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> A top trend

This spring, A is for anorak -- a jacket style calls "a win-win."

"They fit in with spring's sporty vibe and promise to make your rainy days look chic. What's not to love?," the editors ask.

Jason Wu and Tommy Hilfiger are just two designers who showed them on the runway. Anoraks in different styles, colors and price ranges arrived in stores earlier this year.

One of them to inspire you: A version of an anorak jacket worn with white separates and neutral accessories from the Chaps collection at Kohl's.

> Light and lively

It may not be the biggest trend emerging from the jewelry drawer but skinny necklaces or bracelets worn in multiples offer a stylish alternative to larger statement pieces.

One option well-suited to spring are delicate-looking bracelets made from several skinny cotton cord strands and then accented with hanging beads and charms.

> Mix it up

Have no fear of color? Here's a tip for mixing and matching the season's brightest shades: neons.

Have some fun with the look, but don't go overboard.

Stop at three colors and mix hues of the same intensity, designer Marc Bouwer tells the Shop Smart magazine.

"For example, a deep turquoise jacket looks great over a sunny yellow dress but would overpower a pale yellow one," the magazine reports.

> And finally

"Orange -- absolutely any shade of it -- makes me happy." Designer Lubov Azria, chief creative officer BCBG Max Azria Group, in In Style magazine.