8 Challenging Spring Trends Worth Trying

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    Remember putting on a pair of skinny jeans after a decade of bootleg? Or how about colorblocking for the first time? Though these trends might seem like no-brainers now, it took a bit of guts back then to try 'em— and these eight spring '13 trends will require you to muster that same chutzpah once again.

    Though you may have sworn you would never wear certain items, we're asking you to lay down your prejudices for this slideshow and come at it with an open mind. With the right styling, the appropriate pieces, and an infectious confidence, you could be the first among your friends to wear a detachable peplum, a cropped palazzo, or — yes, gulp — even a Birkenstock-style sandal. Click through, if you dare!

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