The weather is heating up (at the time of this writing, who knows what it could be tomorrow) and so is this bracket as we determine THE spring fashion item of Minneapolis. You all voted from the round of 16 and now we’re down to 8 men’s and women’s spring fashion items. You can see that round and all the items here, but who wants to do that? Those things lost. THESE items (below) are what the people crave! So take a look and vote on what should make it to the final four items.
THE “OH GURRRL” REGION
(1) Spring Loafers vs (8) Oversized Blazer
Spring loafers move on in a surprisingly close matchup, while the oversized blazer takes down the underdog favorite white capri pants. But where will your allegiances lie now? The trendy top or the favorite footwear?
Winner: Oversized Blazer
(5) White Sneaker vs (13) Eyelet Tea Dress
The shoes seem to be the trend, as the white sneaker moves on. But it faces an upset special in the eyelet tea dress, which took down the heavily-favored denim jacket. Can it pull off another upset, or will the shoes rain supreme?
Winner: Eyelet Tea Dress
THE “CLASSY CLOSET” REGION
(6) Mirrored Sunglasses vs (3) Washed-Out Cropped Jean
When the sun comes out, it means the need to block it out as fashionably as possible, which meant the mirrored sunglasses moved on. It has the tough task of going up against the only bottoms of the round with the washed-out cropped jean. Who will move on?
Winner: Washed-Out Cropped Jean
(15) Striped T-Shirt (10) Spring Scarf
WHAT AN UPSET! With the biggest shock of the first round, the 15 seeded striped t-shirt takes down the white tank. Can it continue the Cinderella run against the always-fashionable spring scarf? You decide.
Winner: Spring Scarf
THE RON BURGUNDY “I LOOK GOOD…I MEAN REAL GOOD” REGION
(1) Flat-Front Shorts vs (8) Plaid Shorts
It's a shorts-off!....That was poorly phrased, please keep your shorts on. But who moves on in this pseudo-pants showdown? A battle of solid, bright colors vs the crazy patterns. Cast your vote.
Winner: Flat-Front Shorts
(5) White Pant vs (4) Polo Shirt
Ladies and gentlemen, we had a tie! The white pant had the same amount of votes and the striped tank, so we had a tiebreaker. It was very scientific and difficult to explain, but I'll try: I just chose one. What are my fashion credentials? One time someone pointed to my shirt and said, "Hey, that's a shirt." So there's that. So, the white pant will go up against the very classy and trendy polo shirt. Who moves on?
Winner: Polo Shirt
THE DEREK ZOOLANDER “BLUE STEEL” REGION
(14) Aviators (11) Leather Flip-Flops
What a rout! And what a matchup! Both of these pieces were underdogs! The leather flip flops destroyed the patterned tank with 100% of the votes, while the aviators made quick work of the solid bright v-neck. Whose dream stays alive with a next round appearance? You decide.
(7) Button Plaid Shirt vs (2) Boat Shoes
The last matchup is certainly one of the hardest. On one side, you've got the most-trendy style right now in the button plaid shirt. But, can it hold up against the time-tested and always-reliable spring staple that IS the boat shoe? Only you can make that call.
Winner: Button Plaid Shirt