward for inspiration.”