6 Trends On Our Radar This Season

Get the rundown on what spring has in store

6 Trends To Watch

Spring means warm weather – but it also means a veritable bevy of styles we’re dying to try for ourselves. So, consider this a primer to get you geared up to take on a whole season’s worth of new trends.

The Abstract Print
Why: These prints are anything but bland. In a range of colors and designs, they’re a departure from traditional patterns. Bonus: this trend is one that will carry over through the seasons.

How: Let the print do the talking. Pair with basic dark or neutral shoes and accessories.

The Suited Suit
Why: Suits are the ultimate power player, but now? It’s all about the tailoring. Make sure those lines are clean and (of course) flattering.

How: Girly touches – like a cute patterned shirt, statement earrings, or even a bright scarf - are key here.

Fit & Flare Dresses
Why: This classic shape is reminiscent of retro Americana. I can’t help but think Michelle Obama had a little something to do with it.

How: Rock it solo with pumps (for the warmer seasons) or pair with a cropped jacket. With all eyes on the skirt, make sure you’re not covering it with anything too slouchy.

Wristlets
Why: Ditch those huge carryalls for something more compact. After all, spring is all about going light.

How: We all know wristlets as the perfect accessory for a night on the town. This year, try them in a more casual setting. The challenge? Rifling through that huge tote for the bare essentials. But, as they say, less is more.

Pointy-Toe Pumps
Why: Round-toe heels may be classic, but opt for something edgier this season. Bonus points for bright, spring-ready colors.

How: In the past, pointy-toe pumps have been reserved for slacks and wide-leg jeans. Now? Try them with cropped skinnies, or even a skirt in the spring.

Druzy Crystals
Why: Not familiar with the term? “Druzy” is layers of crystal that form a mineralized crust – something commonly seen in rocks. That means the crystals have an extra dimension of shine that almost creates a sparkle effect.

How: There aren’t many rules here – this type of jewelry is subtle enough that it won’t overpower an ensemble. Just remember – these are not your standard girly jewels. These pieces have an edge.

Now that you’ve got the down-low, add some on-trend pieces to your wardrobe. Our Trendspotting: The Six Looks To Watch Boutique opens Wednesday, February 13 at 11AM.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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February 13, 2013