Your A-To-Z Spring Shopping Guide

You’ve eyed those spring trends for months, but now that the weather is on the up and up, it’s time to act. (That is, unless you’re totally fine sweltering in the chunky sweater and shearling boots you’ve worn since November.) We get it: Selecting which warm(er)-weather finds you’re going to spring for this season is a process. That’s why we created the ultimate A-to-Z guide — to ensure your wardrobe is set and ready to go. From the coolest denim pieces to the sandals you’ll soon spot on every It Girl, it’s all coming at you, ahead. Even shopping can be as easy as A, B, C.

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A — Abstract Florals
This spring, flower prints don't mean minuscule buds on sad, prairie-ready dresses. Today's florals are louder, larger, and very much in charge.
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B — Baby Blue
If you’re going the pastel route this spring, go baby blue or go home. Try it in unexpected ways, like a T-shirt overlay.
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C — A Crop Above The Rest
Who needs trenches? This spring’s jacket silhouette mimics the crop tops you wore last year. While we love a good neutral, hot pink simply sweetens the deal.
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D — Dot, Dot, Dot...
Look at the Marc by Marc Jacobs or Kenzo collections for inspiration.
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E — Exaggerated Silhouettes
The best clothes aren’t those that stay snug to your body (try and get your hugs from real people instead), but rather those that keep their own, exaggerated shape — like oversized trousers.
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F — Fringed Benefits
The detail of the moment? Fringe, fringe, and more fringe — whether that’s tacked onto a jacket, flowing off a skirt, or in the form of an extra detail on a beautiful pair of heels.
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G — Girly Gingham
Dorothy’s signature pattern is adorning everything from dresses to gowns to jackets — ruby slippers not included.
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H — Hippie Chic
'Tis the season for the ‘70s-esque flower child. Embrace the carefree lifestyle with a flowy blouse.
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I — Itsy-Bitsy Heels
Sky-high sticks will always be in style, but this season, it’s okay to come a little bit down to earth with a kitten heel, too.
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J — Judo Accents
Designers like Tibi and Creatures of the Wind draw inspiration from Japanese designs, using Judo-esque belts and trim to tie together separates.
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K — Kooky Clutch
Turn to Anya Hindmarch's or Charlotte Olympia’s collections, and you’ll find nothing but fun, tongue-in-cheek bags.
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L — Look At Me Earrings
Forget studs, this spring is all about the biggest, most statement-making earrings.
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M — Mini-Me Bags
Bag shapes continue to get the Honey I Shrunk The Kids treatment. Give a tiny purse a test drive when you go out this weekend.
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N — Nü Woman
Our favorite designers are redefining minimalism, highlighting the woman first and the clothes — updated classic silhouettes — second.
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O — Open Season
Give your toes a break with an offbeat heel like these Acne stunners.
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P — Plastic Protector
You’ll be able to handle any rain Mother Nature throws at you if you waterproof your life with one of spring’s plastic shields.
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Q — Queen-Like Lace
Intricate lace gets a modern spin, reimagined in unexpected ways — like in this sporty top.
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R — Romantic Evening Wear
Welcome to the softer side. Everything feels like a summer of love when you're wearing a billowing dress in ultra-femme hues.
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S – Sweet Suede
Traditionally thought of as a fall fabric, lightweight suede in muted tones proves to be the perfect transition material between winter and spring.
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T — Tourist Sandals
The “ugly shoe” isn’t going anywhere; it's just getting higher — and a little more high-concept.
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U — Utilitarian Topper
Military style doesn’t go away, and army-like separates feel stronger than ever for spring 2015.
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V — Voluminous Flares
If there’s one trend to adopt this spring, it must, must, must be the ‘70s vibe. Dress in a head-to-toe disco uniform (platforms, glitter, and a ‘fro), or get just your feet wet with simple, flared jeans.
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W — Wacky Shades
Why go for traditional aviators when you can hide from the world in colorblocked, anything-but-ordinary sunnies?
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X — X-treme Denim
Bye, bye skinnies. Jeans are getting shorter, wider, and weirder — and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Y — Young Rebel
This woman is sharp, unafraid, and ready to rumble in tough silhouettes with metal accents.
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Z — Zeus Shoes
The one shoe to invest in right now? Gladiator sandals. From Valentino to Chloé to Balmain to Stella McCartney, they’re essentially everywhere.
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