Spring Fashion Trend Alert (Read Before You Shop!)

We made it! Spring has finally arrived, and it’s brought some fresh new trends along with it. We’ve sifted through all the best offerings from the runways to bring you the prettiest and most wearable looks to try this spring.

 Oversized Florals 

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Florals for spring is not exactly an unfamiliar concept. In fact, the two pretty much go hand-in-hand. But this spring’s version is enlarged, which really shows off the texture of the blooms. Large-scale prints tend to work best on a dress or longer skirt, so opt for that silhouette when trying out this botanic trend. This fresh and flirty pencil dress will make a statement at spring parties. $143, ASOS

Ventilated Shoulders

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Your cleavage just got some competition. Open shoulders are the latest way to show some skin. The cut-outs are equal parts subtle and sexy. This Zara top would look perfect paired with distressed jeans or tucked into a pencil skirt. Wear your hair up to maximize the drama and let your shoulders have a “moment.” $70, Zara 

Palm Prints 

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Dreaming of a warm getaway? This skirt will give you that spring-break feeling faster than any flight could. Palm prints are this spring’s most whimsical craze. This tropical tube skirt is a great way to try out the trend. Since the pattern is rather loud, pair it with a solid top and nude sandals. $50, Topshop 

Scalloped Edges

 

Scallops are everywhere this season, and we’re not talking mollusks. A scalloped edge brings a sophisticated touch to any hemline. We’re loving this trend for skirts, dresses and shorts. And, the scallop detail on the waist of this ladylike coat may be our favorite interpretation of it. Try wearing it over an all black ensemble to really make a statement. $698, Nordstrom 

Gingham

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Move over plaid, there’s a new pattern in town. Gingham was all over the runways for spring/summer ’15 – and for good reason. It’s a classic print with a hint of whimsy, which is perfect for channeling those warm weather vibes. This drape front gingham blouse has a fun, ultra-flattering twist. Pair it with white jeans and metallic sandals for a look that will take you from the backyard barbecue to date night. $276, Anthropologie 

Lace-Up Sandals 

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Say hello to this season’s “it” sandal. The intricate lace-up detail is sure to grab attention, so don’t be surprised if your pedicure goes unnoticed. They can be dressed up or down, much of which is dependent on the heel height. And because of their popularity, you’ll easily be able to find the perfect pair. This Forever 21 pair is not only fetching, but it’s also a steal! Wear them with anything from dresses and skirts to shorts. The key is to let these sandals make the statement. $28, Forever 21

Fringe 

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One of the more quickly-adopted style offerings for this spring is fringe. The beloved border is everywhere! If you’re leery of this trend, try dipping your toe in the water with a fringe-adorned clutch. For those of you who are ready to dive in, try this stunning faux leather fringe pencil skirt. Balance out the edginess by pairing it with a boxy tank, pendant necklace and delicate, ankle strap sandals. Fringe is all about movement and fun, so remember to have plenty of both when rocking it! $295, Nordstrom 

Wide-Legged Jeans 

Your prayers have been answered. The denim gods have decided to give our bottom halves a break. Skinny and slim cut jeans aren’t going away, but they’re making room for, well, more leg room. Wide leg jeans are back. Don’t let the bohemian vibe deter you, they’re amazingly leg lengthening and slimming. The key to nailing this look is to wear them with heels, but not to actually see the heels. Just be sure the hem grazes the floor and you’re good to go. Add these versatile flares to your must-buy list. $135, Madewell

Bucket Bag 

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Spring’s bag-of-the-moment is without a doubt the bucket bag. Every major fashion blogger, it-girl and street style star has been carrying one of these around for months now, and it’s high time we got on board. They’re not only chic, but practical too. The large, flat bottom on this pretty pink version offers a surprising amount of room for a purse of its size. $485, Bergdorf Goodman 

Mules 

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The mule boasts all of the comfort of a slip on, with the polish of a pump. Plus, the block heel adds major stability. But, the best part about this shoe trend is how effortlessly cool they are. They go with virtually everything! Try these leather mule booties with cuffed denim and a tee or a feminine shift dress. The mule is a major style chameleon. $395, Nordstrom