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Know your Trends
Fashion Month is a feast for the eyes, but it can leave one feeling uncomfortably stuffed by the end. Identifying trends makes this easier — we can narrow it down to one kind of dress, a specific color, prints — but what do you do with that information?
Shoe Shopping 101
Sun's out, toes out! It's spring, which means it's warm outside and you can throw your snow boots in the closet in favor of outfit-making shoes. Standout styles this season include block-heel slides, Western-inspired ankle boots, and luxe flatforms.
Bags You Need
If the spring 2016 runways taught us anything, it's that you shouldn't have to choose between beauty and practicality when it comes to your everyday bag. Bucket bags are here to stay; structured bags with statement handles take the place of boring totes; and all-white everything is the ultimate in understated elegance.
Invest in Jewelry
Have you been thinking about spring's statement jewelry since September? It's finally here in all of its shoppable glory. Have fun with shoulder-grazing earrings, '90s-inspired chokers, and bedazzled headpieces fit for a modern-day punk princess — because you can wear all of the above with jeans, or a gown.
We've scoured the spring collections and found the only dresses you'll ever need: three very different styles that wrap, slip, and show just the right amount of skin.
Prized Possession: Bombers
The bomber jacket has become the beloved outerwear piece of today's leading street style stars. It's classic, yet rugged, and surprisingly versatile when worn with frayed denim or over a luxe slip dress.
Pair This With That
You can call them classic wardrobe colors, but they're just one step away from wardrobe crutches. Black, white, denim — you know the lineup. But if you're ready for something fresh, here are five easy color combos that take one hue you definitely own and pair it with one you don't to spice things up.
Names to Know
Our list of designers and independent labels that have either just launched, are hitting their stride, or just deserve some general horn-blowing.
Gritty attitude lends a tomboy twist to flirty dresses this season. Pretty garden prints, strategically stacked ruffles, and delicate lace details pair well with textured stockings and rugged combat boots for an unexpected spring look. Take a look at our moody fashion editorial for a glimpse of what's to come.
Where to Shop Right Now
Now that you've considered all of the trends, colors, and key items to pick up this spring, it's time to get to shopping. Here are ten of our editors' favorite places to shop right now, including the fast-fashion shops getting it right this season and the best independent boutiques to find super special pieces no one else will have.
Lead Image: Atea Oceanie wrap dress, $495; Erickson Beamon earrings (long), $430; Laruicci earrings (short), $138; Arme de L'Amour bracelet, $435; Joomi Lim spike cuff, $170; Joomi Lim cuff with pearls, $320.
Creative Director: Rajni Jacques | Project Editor: Tiffany Yannetta | Editor: Britt Aboutaleb | Market Editors: Rajni Jacques, Nicola Fumo, Nia Porter | Writers: Nicola Fumo, Nia Porter, Britt Aboutaleb, Rajni Jacques | Designers: Brittany Holloway-Brown, Kelsey Scherer | Stylists: Rajni Jacques, Robyn Victoria, Carrie Weidner | Photographers: Shanita Sims, Rafael Rios, Ben Beagent | Product Photographer: Alex Ulreich | Copy Editor: Heather Schwedel | Fashion Assistant: Kiara Bass | Special Thanks: Katie O’Dowd