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Style Watch

Mod squad

Black-and-white graphic prints pop for spring.

From left: Iman Richards, Aurelie Bergugant, and Grace Soto.

Tina Sutton

From left: Iman Richards, Aurelie Bergugant, and Grace Soto.



>When it comes to fashions that wow, the Boston Ballet costume department has nothing on Richards, the company’s PR associate. She’s certainly easy to spot on opening nights in this dramatic on-trend dress with activewear-influenced neckline and cropped sleeve (from H&M). Second-skin horizontal stripes can be tricky, but not when you have a figure like Richards.

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>With a print as eye-catching as this one, Richards keeps her accessories minimal, but bold, like the oversize statement-making watch by Michael Kors (from Lord & Taylor).

>The white Marc Jacobs rectangular clutch (a gift) is a nice light touch for spring, while mimicking the high-contrast coloring of the dress. Though elegant, the bag holds quite a bit.

Favorite Stores Zara, Club Monaco, and Rag & Bone for inspiration



>Time to call Ripley’s: Bergugnat is a Parisian who hates to shop! The French transplant is a financial executive in a global energy company and prefers cultural activities to perusing store racks. Nevertheless, she scores fashion points with this Stella Forest dress (bought in Paris) that offers a fresh take on the season’s black-and-white print trend.

>As someone who likes to hit stores just once a season, Bergugnat is a fan of timeless but eye-catching accessories, like this colorful Hermes scarf.

>Wearing neutral clothing but pairing it with a brightly colored bag (this one was a gift) is typically French.

Favorite Stores Burberry, Brooks Brothers for work basics, DSW



>“My dad is Dominican, so tropical colors are in my blood,” says Soto cheerfully. A favorite is hothouse red, as in this fitted blazer (from Forever 21), rose hair clip, and bright lipstick.

>“This striped dress [bought on Martha’s Vineyard last summer] always brings me luck,” says Soto. “I wore it when I got my job as a hairstylist assistant at James Joseph.” She bargain-hunts her work wardrobe, wary of the inevitable hair-dye stains.

>Soto likes offbeat accessories, like taupe patent flats (from Target) instead of the typical black, and the kicky gold-studded bag (from Marshalls).

Favorite Stores Charlotte Russe for hair accessories, Forever 21, Aldo

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