March 22, 2013
Name: Toni James, owner of Katwalk Boutique
Prediction for spring fashion trends: "Oversized chunky statement jewelry, mainly bracelets, necklaces and rings. Embellished kaftans worn for day and night, not just the beach anymore. Sequin jeggings worn dressed up and down. Ethnic inspired looks, large floral patterns and black and white bold stripes. Leather shorts in metallic gold and pastel colors. High-tech sporty wear such as windbreaker jackets, two-toned jackets in leather and micro-fabrics and oversized sweats."
Dos or don'ts: "Invest in a great wedge sandal that can be worn with your kaftan during the day and evening -- not too much bling on the wedge; you don't want to overpower the look. Never wear a three-piece stripe, floral and mixed pattern ensemble. It's fun to mix stripes and patterns but always add a solid in between."
Go-to staple item: "A great jacket -- either a moto jacket or two-toned structured jacket."
Spring pieces available right now: Sequin jeggings by La Cite ($138), gold leather shorts by Clover Canyon ($238), windbreaker by Katwalk ($44) and tribal denim pants by One Teaspoon ($164).
If you go: Katwalk, 1709 Aliceanna St., Fells Point. Call 410-669-0600.