THE LOOK OF SPRING
GET INSPIRED BY THE TOP 10 TRENDS OF THE SEASON – AND CHECK OUT HOW THE STARS ARE ALREADY WEARING THEM!
The vintage-inspired pattern was ubiquitous in the spring 2015 collections, with designers giving it a modern vibe that’s more polished than picnic. Kendall Jenner walked the runway for Diane von Furstenberg in subtle touches of the preppy motif: It was layered under lace and spotted on strappy sandals.
2 GOLD CHOKERS
The ’90s “it” accessory is making a comeback, only this time around the shape is more sculptural for an elegant and sophisticated effect. One thing that hasn’t changed: They still add a cool edge to any outfit.
BaubleBar Gold fishhook choker, $44; baublebar.com
“I had chokers filed under ‘trends that should only be seen in #TBT photos,’ but the new slim gold styles are surprisingly glam.”
3 TROPICAL PENCIL SKIRTS
The classic silhouette gets a bold update courtesy of palm leaves and exotic florals. Pair any of these (under $75!) designs with a tucked tee or chambray top.
Tropical print tube skirt, $50; topshop.com
Frond print pencil skirt, $15.90; forever21.com
Green tropical print skirt, $70; riverisland.com
4 ROUND SUNGLASSES
We wear shades year-round, but when the weather heats up, it’s fun to experiment with a new shape or a standout color. These retro frames are a fresh take on our go-to pairs.
Polarized Lenses, $214.95; sunglasshut.com
“Steff Deluxe” sunglasses, $179; shopbop.com
“Voyager 10” sunglasses, $195; westwardleaning.com
“Breakfast Club” sunglasses, $45; quayaustralia.com
“Hollywood” black-mirrored sunglasses, $16; lulus.com
5 STACKED HEELS
Cute, classic and – best of all – comfy, these sexy (yet sturdy) sandals will help your wardrobe attain new heights.
“Nolin” heels, $190; dolcevita.com
“Griliri” sandal, $90; aldo.com
“Toma” sandal, $135; frenchconnection.com
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“There’s not a single spring outfit these shoes don’t match; they’re as stylish with shorts as they are with a sundress.”
“Joesy” sandal, $69.95; solesociety.com
“Bleecker” sandal, $350; toryburch.com
“Jayla” ankle cuff sandal, $157.95; nordstrom.com
6 CHAMBRAY SHIRTDRESSES
There are three reasons this look never really goes out of style: It’s effortless, it’s versatile, and it flatters absolutely everyone.
Instantly upgrade your outfit by swapping in a slim leather belt.
1969 linen denim shirtdress, $69.95; gap.com
Sleeveless twill chambray shirtdress, $372; neimanmarcus.com
“Anita” chambray shirtdress, $88; bloomingdales.com
7 BUCKET BAGS
Our new favorite arm candy is as practical as it is adorable (especially in these great-for-spring colors) since the roomy style fits all your necessities and then some.
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“Jimmy” bucket bag in Mint, $39.95; justfab.com
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“Cynnie” bicolor bucket bag, $545; saksfifthavenue.com
Drawstring shoulder bag, $29.95; hm.com/us
8 SOFT TRENCH COATS
Why do you need this relaxed take on the closet staple? “You can wear it fancy; you can wear it with jeans,” says Paula Patton, the new face of Ellen Tracy. “It just adds a little pop to anything you have on.”
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“I like bohemian looks a lot, and a fringe clutch is an awesome accessory.”
“That’s the best thing about when the sun comes out: We don’t have to wear heels anymore!”
“I like things if they’re splashy, full of color and sort of a risk. I dress based on my mood.”
Patton in an Ellen Tracy coat, $168; lordandtaylor.com
9 FLARED JEANS
This ’70s-inspired cut is making a comeback and (get psyched!) it’s one denim style that works for both the office and off-duty. Get a pair long enough to wear with stacked heels or wedges (the hemline should nearly skim the ground) and make sure they fit slim through the thigh and knee.
Keep the look sophisticated (and avoid an early-aughts vibe) by skipping anything super low-rise.
Heidi Klum in Seafarer
Jessica Alba in Seafarer
“Flea Market” flares, $135; madewell.com
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“Why am I so happy to swap out last year’s boyfriend jeans for this style? They’re more polished, plus it doesn’t hurt that they make legs look a mile long.”
Sofia Vergara in Hudson Jeans
Hilary Duff in McGuire Denim
Chrissy Teigen in Frame Denim
Emma Roberts in TEXTILE Elizabeth and James
10 SHADES OF LIGHT BLUE
The season’s hottest hues are actually cool: Think tones like sky, baby and powder. Not sure what to pair them with? Try neutral tones like camel, gray and white.
“Kristine” top, $198; rebeccaminkoff.com
Nail lacquer in “Kip,” $15; butterlondon.com
“Virggo” slip-on sneakers, $69.95; stevemadden.com
Out of the Blue
Skirt, $48; nastygal.com
Shay Mitchell in a Bec & Bridge dress and Manolo Blahnik pumps.
“Reva” watch, $350; toryburch.com
Coated collar necklace, $40; us.asos.com
Denim-Tencel blazer, $170; armaniexchange.com
“Carlyle” large ombré satchel, $498; henribendel.com
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“This is the only pastel hue that doesn’t feel too girlie. I’m excited to wear those slip-on sneakers with everything from skinny jeans to a flouncy skirt.”
Leather shoes, $59.95; hm.com/us
Modal silk blend scarf, $38; nordstrom.com
HOW TO WEAR … FRINGE & CULOTTES
These potentially tricky trends will be everywhere this spring. Intimidated? Perpetual fashion pioneer Olivia Palermo is here to help! Check out her perfectly on-point (of course!) demos below as proof that, when done right, any look can go from runway to real way.
Watch Your Waist
A sleek silhouette reads modern, not costumey.
A clutch is a sophisticated (and easy!) way to try the trend.
Understated accessories are key to avoiding visual clutter.
Turn Down the Volume
Tuck in a streamlined top if you’re going big on bottom.
Flowy pants benefit from the contrast. Too warm for a coat? Try a blazer.
Elevate the Look
Skip straps and flats: Simple pumps give a leg-lengthening effect.
PERFECT SPRING OUTFIT COMBOS!
Reese Witherspoon‘s street style MO: luxe accessories, great shades and lots of color!
SUNDRESS + WHITE ACCESSORIES
Carolina Herrera dress, The Row bag
FLORAL SKIRT + SLEEVELESS TEE
Dolce & Gabbana skirt, J. Crew tee, Tabitha Simmons wedges
PATTERNED TOP + WHITE JEANS + STATEMENT BAG
Koral jeans, Reed Krakoff bag
PASTEL BUTTON-DOWN + A-LINE SKIRT
Equipment blouse, white pumps
STRIPED SHORTS + BRIGHT TOP
J. Crew tee, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent shorts, Anya Hindmarch bag