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April 1, 2017

By The Astrotwins

REAL HOROSCOPES: SEE WHAT APRIL HAS IN STORE FOR YOUR STYLE

Pack away winter’s slouchy cuts and dark shades. April is Aries Season and this live-out-loud cycle calls for bold, bright and, if you dare, body-con. Red is the Ram’s signature shade. Reach for crimson shoes, jackets and accessories to make every outfit pop. Industrious Taurus takes the wheel from the 19th helping you finish that spring cleaning mission you began (remember that?). Swap the sequined tunic for a tailored shirtdress as you go from “werk” to work.
Aries
Happy birthday, Aries! The Sun is in your sign until April 19, sending you on your 2017 reinvention tour. Anything that’s no longer “you” will easily fall away, which is great news for later in the month when you start downsizing and decluttering. This is your month to shine! If anything (or anyone) hides your brilliance say ‘bye. Those oversized sweaters and shapeless jumpsuits that aren’t your faves? Sell them. As a fire sign, you’ll love how vivacious you feel this April. On the 19th, the Sun shifts into Taurus. Cleanup time! With your shorter attention span, you love straight-off-the-runway trends, but tire of them easily. The average person will be eager to snap up your “no pile” on consignment. What’s “so yesterday” to you is au courant to the average shopper. Begin the hunt for that perfect top after the 19th — a simple piece that’s a must-have for the warmer months. Pair with jeans, bold heels, and a leather jacket, and you’re ready for anything.
RealStyle_582_Aires2Caroline Constas Off Shoulder Top, $325; Paula Cademartori Satin Tassel Sandals, $495; Coach 1941 Mickey Leather Jacket, $1,295
Taurus
Dream a little dream, Taurus. This month, your imagination could lead you on a nostalgic voyage back to the ’40s or another bygone era. Pearls are already making a comeback and these cultured accessories could be your spring go-to. The Sun is beaming in your 12th house until April 19, the part of the zodiac wheel that governs the feet (it’s true). Your shoe obsession could go full tilt, but are your pedicured tootsies being crushed in the wrong heels? Say au revoir to painful stilettos and try a chunky flatform sandal. On the 19th, your birthday season kicks off as the Sun moves into Taurus for four weeks. The pace of life quickens as you dive into new interests and get flooded with after-work invites. You’ll be hopping from day to night to day again so dress in layers. Increase the size of that tote (and have it monogrammed) to fit your work-to-party costume changes.  

RealStyle_582_Taurus2Stella McCartney Flatform Sandals, $230; Céline Python Cabas Tote, $1,295; Marni Neoprene Flatform Sandals, $225

