Spring's Springiest Trends That You Can Wear NOW

It's difficult to fully wrap our heads around spring when we're still in the thick of winter. But, walk into nearly any store and you'll notice a fundamental shift in merchandise — from chunky knits, puffer jackets, and scarves to things that are decidedly not, well, warm. The aforementioned items have been relegated to sales racks at the very back of the store. It may not make practical sense to the average shopper, but fashion seasons operate one step ahead. And, regardless of how impractical spring stock may seem right now, you still want to buy those delicate poplin blouses, printed sandals, and floral car coats all the same. Well, so do we — which is why we went ahead and winterized our favorite spring trends so that you can wear 'em now. (Im)patience is a virtue, right? 

The Denim Culotte
Weird denim silhouettes (or, really, any denim not in the form of skinny jeans) are having their moment. Whether it's Christopher Kane's neon-appliquéd boyfriend jeans or H&M's more affordable culottes, the classic material is going funky this spring. For right now, pair yours with a faux-fur jacket, poplin button-down, and heeled mules (don't be afraid to add socks!) for a look that reads springy, even if we're not quite there yet.   
The Ugly Sandal
Say what you will about the ugly-sandal trend: It's going to be big again for spring. Here, we teamed Stella McCartney's printed flatforms with thick, ribbed socks. Combined with a bright turtleneck sweater and midi-length pencil skirt, the finished outfit has weekend brunch written all over it. 
The Wallpaper-Floral Coat
You're probably thinking, Florals for spring, how groundbreaking. Nevertheless, the motif is a popular one for good reason — flowers make people happy. Paul Smith's refreshing, technicolor iteration is one we'd eagerly drape over our shoulders. An oversized tunic layered over black trousers and silver flats will polish you up for the office or drinks afterward. 
The Military-Inspired Jumper
Army-inspired clothing is seemingly everywhere right now; whether in subtle details like uniform belts, or in dresses like this style from Topshop. The side cutouts will look cool come warmer temperatures, but, for the time being, we're layering a turtleneck and tights underneath for maximum coverage. 
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The '70s Fringe Jacket
Popular again on the fall '15 runways at New York Fashion Week, '70s silhouettes surface throughout the spring '15 collections as well — mid-thigh frocks, wide-leg pants, and fringe abound. In this vein, we styled a fringe jacket with a mod-printed miniskirt and sleeveless sweater-vest for a downright groovy vibe. 


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