Embrace classy laid-back outfit styles this spring season and take a few style cues as inspiration from the April 2012 Club Monaco catalog for a few flattering fresh vibes.

Versatility and functional vibes with a subtle girly approach define the Club Monaco April 2012 lookbook. Comfort and style aren't necessarily mutually exclusive and the brand has the looks to prove it. Far from the flashy brights and busy patterns that make up the bulk of the new season looks, the brand manages to shed a new light on neutral tones and make them as interesting as conspicuous if not the more so. Casual chicness has never revolved around complex style techniques but instead on getting the most of fab simple pieces.

Faded denim, retro vibes through polka dots and comfy loose blouses are some of the most versatile pieces that instantly add interest to the looks. Simple tailoring and inconspicuous details are the key to a effortlessly cool look and the latest lookbook by the brand clearly shows numerous examples in this regard. But, the simplest path to a simple effortless spring look remains a classy, flattering dress. Accessorized with a thin belt, this piece will help you look put together while creating proportion and emphasizing your best physical attributes.

Subtle patterns can be a good alternative for those who love light colored pieces and prefer to construct their looks around them. Those looking for versatility might prefer the contrast darker pieces can bring. Shorts in a contrasting tone are a perfect choice for the new season for those who feel comfortable flaunting their legs.

When opting for simplicity and subtle textural details, playing with accessories is almost mandatory. Cowboy boots, comfy sandals, practical handbags, scarfs or straw hats along with thin belts are a few good alternatives for a fuss free yet put together type of look. Opt for fun, effortless outfits this spring with some of the style suggestions endorsed by the brand.

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