Gemini
You’re the busiest bee in the hive this April, Gemini! Until the 19th, the Sun swirls through Aries and your popularity-boosting 11th house. With your ever-expanding schedule, think fashionable and functional. You need to be mobile as you hop in your Lyft for a client dinner then dash to see a friend’s band play live. Edgier cuts, like a reinvented work shirt, are easy for your daring sign to pull off. And who says you can’t pair with platforms or a metallic skirt? Under April’s future-forward skies you’re more of a silver siren than a gold girl. Sift through your jewelry box to see what you can consign. On the 19th, the Sun shifts into Taurus and your dreamy 12th house. Scale back your manic schedule so you have room for a fairy tale romance or more QT with your sweetie. Has an ex been invading your thoughts? Do a closet purge, pulling out any pieces that remind you of the relationship. Though you might love them, wearing them only stirs up that painful past. Let go and make room for new memories!
RealStyle_582_Gemini (1)Martiniano Metallic Flats, $195; Gucci Skirt W/Tags, $3,195; Hermès Collier De Chien Bracelet, $2,795
Cancer
Ready, set, ascend! Your career is taking off this April as the Sun powers through Aries and your house of professional prestige until the 19th. With meetings, industry mixers and networking events, you’ll be on the go — and you’ll need to look as polished as possible. Even if you work in a casual office, give your work wear a sophisticated sprucing up. You may love ruffles and cashmere, but try something different this month, like a menswear-inspired look and more tailored pieces. On the 19th, the Sun shifts into Taurus and your communal 11th house. Time to start entertaining again — and the more is absolutely the merrier around your table. Do a spring cleaning of your serveware. There’s nothing wrong with an eclectic mix and match, but some pieces just clash with everything. Consign those and pick out new silverware and plates that fit your style and color scheme.
RealStyle_582_Cancer (1)Herend Openwork Bowl, $225; Tiffany & Co. Flemish Sandwich Tongs, $345Céralene A. Raynaud Limoges Porcelain Dinner Service, $945
Leo
Need a new suitcase, Leo? Pick out a sturdy one because in April you’ll be quite the jetsetter as the Aries Sun activates your wanderlust through the 19th. From road trips to long weekends to a bona fide spring break, get out and explore the world. With so many places to go and people to see, you could lose track of time. Splurge on a watch — an essential accessory during this busy month — and a helpful aide in keeping your phone tucked in your bag when you want to go “off the grid” on a vacation. Can’t get away? Journey figuratively by signing up for a workshop or continuing ed class. With all that heavy stuff you’re hauling (travel item or books), sell a few purses and totes that wind up hurting your shoulders and back. Invest in a chic backpack or crossbody bag for a more ergonomic way to haul everything around. After the 19th, the Taurus Sun fires up your ambitious 10th house for a month. Those old blazers and skirt pairings you no longer wear can hit the sell pile. Make room for something sleeker and snappier.
RealStyle_582_Leo2 (1)Mansur Gavriel Leather Backpack, $730; Patek Philippe Calatrava Watch, $10,375; Chloé Faye Bag, $1,095
Virgo
Update your privacy policy. With the Aries Sun in your intimate eighth house until the 19th, you’ll prefer the company of a few special souls. Strike a sultry note in classic black this month. Channel your inner femme fatale and refresh with a noir slip dress under a leather motorcycle jacket. Money matters will also be on your mind this month. Respect your hard-earned cash by housing it in a beautiful new wallet. This is also a great month to learn about investing, so how about a bag that’s perfectly fitted to house your tablet so you can read that financial book on your lunch and coffee breaks? On the 19th, start planning your next getaway! The Sun shifts into Taurus and your ninth house of travel, activating your wanderlust. Could your luggage use an upgrade? Look for a set that has room for your clothes (and shoes), but also holds your tech and beauty musts. Let’s be honest, Virgo: As the zodiac’s beauty aficionado, your can’t-travel-without products could fill their own suitcase, right?
RealStyle_582_Virgo (1)Céline Wallet, $345; Protagonist Silk Slip Dress W/Tags, $145; Goyard Palace 55 Trunk, $5,500
Libra
Butterflies! With the Sun cruising through your relationship zones all month, you’ve got spring fever in spades. Take off the aviators and make eye contact with that looker who’s trying to catch your attention from across the room. Even if you’re already spoken for, the flirty thrills are yours to enjoy — especially during outré Aries season from April 1 to 19. With the planetary push towards pairing, style yourself in matching sets or coordinating accessories. Or better yet, some His and Hers (or Hers and Hers or His and His) sets for your home. Up the glitz factor on your basics with some bold jewels or colorblocking. Bright hues mixed with neutrals are a heavenly match too, helping you strike a subtler Libra balance. On the 19th, the Sun slips into Taurus and your eighth house of mystery and seduction. Don’t force yourself to wear spring florals or Pantone’s “Greenery” shade of the year. In fact, let go of any pieces in colors that just don’t “spark joy.” In fact, as April winds down, the LBD will be your go-to staple—and yes, you can put those sexy sunglasses back on again. A little bit of intrigue goes a long way.
RealStyle_582_Libra (1)Temple St. Clair 18K Stupa Ring, $8,295; Valentino Embellished Dress W/Tags, $3,500; Gucci Embellished Sunglasses, $725
Scorpio
