Who would have thought you'd want to wear a suit out of the office? Spring's cheeky shorts suit is perfect for outdoor weddings, weekend day dates, and dinner with the girls. Just don't spill you mimosas down the front! Porter Grey Mint Blazer, $625, available at Wald Berlin in April. Porter Grey Mint Shorts, $310,
In a fitted, flat-brim style or traditional-baseball form, a cap with some fashion-forward touches can take your look from the minor to the major leagues. Cynthia Rowley Brocade Trucker Hat, $75, available at Cynthia Rowley.
Styled with Sea Torn Denim Moto, $600, available at The Webster Miami; H&M top, $7.95,read
Whether it's a splash of tiny spots or bold, graphic circles, polka dots are back this spring in a big way. Karen Walker Spotted Jumper, $280, available at Karen Walker.
Styled with Timo Weiland Black Leather Shorts, $295, available at Plenty Hood River; Pamela Love Small Reflection Pendant, starting at $180,read
Big, bushy brows create the ultimate frame for your face. Keep the look natural or dial it up for more drama.
Styled with an H&M printed dress.
Modeled by Hannah Sides at Major; Styled by Haley Loewenthal; Hair and Makeup by Bethany Brill; Set Design by Marie-Yan Morvan.read
Spring's big makeup trend? Bright, bold color on eyelids (hold the mascara, please). Whether you use royal blues or hot pinks, this is one runway idea that you can just smudge on for a high-wattage look. Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Bulldog, $18, available at Bare Escentuals.
Styled with Marissa Webb Charlie Tieread
Spring is hardly about baring it all. You're just not giving props to warmer weather if you don't swathe your body in a long, light, and lovely maxi dress at least a couple of days out of the week. Duro Olowu for jcp Green Paisley Maxi Dress, $60, available at JCPenney. Duro Olowu for jcp
Narrow Cuff, $15, available at
This season's faces were full of pink in all its glorious forms — punk, pretty, and everything in between — but matte pink lips make it easy for anyone to get in on this trend. NYX Matte Lipstick in Audrey, $6, available at Ricky’s.
Styled with Honor Cap Sleeve Layer Dress, $1,700, available at Honor.
After the fuzzy, tight crimps of the '80s, bet you never thought you'd see this trend again. Well, surprise, surprise: The new crimped hair has a modern twist, going from tighter zigzags to flowing mermaid waves to slicked-back styles.
Styled with Kaelen Top and Maniamania Fillmore West Neckpiece, $295, available atread
The ankle boot of the season has a touch of cowgirl in 'em (think a decorative stitching and a slight squared-off toe — not spurs!). We love pairing 'em with a fun patterned sock for a look that's a little bit country, and a lotta bit cute. Surface to Air Serra Cowboy V1, $420, available at Surface to Air.
Add some intrigue to your sheers with some embellishing. Ladylike studs, bejeweled accoutrements, or fun embroidery can add some whimsy to the flirty staple. Forever21 Pearlescent Embellished Blouse, $24.80, available at Forever21.
Styled with Tanya Taylor Silk Floral Smith Pants, $595, available at Louis Boston;read
No need to dig out your plastic barrettes or Rainbow Brite jim jams to bring back your childhood. Just wear a pair of chic overalls made for grown-ups with a sexy button-up shirt and heeled boots. It's a look we can't get enough of. ASOS Bib Short Dungaree, $64.43, available at ASOS.
Styled with Zimmermann Drifterread
We’ve looked it over long enough: This spring, the colorful, chic tapestry bag is having a moment. The richer the pattern, the better! Duro Olowu for jcp Wood-Handled Tapestry Flat Tote, $50, available at JCPenney. Duro Olowu for jcp Soft Cuffed Pants in Black, $35, available at JCPenney.
Modeled by Hannah Sidesread
They're ba-ack! Halter neck dresses and tops were all over the spring runways. It's good timing, too, since you want to show off all that time you've been clocking at the gym… Tanya Taylor Silk Eyelash Dot Delphine Dress, $1,695, available at Louis Boston.
Styled with Pamela Love Long Paramount Earrings, $285,read
Earrings that just go through your ear? How boring. Shock 'em with an ear cuff that takes your typical stud to the next level. Lady Grey Cage Earrings, $210, available at Lady Grey. Maria Francesca Pepe Cyrstal Stud Ear Cuff, $61.39, available at ASOS.
Styled with Won Hundred Dahlia Shirt, $172.50, available atread
Your white sneakers are getting a little gray anyways…time to upgrade them for a pair of sneaks in a punchy, happy hue! Vans Canvas Authentic, $45, available at Vans.
Styled with Lizzie Fortunato Taos Bracelet, $185, available at Shopbop; AG Jeans Stilt in 6 Years Repair, $225, available at AG Jeans; Whitread
Thought your average Wayfarers couldn't get any cooler? Find a lens with a colorful mirrored finish, and let the compliments start pouring in. Carrera 6000 in Aqua, $129, available at Solstice.
