As promised, we are going to focus on spring. As I write this, it is raining and thundering in Iowa, in January! And nothing makes me think of spring more than cold rain! It is no surprise that black and white is a trend for spring. I think this could go on rotation every year. What makes it different this year? Adding in the combination of stripes. Stripes are everywhere. And I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you don’t own a black and white striped t-shirt, your wardrobe is missing out! This spring, add in a little striped sporty dress to your rotation. Sporty dresses are another big spring hit. But instead of wearing them with flats or sneakers, wear them with a serious sandal. Take this outfit to an outdoor cafe, a bed and breakfast weekend, a picnic lunch date or a walk through the trees when they bloom. Isn’t it fun to think about spring?