A new season brings a fresh crop of colors, and this spring, the trending hues are taking a step away from the usual pastels and brights. Here we’re breaking down which shades ruled the runways, from surprising jewel tones to a spectrum of crisp neutrals.

Spring Hues

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March 19, 2015

When it comes to celebrity style, you’ll have to determine “Who wore it best?” on your own for the next few months.

Since the passing of host Joan Rivers last September, Fashion Police returned in January with the additions of Brad Goreski and Kathy Griffin. The new cast had a shaky start, with growing controversies as the season – and the awards shows – went on. Kelly Osbourne announced her resignation last month, with Kathy Griffin stepping down shortly thereafter, both citing creative differences. And yesterday, E! announced that the show is going on hiatus until September.

So set your TiVos for fall – and place your bets for who will step in to host.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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March 19, 2015

Flower-child ensembles are in full bloom this spring. Which means? Retro-print dresses (as seen on the Emilio Pucci runway) are seriously begging for groovy accessories. To nail the look, just let loose and read on.

70s-Inspired Style

Now when we say 70s, peasant blouses and flares are likely top of mind. But to really make a statement this season, go for eclectic prints and accessorize them with abandon. Drape globally inspired jewelry, pull out the wood-heeled platforms, and find your fringe. Just be sure to keep those extras in the same neutral color family and you’ll be good to go boho.

Stock up on this trend and more spring must-haves in our Rue’s Spring Checklist Boutique, which opens Thursday, March 19, at 11AM ET.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 18, 2015

Rihanna is at it again, and this time, she’s making history. The singer will star as the next face of Christian Dior, making her the first black woman to front the almost 70-year-old house.

Prepare to see Rihanna in the latest “Secret Garden” campaign, shot by Steven Klein at Versailles. Of her enviable new role, the musician said, “It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color.” We’ll cheers to that, RiRi.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 18, 2015

It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter. But we’re fast approaching the light at the end of the tunnel. Clocks have sprung forward, and on March 20, the calendar marks the official start of spring. Which means entertaining friends on the patio and curling up out there with a good book is within reach. Here’s how to make that outdoor space an extension of your indoor style.

Outdoor Living Essentials

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March 17, 2015

Your secret style weapon for spring? Anything military-inspired. Utilitarian touches (think cargo pockets and olive green) were spotted on runways from Marc Jacobs to Salvatore Ferragamo. Read on to find out what’s so different about this take on the time-tested trend.

Military Trend

Unlike the rigid, uniform-like looks of years past, both structured and relaxed silhouettes are fair game this season. Start with a sharper shape on bottom, like a pencil skirt or tailored trousers. Then, layer on a looser-fitting jacket or button-front top to balance it out. The finishing touch? Minimalist accessories with sleek lines and gold-toned details that tie the outfit together.

Stock up on this trend and more spring must-haves in our Rue’s Spring Checklist Boutique, which opens Thursday, March 19, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 16, 2015

For unruly brows: Struggling to keep each and every brow hair tame? Grab a clean toothbrush and medium-hold hairspray. Spritz the brush bristles, and comb through eyebrows to groom. Let dry and voilà – your arches will keep shape all day long.

For post-workout plans: Tackle the yoga-to-happy hour transition with ease. Before exercising, wash off makeup. After, splash cold water on your face to cool down and fight redness. Then apply concealer, powder, two swipes of mascara, and a blot of lipstick.

For DIY hair ties: Sick of losing those ubiquitous black hair elastics? Make your own with cording from the craft store (bonus points for punchy hues). Cut five-inch strips and double knot the ends of each strip. Not only are these easy to spot – they also double as bracelets.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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March 16, 2015

The concept of a build-your-own-salad is one our tastebuds support. And with spring break on the horizon, we suggest applying that same logic to packing your carry-on. Choose items from each of the four categories below to avoid checked-baggage fees. That well-organized suitcase? It’s only a few steps away.

Carry-On Checklist

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March 13, 2015

Cheers to a fresh crop of color – from a subdued yellow-and-plum combo to a complete dusty-peach ensemble – courtesy of our favorite style stars.

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1. All Valentino? Yes, please. Kate Mara nailed a playfully mismatched look from the label at its Fall 2015 runway show in Paris.

2. There’s a lot to love about Camilla Belle’s look at the Moët & Chandon celebration for Roger Federer, from the colorful prints on her Preen kimono-inspired wrap dress to her strappy Brian Atwood sandals.

3. Head-to-toe peach has never looked so polished. Jessica Alba paired voluminous silhouettes from Narciso Rodriguez for an appearance at Morgan Stanley’s Executive Women’s Conference to speak about her company, Honest.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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March 13, 2015

A whole month of runway shows in four different cities is coming to a close, wrapping up the debuts of the Fall 2015 collections. And while we saw all kinds of out-there looks — lacy masks at Comme des Garçons, face-painted men in skirts at Vivienne Westwood, and chain-mail dresses at Alexander Wang — there were also totally approachable trends that surfaced show after show. Here are the top five we can’t wait to wear come fall.

Fall 2015 Fashion Recap

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March 12, 2015