March 30, 2015 12:00 PM

THE LOOK OF SPRING

GET INSPIRED BY THE TOP 10 TRENDS OF THE SEASON – AND CHECK OUT HOW THE STARS ARE ALREADY WEARING THEM!

1 GINGHAM

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

Alex Apatoff

Senior Editor

“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.

Topshop

Tropical print tube skirt, $50; topshop.com

Forever 21

Frond print pencil skirt, $15.90; forever21.com

River Island

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.

Ray-Ban

Polarized Lenses, $214.95; sunglasshut.com

Wildfox

“Steff Deluxe” sunglasses, $179; shopbop.com

Westward Leaning

“Voyager 10” sunglasses, $195; westwardleaning.com

Quay Australia

“Breakfast Club” sunglasses, $45; quayaustralia.com

LuLu’s

“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.

Dolce Vita

“Nolin” heels, $190; dolcevita.com

Aldo

“Griliri” sandal, $90; aldo.com

French Connection

“Toma” sandal, $135; frenchconnection.com

Brittany Talarico

Style News Editor

“There’s not a single spring outfit these shoes don’t match; they’re as stylish with shorts as they are with a sundress.”

Sole Society

“Joesy” sandal, $69.95; solesociety.com

Tory Burch

“Bleecker” sandal, $350; toryburch.com

Splendid

“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.

tip!

Instantly upgrade your outfit by swapping in a slim leather belt.

GAP

1969 linen denim shirtdress, $69.95; gap.com

L’Agence

Sleeveless twill chambray shirtdress, $372; neimanmarcus.com

AQUA

“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

Elizabeth and James

“Cynnie” bicolor bucket bag, $545; saksfifthavenue.com

H&M

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.”

EVEN MORE THINGS PAULA’S LOVING!

1 FRINGE

“I like bohemian looks a lot, and a fringe clutch is an awesome accessory.”

2 FLATS

“That’s the best thing about when the sun comes out: We don’t have to wear heels anymore!”

3 BRIGHTS

“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.

tip!

Keep the look sophisticated (and avoid an early-aughts vibe) by skipping anything super low-rise.

Heidi Klum in Seafarer

Jessica Alba in Seafarer

Madewell

“Flea Market” flares, $135; madewell.com

Catherine Kast Style Writer

“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.

Rebecca Minkoff

“Kristine” top, $198; rebeccaminkoff.com

Butter London

Nail lacquer in “Kip,” $15; butterlondon.com

Steve Madden

“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.

Tory Burch

“Reva” watch, $350; toryburch.com

Oasis

Coated collar necklace, $40; us.asos.com

Armani Exchange

Denim-Tencel blazer, $170; armaniexchange.com

Henri Bendel

“Carlyle” large ombré satchel, $498; henribendel.com

Andrea Lavinthal

Style & Beauty Director

“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.”

H&M

Leather shoes, $59.95; hm.com/us

Nordstrom

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.

Start Small

A clutch is a sophisticated (and easy!) way to try the trend.

Stay Neutral

Understated accessories are key to avoiding visual clutter.

Turn Down the Volume

Tuck in a streamlined top if you’re going big on bottom.

Add Structure

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

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