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We know minimalism is the style du jour. However, for those of us out there who always feel compelled to put one more thing on, forgoing the bells and whistles can make us feel a little like an untrimmed Christmas tree. Sure, it works. But, we'd like some tinsel, please.
To put you in the mood to show off your plumage this next week, we've profiled five different shots of women who haven't pared down for spring. Sporting more layers than an onion, more colors than a prism, and more trends than a lookbook, these daredevils think of fashion in its most exuberant, ostentatious sense. Not to mention, with this sudden cold snap, it makes putting more things on feel just a tad more bearable. Don't look now, but you're rethinking that plain T-shirt and jeans combo you were planning on wearing tomorrow, aren't you? Now, it's off to find that faux-fur boa you picked up on a whim at that sample sale last season...
Photographed by Mark Iantosca