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April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring on a slew of new trends to try as we shed our heavy puffer coats for lightweight jackets. Not sure which styles to try first? Let these fashionable ladies be your guide with 30 outfits to keep you inspired all month long.

RELATED: 23 Spring Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Season

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Upgrade Your Trench Coat

Classic tan will always be in style, but right now we’re seeing a lot more rich fabrics, bright colors and fun details.

Get the look: Ted Baker coat ($345); The Upside pants ($129); New Balance sneakers ($75)

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Lighten Up Your Footwear

You might not be ready for open-toe mules and sandals just yet, but bright booties like Caroline Juen’s white pair will feel more spring-like than your worn-out black version. 

Get the look: LOFT sweater ($44); Everlane pants ($58); Charles & Kieth bag ($69); Mango boots ($130)

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Double Up on Decades

Take the color trends and silhouettes of the '80s (love you, pussy bows) and add in accessory and beauty trends from the '90s (tiny-frame sunglasses! middle parts!) and bam: fashion magic.

Get the look: Le Specs x Adam Selman sunglasses ($119); Diane von Furstenberg top ($298); Wolf & Badger pants ($114); Halogen shoes ($90)

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Pair an Uber-Girly Dress with Sleek Layers

Dip a toe into the season of sweet ruffled dresses by pairing them with your cozy turtlenecks and tall suede boots.

Get the look: Getting Back to Square One top ($118); Keepsake dress ($245); Express bag ($40); UGG boots ($250)

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Pile On the Layers

Another technique: Start with a T-shirt (for a warm base) and wide-leg pants (for a little drama). Add on the sundress you wish it were warm enough to wear alone, and then finish with a jacket that hits just below the dress hem. Shoes: Let's just say those can be dependent on the weather.

Get the look: Nasty Gal jacket ($60); American Giant T-shirt ($37); Boohoo dress ($32); Rachel Comey jeans ($345); Kate Spade New York bag ($328); M.Gemi heels ($278)

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Give Velvet One Last Run

Wear your favorite winter staple one last time before you stow it away with spring cleaning.

Get the look: Johnny Was kimono ($278); Feel the Piece T-shirt ($110); Parker Smith jeans ($198); Sofft boots ($130)

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Tie a Scarf Over Your Head

No umbrella? No problem. Simply keep a square scarf in your bag for emergencies and tie it around your head to protect that blowout.

Get the look: Kate Spade New York scarf ($78); Madewell sweatshirt ($80); Express skirt ($60); MICHAEL Michael Kors heels ($99)

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Embrace Spring Plaids

The beloved print of the ’70s is holding on this year, but the modern way to wear it is by steering clear of true vintage browns and oranges and opting for pretty pastel hues instead.

Get the look: ASOS White blazer ($158); Gap T-shirt ($20); Victoria Beckham pants ($695); Vagabond boots ($158)

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Toughen Up Your Suiting

Or if you prefer your suits in solids, give them an extra edge with a graphic tee and pair of kicks.

Get the look: Banana Republic blazer ($198) and pants ($98); Lucky Brand T-shirt ($40); Vans sneakers ($60)

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Switch Up Your Handbag

One of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to freshen your spring look? By swapping in a brand-new bag, of course. Netting, wood or straw are perfect for adding a little of that warm-weather vibe. 

Get the look: BP jacket ($42); James Coviello top ($118); Parker Smith jeans ($188); DimiDay bag ($8); Marc Fisher LTD heels ($160)

RELATED: 26 Bags (Under $100!) That Are Perfect for Spring

mint green and red make for a pretty pair
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Wear an Unexpected Color Combo

Who knew that mint and red could work so well together?

Get the look: Everlane top ($98); Warehouse skirt ($70); H&M boots ($70)

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Go All In With Lavender

The pretty pastel hue is about to be everywhere (even in beauty and cookware) so why not sport it from head to toe? A structured suit will keep the sweet color from looking too precious.

Get the look: Banana Republic blazer ($198) and pants ($98); H&M bag ($28); Qupid shoes ($28)

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Or Mix and Match Pastels

If you’re not really into the monochrome look, remember that cool combo from earlier? Try mixing in a dusty rose, cool mint or robin’s-egg blue to break things up.

Get the look: Marks & Spencer coat ($121); M.i.H. jumpsuit ($310); Furla bag ($374); ALDO shoes ($70)

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Sneak in as Many Jumpsuits as You Can

A one-and-done outfit is kind of the dream, right? So take the ease of a dress but the warmth of pants...and try to wear it as much as possible.

Get the look: Yumi Kim jumpsuit ($218); Masai coat ($297); Charles by Charles David heels ($44)

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Get Sporty with Your Outerwear

Embrace the sportswear of the ’90s with a cool windbreaker or anorak.

