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Macy's Embraces The Good Life and Music Festival Cool for Spring 2016

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This season, Macy's is offering clothing and accessories that evoke joie de vivre. From pieces that call to mind nostalgic mid-century femininity to folkloric prints and textures serving as updates to Woodstock-era wanderlust, the men's and women's collections at Macy's for spring 2016 focus on easy-chic style perfect for all occasions.

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Alfani Circle Lace Dress, $99.50, exclusively at select Macy's stores and on macys.com (Photo: Busin ...

Alfani Circle Lace Dress, $99.50, exclusively at select Macy's stores and on macys.com (Photo: Business Wire)

"What goes around comes around and fashion does not stop as it reinvents itself with passion, modernity, simplicity or excess," said Nicole Fischelis, group vice president/fashion director of global forecasting at Macy's. "From the codes of decades past to the free spirit of today, spring styles let us immerse ourselves with optimism and confidence in a new season of success and energy."

#MacysLove

Macy's wants to see how customers interpret the season's hottest trends and make them their own. During the month of March, customers who post a photo on Twitter and Instagram showcasing their favorite spring looks with the hashtag #MacysLove*, may end up on billboards in select cities throughout the United States, and on one of the world-famous billboards in Times Square in New York City! Those whose photos end up in Times Square will receive a souvenir photo of their 15 seconds of fame to share on social media.

The Good Life

Succumb to the charms of country club luxury and seaside escapes with modern updates on the classics. Gingham, eyelet and floral prints in peony pink, limoncello yellow and sweet chartreuse adorn fit-and-flare dresses, crisp blouses, and cigarette pants. Charter Club's gingham anorak jacket is a fresh take on the storied pattern and has an on-trend sporty feel. The 1950s midi-length dress continues to be hot for spring, and RACHEL Rachel Roy's version features a floral print sheer overlay that brings it to 2016. The little white dress has prim-and-proper appeal and is the season's staple; the truly versatile version from Alfani features lace and sheer details, and can be styled up or down for any occasion. For him, relaxed elegance shines through with linen suiting, as well as slip-on sneakers. A beautiful three-piece linen suit from Ryan Seacrest Distinction provides breezy sophistication, and tailored shorts from Club Room are rendered in a saturated red inspired by the breathtaking sunset in the Italian Riviera. The classic sailor stripe is the pattern direction of the season, and orange and yellow provide updated pops of color to redefine this iconic trend story. American Rag's yellow rain jacket with white zipper detail and quilted hood is stand-out for this modern maritime look.

Bohemian Escape

Macy's is living the hippie fantasy, channeling gypset style. Back are the flea market finds of paisley maxis, flare-leg pants and suede tunics, now with a bohemian-meets-bourgeois application. Psychedelic prints harmonize with semi-bright shades and warm tones, and beads, fringe, and patchwork are defining elements of this festival-ready look. A suede romper from American Rag serves as the perfect foundation for a folksy turquoise and pink necklace, and ikat print beaded and wood-trimmed clutch, both from I.N.C. International Concepts. Style & Co.'s peasant top with tassel details and flared jeans tap into an ethereal, free-spirited flower child sensibility a la the legendary Joni Mitchell.

Denim Dressing

Denim continues to lead the fashion pack in spring, and unexpected applications of the ubiquitous fabric highlight the offerings at Macy's. Distressed, frayed and patchwork styles carry on this season's folk-heroine 1970s vibe. Crisp white and blue washes rule the scene as skirts with button-front details, dyed-to-look-denim sweatshirts, and delicate sundresses reinvent the trend. The chambray shirt is the new classic, and the cropped version by Thalia Sodi looks both unfussy and glamourous when paired with a graphic skirt and heels by the same designer. I.N.C. International Concepts further flexes denim's muscle in the occasion dressing arena with a gorgeous d'orsay pump rendered in rhinestone-embellished distressed denim, and also harkens back to the industrial roots of the historic textile with a unique and eye-catching washed denim backpack. From ombre washes to a plethora of trimmings, there's never been a better time to embrace true blues.

*By using #MacysLove you agree you are 18 years or older and you allow Macy's to use your image in its stores, websites, social media, in print, billboards and in advertising and agree to our User Generated Content Policy and Terms & Conditions. For details, see macys.com/springfashion.

About Macy's

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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