Spring Wardrobe Swaps To Make Right Now

There are trends we're so fond of, it's difficult to let them go — we'll be hanging on to our cropped flares for dear life if they ever go "out of style." See, even we occasionally need a friendly little nudge or word of encouragement to take the leap from a style we know and love and swap it for something a bit fresher (that's part of why our closets are legitimately overflowing into our bedrooms).

But with spring in full swing and summer arriving in just a few short weeks, it's high time to make good on that old adage, "Out with the old and in with the new," and we're using the pieces ahead as our guide. From lightening up our outerwear to trying a different shoe or bag, a few quick wardrobe swaps will have us (and hopefully you, too) feeling like a whole new woman — and who knows, maybe we can even score a little extra cash by selling those worn-and-loved pieces. Click on to join us in officially taking our wardrobes into the new season.
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Out with... Moto jackets
In with... The modern trench

Your leather moto has done you well, but guess what? Trench coats aren't simply the stuffy staple your mom wears anymore. They're the ultimate transitional outerwear refresh your closet needs. This blush one will go with everything you've bought so far for the season.

VEDA Quentin Coat Terra Cotta, $425, available at VEDA.

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Out with... Frayed denim shorts
In with... Retro jorts

For a while, you were about all-frayed-everything. This year, try something more polished with a throwback vibe.

H&M Denim shorts, $29.99, available at H&M.
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Out with... Crossbodies
In with... Woven totes

Channel your inner Jane Birkin with a basket tote that holds everything you need for unexpected spring picnics and rooftop drinks. (Plus, aside from looking chic, it's practical for your laptop, commuter shoes, and more.)

Zara Basket Tote, $59.90, available at Zara.
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Out with... Boyfriend button-ups
In with... Off-the-shoulder blouses

You've been living in oversized cotton button-ups and jeans on the weekends, but take it up a notch this season with an off-the-shoulder version that brings one of the biggest runway trends we've seen at Fashion Month to life in a totally wearable way.

Loeil Aritz Off Shoulder Top, $52, available at Loeil.
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Out with... Wristlet clutches
In with... Micro box bags

While wrist-strap wallets help us keep track of our precious belongings during weekend marathons of brunching and bar-hopping, it's time to bring something more sophisticated into our accessory rotation. Enter the boxy vanity bag. This vintage-tinged shape by MCM comes with a removable crossbody strap, so you can roam hands-free or opt to carry it. Plus, it's the perfect size to moonlight as a cosmetic travel case for all of your miniature beauty essentials.
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Out with... Denim minis
In with... Metallic minis

The denim miniskirt threatened to make a comeback, but we'd much rather rock a metallic mini that can turn any tee into a high-impact outfit that feels modern instead of early-aughts.

Isabel Marant Jeanne Metallic Coated Cotton-Blend Mini Skirt, $500, available at Isabel Marant.
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Out with... Graphic tees
In with... Graphic polos

The polo shirt is back in a big way, and you can keep it feeling fresh and modern with graphics and colorblocking.

Stella McCartney Checked Sheer-Knit Polo Shirt, $477, available at MATCHESFASHION.COM.
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Out with... Cigarette trousers
In with... Elevated track pants

Swap your skinny cigarette trousers for an elevated take on the track pant, like this flowy, super-soft, wide-legged variation.

Topshop Wide Leg Striped Trousers By Boutique, $140, available at Topshop.
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Out with... Jumpsuits
In with... Two-pieces

The new two-piece set is retro and versatile, and it shows off your midriff in a way that feels fresh — plus, jumpsuits are so overdone these days.

Staud The Finn Top, $95, available at Staud. Staud The Oscar Culotte, $155, available at Staud.
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Out with... Chokers
In with... Mismatched statement earrings

Admit it: Ever since Coachella, you've been feeling that choker overkill is real. Change up your accessories game with mismatched, artful dangling earrings. Heck, even just wear one if you want to.

Mounser Lunar Asymmetric Earrings in Gold / Web Exclusive, $120, available at Mounser.
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Out with... Itty-bitty bikinis
In With... Versatile crop tops

Why keep your bathing suits restricted to the beach? With an edgy swim crop top, you get a staple you can wear on and off vacation.

& Other Stories Eyelet Bikini Tank Top, $45, available at & Other Stories.
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Out with... Culottes & capris
In with.. The new Bermuda shorts

We rode the culotte train for months and months, but it's time to crop 'em into a new take on the Bermuda short — the perfect length for pairing with blouses and sandals for spring and summer.

COS Speckled Denim Trouser Skirt, $99, available at COS.
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Out with... Gladiator sandals
In with... Minimalist slides

Gladiator sandals were never really practical anyway. (Major tan lines and difficulties getting them on and off? No, thanks.) This spring, invest in a minimalist slide that goes with everything and spares you the discomfort of gladiators.

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Single Strap Suede Slip-On Sandals, $375, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Out with... Cotton tanks
In with... Crochet stunners

Leave your spaghetti straps and halters behind in exchange for a crochet top that makes any tank-and-jeans outfit feel like a super-stylish ensemble.

Rachel Comey Crochet Cropped Tank, $332, available at Donna Ida.
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Out with... Flares
In with... Statement crop jeans

Flares had a solid moment in the spotlight, but it's time to get funky with your denim. Try a wide-legged cropped length and some standout details, like an oversized cuff and D-ring belt.

Pixie Market Belted Cuff Jeans, $108, available at Pixie Market.
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Out with... White sneakers
In with... Ballet flats

Okay, we're not saying to ditch your white sneaks for good. But give those Stan Smiths a rest in exchange for a comfy ballet flat that's still casual-cool.

Miu Miu Lace-Up Satin Ballet Flats, $525, available at Net-A-Porter.

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