Styled with Richard Chai LOVE Sheer Overlay Blouse, $293, available at Pas De Deux, 212-475-0075.
Modeled by Nyamuochread
People on the street will be singing after you when they catch sight of your new patterned shorts. Whether as loose drawstring or structured denim, these printed shorts definitely hit all the right notes. H&M Patterned Shorts, $39.95, available at H&M.
Styled with Kaelen top; Robert Clergerie Dress Shoes, $695,read
With the sun (finally) shining, there’s no better time to whip out your gold metallics and reflect a bit of light. They’re sophisticated, eye-catching, and even more intriguing after dark. Duro Olowu for jcp Metallic Pencil Skirt, $40, available at JCPenney. Duro Olowu for jcp Confetti Triad Sweater Shell, $30,read
Minimalism made a big impact for hair at the spring '13 shows. Think: Pin-straight, center-parted mane. Couldn't be easier, couldn't be cooler.
Styled with Honor Quartz Silk Habotai Blouse.
Modeled by Olga Kubrak at Major; Styled by Haley Loewenthal; Hair and Makeup by Bethany Brill; Set Design by Marie-Yanread
Want to toughen up a plain dress? Add some edge to a T-shirt? Whether in an oversized, boxy style or a sexy cropped one, a sleek motorcycle vest can be your best friend this spring. Topshop Studded Leather Vest, $84, available at Topshop NY, 212-966-9555.
Styled with Porter Grey Ivory Embroidered Dress, $495,read
A strappy, sexy heel may make all your outfits look better, but they might not be so nice to your feet. However, we're loving all the extra support this season's ankle-strap sandal offers, while looking extra-chic to boot! ASOS Hometown Heeled Sandals, $70.16, available at ASOS.
Modeled by Olga Kubrak at Major;read
Even the simplest hairstyle looks that much better if it's all wrapped up in a cheery patterned scarf. Twist it, tie it, wrap it! If your hair's your crowning glory, doesn't it deserve an accessory to match? A Peace Treaty Vaturi Pink Scarf, $255, available at A Peace Treaty.
Styled with H&M Pineapple Tee, $17.95,read
For a dress that's got some structure while being wildly comfortable, the drop waist style is definitely our go-to. Keep the schoolgirl theme going with ankle socks and a crossbody bag. Sea Pique Jersey and Perforated Cotton Combo Dress, $414, available at Shopbop.
Styled with Whit Canteen Bag, $348, available atread
Smudged, sooty, devil-may-care smoky eyes prove that grunge is back…and it's never looked so good.
Styled with Timo Weiland Black Cotton Animal Jacquard Top, $240, available at Plenty Hood River.
Modeled by Olga Kubrak at Major; Styled by Haley Loewenthal; Hair and Makeup by Bethany Brill; Set Design byread
There’s simply no reason to hold back this season — mix up those prints as much as you want. They called it "Power Clashing" on Girls. If tastefully and artfully done, we call it "amazing." Duro Olowu for jcp Paisley Jacket, $35, available at JCPenney. Duro Olowu for jcp Plaid Shorts, $25, available at JCPenney.read
Thin is in — at least it is when it comes to this season's hair. Give your strands a new look by securing them with a skinny, long barrette. It's sleek, it's chic, and it's the fastest way to upgrade your ponytail. Rickycare Black Bungee 4 Piece, $4.99, available at Ricky’s.
Styled with Jonathan Simkai top.read
We like gems. We like metal! We like ropes fine, too. And when they're all mixed together in one beautiful statement necklace, it's really hard to resist… Jill Golden ELLIN Necklace, $230, available at Jill Golden.
Styled with Porter Grey Creamsicle Silk Tank, $295, available at Elyse Walker in April.
A backpack that's sophisticated and convenient? We wouldn't be surprised if you decided to never take this thing off (we're biased, of course — it's our own R29 x DKNY collab!). R29 for DKNY NYC Backpack, $395, available at R29 Shops.
Styled with Tanya Taylor Raffia Chambray Billie Bomber, $895, available at Louisread
It's a one-two punch with these double cuffs you need to wear – stat. Lasso of truth not required. Jill Golden Los Bracelet, $185, available at Jill Golden.
Styled with Porter Grey Citron Wrap Skirt Dress, $560, available at Shopbop in April.
Modeled by Hannah Sides at Major; Styled by Haley Loewenthal; Hairread
Don't limit those wallpaper print flowers to your dresses and blouses. Find your next spring bag in a retro, poppy print, and tell us if your mood doesn't suddenly improve! Stolen Girlfriend's Club Circle Floral Bag, $198, available at Pixie Market.
Styled with Whit Cay Tank in Mint, $178, available at Trilliumread