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“It’s spring fever… And when you’ve got it, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
― Mark Twain

Small town squares and big city boulevards everywhere are brimming with the rites of spring right now. There is a veritable army of happy-go-lucky mannequins waving at us from each store window…”Wear color again, please!” they plead, as they promote patterns and punchy paraphernalia. Yes, it’s finally time to pack up our woolies and get with the program…so celebrate Spring 2014 with us at Graphique! Here’s a look at the hottest trends in fashion and accessories – all the cool mannequins are sporting these!

1.    Polka Dots

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Pack a punch with Polka! This trend has a lovely sense of humor, an uplifting vibe that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but is always classic. These darling dots show up both large and small this spring. Ours adorn our “Love Many Things” iPad cover, our purse notes and more. Where will yours pop up?

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2.    Chevron

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“The chevron pattern is both a trend and a tradition- when used properly and sparingly can have a dramatically wonderful aesthetic appeal that will never go out of style.” Kristen Morrison – fashion blogger

Yes, Charlie Brown was ahead of his time donning his chevron patterned jumper! While this trend has been floating around a while, it’s a testament to universal appeal that it it’s still popping up and down on everything from blouses to bedding and beyond! We love our Chevron Stylus pen and boxed note sets for men & women alike!

3.    Tribal
“Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
Just like that river twisting through a dusty land…” – Duran Duran

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There is something mystical about tribal prints. Not for the fashion faint of heart, these bold geometric patterns were the world’s first storytellers. This season, notice tribal influences everywhere, as bold colors in bright greens and vibrant orange tones announce the arrival of balmy weather. Pair your ensembles with our equally bold IPhone covers for a look that is nothing short of fierce.

4.    Floral
“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.” – Luther Burbank
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Once again, blossoms  beguile us this Spring, with a celebration of all things floral! There is no place this trend doesn’t elicit a smile…behold our favorite Graphique blooming beauties!

5.    Blush Pink
“…everything should be available in the color pink, including monster trucks.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

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We wholeheartedly agree that pink is perfection, and this spring it shows a tender side in the hue of blush. Call it romantic, preppy, or plain ol’ pretty – just make sure to have something pink on your person or in your purse this Spring!

So get out into the world and breathe in the scent of Spring…change is in the air, and we at Graphique are eating our lunch outside today – even if it rains!

Umbrella kiss“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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“Honey, everything’s coming up roses and daffodils…for me and for you!”
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The long winter is in its final thaw for us here in the Northeast; we can almost hear the crocuses and tulips knocking under the soil, waiting to pop free. The creative team at Graphique has never been more in the mood for flowers! With the launch of our newest collection “Molly Hatch”, we celebrate the birth of yet another glorious spring season. Happiness abounds in pretty clipboards, notecards, boxed notes and more…

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But we aren’t the only ones toasting the sunshine and songbirds…it seems spring has sprung in just about every creative and fashion genre around the globe this year!

Flowers in Your Hair

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.”—Susan Polis Schutz

This delightful fashion trend has stood the test of time with brides and special occasion apparel, but flowers can infuse sunshine into an everyday updo as well! Stop by your local florist for a breath of fresh air…for your hair. Worried about wilting? Silk flowers can easily be affixed to a barrette or headband for a grab-and-go touch of whimsy!

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Flowers in Fashion

“Earth laughs in flowers.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even the most cynical of fashionistas will be enticed to wear floral prints this spring! After a long winter’s stretch in black, grey, and navy, blossoms, blooms, and vines are a welcome sight on dresses, coats, pants, even handbags! Enjoy people watching on the city streets this spring—it will look like whole gardens are strolling down the avenue. Flowers in fashion have a sense of humor, a warm smile that is contagious. Think of a floral outfit as a gift to everyone you pass…add a pretty perfume and delightfully turn heads!

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Flowers in Home Furnishings

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”—Emma Goldman

Why stop at flowers in a vase, when you can adorn your whole home in blossoms? There are so many options in upholstery fabrics, draperies, even wallpapers that bring gardens indoors. The beauty of floral is that there is a color palate and style for every personal expression…worlds of floral can collide, existing in harmony where other patterns would clash. Don’t ever think too hard about decorating with floral…some of the best tableaux have come from mixing elements!

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“Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun’s love, in the spring, becomes the Rose.”—Bette Midler

Hooray for spring! Thank goodness for sunshine! The birds are finding their voices, and the flowers wait just below the earth, preparing to greet the world! The team at Graphique wishes you a joyous spring!

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