Get the look: REI jacket ($249); Wrangler T-shirt ($32); Whistles skirt ($119); M.Gemi heels ($278)

RELATED: 5 Jackets Everyone Will Be Wearing This Spring

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Fake a New Jacket

And as the temps start to rise, swap your outerwear for the coolest styling trick we've seen in a long time. Take a maxi wrap dress, leave it open and drape it over wide-leg pants for a dramatic cardigan-like situation.

Get the look: Forever 21 dress ($27); Catherines top ($20); ASOS Curve pants ($40); Rebecca Minkoff clutch ($95); ASOS heels ($35)

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Get on Board With Patent Leather

High-shine and vinyl are trending, especially for unexpected items (i.e., skirts and pants in place of heels or handbags). Tame down the fabric’s natural edge by pairing it with denim or cotton pieces.

Get the look: Lucky Brand jacket ($119); Eileen Fisher top ($200); ASOS skirt ($56); Alice + Olivia heels ($295)

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Sport a Knit with Sheer Panels

A sweater with sheer detailing is the perfect way to keep warm while still embracing the change of seasons.

Get the look: ALO sweater ($78); Diane von Furstenberg pants ($281); Kendall + Kylie bag ($95); Teva sandals ($50)

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Go for Vertical Stripes

Even better if they’re bright reds, purples and oranges instead of classic black and white.

Get the look: Ali & Jay dress ($118); Kayu clutch ($74); Dolce Vita shoes ($130)

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Consider Adding Another Print on Top

If you like the one stripe, then just think how much fun you’ll have with them running all up and down your legs? Pair with a plaid blazer for a totally modern look.

Get the look: Majorelle blazer ($168); LA Made T-shirt ($26); Flynn Skye pants ($154); Charles & Keith bag ($79); Stuart Weitzman boots ($359)

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Try Side-Stripe Pants

The secret to mile-long legs? A bold, solid stripe right down the side of your trousers.

Get the look: Torrid jacket ($160); Eloquii top ($75); City Chic pants ($69); Estee & Lilly bag ($30); Journee boots ($80)

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Get Fancy With a Satin Blazer

Take a note from Lillian Babaian and opt for satin instead of sequins to add a hint of shine without getting too heavy.

Get the look: Moss Copenhagen blazer ($111); J.Crew top ($98); AG jeans ($168); 1.State heels ($90)

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Reinvent Your Midi Skirt Looks

Sure, you could wear this preppy classic with a cardigan and sensible kitten heels. Or you could wear a cropped sweater, slouchy boots and a printed jacket like the 2018 style maven you are.

Get the look: True Religion coat ($269); New Look sweater ($30); Stradivarius skirt ($42); Nine West boots ($71)

RELATED: 27 Spring Midi Skirts to Wear to Work, the Beach or Even a Wedding

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Upgrade Your Statement Earrings

Tassels are still a stop trend, but oversize geometric shapes, especially those with hints of color, are quickly rising in the ranks.

Get the look: Isabel Marant earrings ($195); Karen Kane dress ($108); Brahmin bag ($345)

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Make a Subtle Match

A perfectly paired set of floral shoes and dress is a bit much, but sneakers with a red stripe the exact same shade as the petals on your frock is just the right touch of matchy-matchy.

Get the look: Privacy Please dress ($228); Adidas sneakers ($80)

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Add a Neon Pop

Outside of an ’80s-fitness-theme party, there are very few times when wearing neon is considered totally normal. Well, fierce spring accessories are here to break that rule.

Get the look: Ray-Ban sunglasses ($168); Alberta Ferretti sweater ($495); Elise M. belt ($60); Leith skirt ($49); GiGi New York bag ($195)

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Brighten Up Your Weekend Uniform

We, too, are partial to the black yoga pants and gray sweatshirt weekend combo, but doesn’t this pink and green ensemble look so much more fun? (And just as comfy, too.)

Get the look: Adidas T-shirt ($40); Saturday/Sunday pants ($68); New Balance sneakers ($70)

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Repurpose Your Beach Bag

Get more use out of that straw tote, like Coterie member Babba Canales, by wearing it all weekend long, regardless of whether or not you even go near sand.

Get the look: Rhode Resort dress ($365); Kayu bag ($90); Dolce Vita sandals ($130)

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Try the Hottest Print of 2018

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer them on a dress, blouse, pants or jumpsuit, polka dots are about to be everywhere this spring.

Get the look: Realisation Par dress ($225); B-Low the Belt bet ($148); Sam Edelman heels ($84)

RELATED: 8 Early-Spring Trends That’ll Put a Warm-Weather Pep in Your Step

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Break Out Your Summer Maxi Dresses

The time has finally come to start wearing all your favorite warm-weather frocks without a single pair of tights in sight. (Although you might want to stick to just the long-sleeve or maxi-length versions for now.)

Get the look: Yumi Kim dress ($178); Street Level bag ($52); Calvin Klein heels ($70)

RELATED: What’ll Look Best on You? These Are the Best Spring Trends for Every Body Type

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