You love your sexy numbers, Scorpio. Now, how about finding them in the athleisure category? From April 1 to 19, the Sun sails through Aries and your sixth house of wellness, motivating you for your spring training mission. From a lightweight nylon jacket to a pair of statement sneakers that go well with jeans and running gear, give your workout wardrobe a boost. Green is your new black this month — from enjoying the great outdoors to piling more fresh veggies on your plate. Could you use some new kitchenware for prepping healthy meals? On the 19th, the Sun moves into Taurus and your seventh house of relationships. Get your S.O. engaged on a redecorating mission, or if you’re single, start putting yourself out there again. This is the prompt you need to update your date night wardrobe, Scorpio, maybe with some chic new earrings? But first, pack off remnants of your ex that you’re still hanging on to.
RealStyle_582_SaggitariusHerend Fruits & Flowers Salad Bowl, $200; Rebecca De Ravenel Les Bonbons Earrings, $175; Louis Vuitton Suede Sneakers, $700
Sagittarius
Get yourself camera ready Sagittarius. With the Aries Sun activating your fifth house of fame, glamour and romance until the 19th, all eyes will be on you. Is your wardrobe ready for that photo shoot, red carpet event or dreamy date? Update with all the maximalist trimmings: sequined tops, jeweled heels and a statement necklace. If you’re pitching or presenting, freshen up your career gear. Even in professional settings, cookie cutter is not your style. If you bought a couple career “must-haves” like a navy blazer or white oxford because you thought you should, pass ’em on to a Taurus or Cancer. If you must go that route, find a fuchsia pantsuit or printed top that you pair with black pants and funky heels. The Sun shifts gears on the 19th, decamping to Taurus and your earthy, service-oriented sixth house. How green is your closet, Archer? Embrace the eco-chic ethos, looking for fabrics and brands can help you shop guilt free. Cut down on the creation-consumption cycle by mixing more consigned pieces in with your newer staples.  
RealStyle_582_Real_Sagittarius22K Enamel Collar Necklace, $3,225; Balenciaga Kaleidoscope Top, $1,495; Manolo Blahnik Satin Nadira Pumps, $595
Capricorn
Get your nesting on! With the Aries Sun simmering in your domestic zone until the 19th, squeeze in a few more weeks of hibernation. As you lounge and relax, the muse comes a-calling. How can you spruce up your space? You don’t have to do a complete overhaul. Start with tableware, sconces, lamps, and throw rugs. Plants can make all the difference too, so bring the outdoors in with a hanging vine for your window or a succulent terrarium. Grey may be your go-to, but play with tones like blush, cream and lavender when shopping for spring sweaters or sandals. On the 19th, the Sun jumps ahead to Taurus and your fifth house of self-expression, drama and romance. How’s your cocktail dress game, Capricorn? In late April, your calendar will quickly fill with A-list events, fancy dates and nights on the town. Have you ‘grammed yourself one time too many in that number? Let it go, Capricorn. Though you share a sign with style repeater Princess Kate, treat yourself to something new. Or perhaps it’s time for an investment splurge —like a high-end piece for your jewelry box.
RealStyle_582_Capricorn (2)Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp, $345; Serapi Area Rug, $845; Balenciaga Satin Slide Sandals, $495
Aquarius
Aquarius on the move! Until April 19, the Sun is cruising through Aries and your third house of short journeys. Road trip through your weekends and maybe even give bi-city living a whirl. No matter the case, you’ll be bouncing between locales, and going from sunup to sundown. Day to evening doesn’t just happen, Aquarius. You have to prep for it. Upgrade to a bag that holds your beauty essentials, sexy heels, and even a change of clothes. The third house also rules communication, so it may be time for an upgraded phone or some mobile accessories. No need to overhaul your wardrobe. Just work in new jewelry. More is more right now, like a stack of bracelets, long and dangling earrings, and statement necklaces. On the 19th, the Sun shifts gears and heads into Taurus and your fourth house of domestic bliss. How can you make your slumber sweeter? Update your pillows and freshen things up with a new duvet cover or soft sheet set. Is there oversized furniture dominating your space?  Or is it heavy on the “high design” and low on the comfort scale? Sell them off and use the money you earn for fashionable and functional pieces.

RealStyle_582_Acquarius (1)Alicia Adams Alpaca Pillow, $75; Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond Bracelet, $10,095; Bvlgari Tubogas Coil Bracelet, $3,495; Loewe Multicolor Shopper, $1,325

Pisces
Ready, set, simplify. April begins as a back-to-basics month as the Sun settles into Aries and your second house of practical luxury. Streamline and downsize. You don’t really need three pairs of black lace-up boots, do you? Pull out everything for review and allow yourself to keep one item (okay maybe two) in all those crowded categories. If anything, make sure you have enough staple items to pair with the wilder numbers — and in neutral hues like blush, black, navy and cream. Work will be busy, but you’re not the straight-up suit type. How about a cashmere cardigan over a caftan and black pants? On the 19th, the Sun bursts into Taurus and your third house of communication, warming up your social life. You may be doing more entertaining in the days ahead, so make sure your barware is up to snuff for mixing up your signature cocktails. During this this buzzy season you’ll spend more time in your car. Customize your chariot with seat covers, even throw pillows and blankets for the back seat!  

RealStyle_582_Pisces (1)Saint Louis Crystal Carafe, $345; Chloé Drew Bag, $1,495; Céline Bow Sandals, $295

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