In case you didn’t know, we’re sick of winter. Mother Nature toyed with us last week with weather that made us want to ditch our down coats and boots for lightweight jackets and flats, but she was just a tease. Yet even though Punxwatawney Phil predicted more winter, we’re already set for spring, and we know you are too. Here are five trends you should start thinking about, stat:
A cliched but true spring trend, pastels instantly remind us of a new season where we can add a dash of sorbet-like shades into drab winter neutrals.
Gap Clutch, $39.95; The Limited Pointe Skater Dress, $69.95; Shop Sosie Flow Motion Dress in Neon Coral, $43
2. Bold Graphic Prints
Unlike the sweet florals of spring, a graphic print lends a fresh spin to other basics you already own. Peter Pilotto’s collection for Target hits the spot.
Skirt, $34.99, Dress, $69.99, Target.com.
3. Carrie Bradshaw’s (er, Sarah Jessica Parker’s) shoe collection
It might be a little out of our price range, but if we can’t have the Manolos Carrie made famous on SATC, these will definitely fit the bill. Each pair makes its own statement and has a grosgrain-ribbon detail on the back. The line is available starting Feb. 28 at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com.
The “Carrie” shoe, photo via Glamour.com
4. Skinny Pleats
These are not the kind you’ll find on school uniforms–rather the skinny pleats bring a breezy vibe, possibly signaling warm weather ahead.
Ann Taylor Petite Kick Pleat Skirt, $98; Lulu’s Pleats on Earth Dress, $49
5. Athletic Detail
Big on the runways this past fall, sporty tops and sneakers (think stripes and mesh details) are in for spring. If this isn’t a better motivation for you to get to the gym, I don’t know what is.
Asos River Island Sporty Color Block Dress, $56.46; BB Dakota “Fara” Top, $65; Two by Vince Camuto Terry Mix Sweater, $44.99