The Fashion Girl's Guide To Spring's Biggest Trends

You've been sitting patiently on the sidelines, just waiting for the spring collections you've been eyeing for the last few months to finally hit shelves. Well, it's officially time to pounce. With winter merch moving into full-on clearance territory, spring finds are filling up racks at full speed. While you may already have a checklist of your need-now bags, shoes, and ready-to-wear, there may be a few choice items you overlooked. To help pinpoint the trends missing from your lineup, we narrowed down seven of the strongest runway moments of the season, along with the specific goods you need to make each look your own this spring. Your closet is about to get a whole lot of happy. 

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Jean Scene
Sorry, skinnies: Denim is getting weird this season thanks to wide-legged, cropped trousers, embellished jeans, and non-traditional jackets and skirts.

Seen here: Gucci
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Pair these denim culottes with a chunky sock and ankle booties right now.
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Your (actually stylish) prairie home companion.
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Your traditional denim jacket has nothing on this kimono-esque style.
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Look-At-Me Jewels
Forget subtle studs and simple necklaces, this spring is all about the statement styles. Seriously. Go for the largest, glitziest styles possible.

Seen here: Marni
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What an earful.
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This will glam up any top you're wearing.
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Mixed metals means these will go with everything.
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If there's one cool-girl accoutrement you should be investing in right now, it's Intel and Opening Ceremony's totally teched-out MICA bracelet. Among the lapis, gold, pearls, obsidian, and tiger's eye, there's a miniature touchscreen that connects you to your important texts, calendar, and so much more. The future is here, y'all.
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In The Trenches
Military style doesn’t ever really go away, but army-inspired separates feel stronger than ever for SS15, whether in subtle details like uniform belts or full-on, head-to-toe combat gear.

Seen here: Marc Jacobs
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Layer this under your coat now, and wear it on its own in a few months.
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They're so comfy, you'll want to live in them.
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If you want a subtle take on the trend, go for a military-esque sweater with shoulder lapels.
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That '70s Show
Designers took a more sophisticated approach to the carefree decade with tailored separates, crisp bell-bottoms, and updated leisure suits.

Seen here: Coach
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Don your platforms and run to the disco.
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Meet me behind the bleachers and let's chat Happy Days.
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C'mon, you know you've got a little flare in you.
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Grecian Goddess
If there's one shoe silhouette to invest in this season, it's the gladiator sandal. And, remember, the higher they reach on your leg, the better.

Seen here: Valentino
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This is THE shoe of the moment.
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You'll get over the tan lines.
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Wrap it up with a bow.
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Fringed Benefits
The swingy trend resurged last year, but is swaying harder into spring and summer adding exaggerated movement to dresses, coats, tops, and everything in between.

Seen here: Proenza Schouler
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Your grandma's favorite afghan has never been chicer than right this very minute.
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Fringe on the bottom of shorts feels very unexpected.
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Sometimes, just a dash of fringe is all you need.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
The Nü Woman
Designers are redefining minimalism — highlighting the woman first and the clothes second.

Seen here: Wes Gordon
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Side ruffles give this basic silhouette a little something extra.
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Clean lines and subtle pleating (not to mention a pretty hue) make these trousers particularly noteworthy.
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Keep your look minimal, but still eye-catching with contrasting trim.

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