We've found our five Style Blogger</strong> finalists, and we've given them an opportunity to put their money where their mouths are. We asked each of them to wax bloggy on what their favorite spring trends are, and, as we hoped, they delivered their best efforts at illustrating what's really exciting them style-wise this season. We loved reading each oneu2014but, it is a competition after all. Naturally, we want you to vote on who put their best foot forward. Just click through to the Style Blogger page to cast your vote! May the best blogger win!

Incredible Lengths: Long Skirts For Spring</strong> by Ashley

Buy yourself a few extra months of furry legged freedom and consider sporting long skirts this spring. A refreshing counterpoint to the usual spring fashion suspects (Shorts? Check. Florals? Check. Floral shorts? Check), this trend was seen everywhere with Jil Sander, Rag & Bone, and J. Crew leading the pack. Spotted in a variety of colors and fabrics, from slinky jersey, sheer chiffon, and even sequins, these maxi skirts are versatile enough to be dressed up or down. Channel your inner grunge goddess one day with a dark-hued maxi and an indecently thin vintage tee or a Coachella going sun worshiper with a bright, flowy, skirt, turquoise baubles, and leather sandals, the next. But wait, youu2019re bummed because youu2019re convinced you canu2019t work the extra fabric? Think again! Mini misses should scope out skirts with sheer panels, the veiled peek of skin makes it so that a petite frame isnu2019t drowning in fabric. Also, letu2019s not forget about proportions. Stay clear from being mistaken for a sister wife by keeping blouses fitted or by showing off that du00e9colletage. u00a0The long and short of it is these maxis are 100% comfortable, versatile, and totally unexpected for spring. Take these skirts for a spin, you might get hemmed in.

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The '70s Revival</strong> by Anna Jane

Spring has not yet sprung in Chicago and I'm already fantasizing about bare legs and open-toed shoes (sans socks or tights).u00a0My daydreams consist of neutral palettes, wide leg pants, and could possibly moonlight as an extra on Three's Company. From an outsider's perspective, the '70s were phenomenal. Disco was born (and subsequently died), pants rose high and their cuffs ran wide, Farrah ruled as queen, and platforms were a necessity.u00a0That's not to say the http://www.valentinorockstudon.com/ '70s didn't have its shortcomings (see: polyester leisure suits); However, it's difficult not to embrace the best this decade had to offer. For spring, I'm smitten with both structured and flowing blouses that can be tucked into high-waisted bellbottoms for a effortlessly tailored look, along with glamorous maxi dresses in neutral shades, u00e0 la Bianca Jagger, for a night out on the town.

 

To properly pay homage to this great decade, Iu2019ll be resurrecting some of my retro, wedge platforms that got little attention last summer along with my favorite wide-leg jeans. Iu2019m also hoping to pick up a few more printed, silk tops to polish off this trend. 1970s mania seems to come and go every few years which ultimately shows its sustainability as a style; it was truly a decade that cultivated wardrobe classics.u00a0Never stow away these closet staples for too long as they will always be in fashion again at some point or anotheru2014unless, of course, it's a polyester leisure suit.