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Welcome to Spring Forward: over the next few weeks, we'll be profiling the best new arrivals and trends at some of our favorite local boutiques.
Tucked away on Bucktown's trendy stretch of Damen Ave. shops, indie boutique Von Z stands out for its well-curated selection of clothing as much as its penchant for champagne-themed wares. Owner Jenna Zielbauer sells a selection of hard-to-find designers, like the dreamy Danish brand numph, as well as her own line, Cotton Candy Couture. We asked Jenna what she's most excited about for spring—besides the new sweets at Von Z's self-serve candy bar, of course. Read on for her spring-trend tips below, and check out our handy Polyvore collage above. —Tori Telfer
- Jenna Zielbauer, ready for spring. [Photos: via Facebook; Courtesy of Von Z]
- Graphic Pants are big for spring. “Black + white graphic prints were all over the runway for SS14, which excites me," Jenna says. "Really, what's better than a pair of fun printed pants? Paired with a simple tee and fun accessories—so cut
- Numph Plaid Pants, , $125
- Jealous Tomato Black and White Printed Pants, $48
- Crop Tops are another spring trend. “Although my mid-section isn't quite ready for them yet (thanks, Chiberia), I'm excited for the crop top trend. Even if you aren't ready to show some skin just yet, crop tops look super cute when paired
- Ark & Co Fringe Cropped Tank, $46
- Jealous Tomato Printed Crop Top, $36
- Statement necklaces are big (no pun intended.) “I'm all about putting together outfits that are quick and easy. The rise of the statement necklace has helped getting dressed in my world tremendously. You can pretty much wear any pair of j
- Bubble Ball Necklace, $28
- Oversize Pearl Necklace, $32