23 Spring Trends You'll See Everywhere This Season

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Congratulations! We made it to the first official day of spring. (Ignore whatever’s happening outside.) It’s safe to say that we’re more than ready for warmer weather, shorter dresses and open-toed shoes. To help kick off the new season, we rounded up 25 of our favorite new fashion trends, from lavender and yellow pastels to polka-dot dresses. Shop our favorite looks, at every price point, below.

Your Official Guide to Spring Dress Trends

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Bold Stripes

This pattern takes the guesswork out of creating a statement look. Find yours on a colorful midi dress and pair with your favorite mules for an instant camera-ready outfit.

Get the look: Kaos ($113); Alice + Olivia ($291); DVF ($428)

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Polka Dots

Not the same print that you wore as a little girl. Understated and chic, these little white dots are popping up on dresses, jumpsuits and blouses alike.

Get the look: Free People ($83); Gabby Skye ($108); Kate Spade ($398);

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Sling-back Kitten Heels

Behold the perfect transitional shoe. A closed toe keeps out any lingering chill, while the open back lets you pretend that spring really is around the corner. Another bonus? They’re actually walkable.

Get the look: Halogen ($90); M.Gemi ($278); Tibi ($475)

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One-shoulder Dresses

Consider this the *new* off-the-shoulder silhouette. Flattering on all body types, you can find this style on frocks and tops perfect for work, weddings or Wednesday happy hour.

Get the look: Clover and Sloane ($108); Self-Portrait ($545); Saloni ($595)

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Statement Hoops

Your classic gold pair isn’t going anywhere. But it can't hurt to throw a few fun pieces into your daily mix. Extra bling, bright colors, chunky chains—there are no rules.

Get the look: BaubleBar ($36); J.Crew ($38); Lele Sadoughi ($120)

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White Booties

The trend that just won’t quit.

Get the look: Rebecca Minkoff ($165); Lewit ($325); M.Gemi ($348)

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Extra Ruffles

Ruffled shoulders and hemlines paved the way for the flirty accoutrement to cover practically every surface of our clothing—and we’re not mad about it.

Get the look: Rebecca Minkoff top ($98); Chriselle x J.O.A. dress ($124); Vivetta top ($246)

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Pvc Footwear (and Handbags)

Trust us, we’re just as surprised as you are. But this trend’s still going strong. Stick to low heels and casual sandals to make these more wearable.

Get the look: Steve Madden ($97); Vince Camuto ($100); Alexander Wang ($595)

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Call it the millennial pink effect, but pretty pale hues are majorly trending this season. From powder blue and mint green to lilac and lavender, you can’t go wrong with a pastel.

Get the look: Astr ($89); Marc Fisher ($160); Rebecca Taylor ($495)

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Contrasting Color Combinations

On the flip side, bold color combos are also huge this season. Instead of clashing, bright hues can actually complement each other when paired with equal or opposite hues on the color wheel. In this case, orange and blue are opposites, but blue and green are complementary.

Get the look: Marc Fisher ($160); Lewit ($299); Theory ($695)

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Belt Bags

The key to keeping this from crossing into tourist territory is to wear it around your actual waist (not hips), and use layers to add dimension to your look.

Get the look: George J. Love ($70); Rebecca Minkoff ($195); See by Chloé ($295)

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Midi Skirts

Let's talk about skirts for a second. Every kind—from mini to maxi, pleated to tented, metallic to houndstooth—is huge for this season. Wear them with an oversize sweater, tucked-in tee or boxy sweatshirt.

Get the look: Boden ($125); Joie ($268); G.Label ($295)

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Dad Sneakers

The chunkier, the better.

Get the look: Nike ($185); Philippe Model ($187); Alexander McQueen ($575)

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It’s not often that one solid color dominates the fashion scene, but this season it’s all about lilac. Seen from designers like Tibi and Misa and plastered all over every item of clothing and accessory possibly, it’s time to invest in a little lavender.

Get the look: Dee Elly dress ($55); Botkier handbag ($198); Tibi pants ($395)

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Modern Suiting

While full-on matching suits are trending, that can be a little intimidating. Start small with a blazer or pleated pants and work your way up to the matching set.

Get the look: Cece ($79); Halogen ($139); Theory ($475)

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Palm Prints

Consider this the 2018 answer to last year’s florals. Psst, it’s also perfect for your upcoming tropical vacation.

Get the look: Cooper St dress ($170); Milly blouse ($350); Stuart Weitzman shoes ($355)

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Honestly, we’ll get behind any comfortable shoe trend. For those who like a little extra height, these are your answer.

Get the look: Splendid ($109); L'Autre ($187); Chloé ($595)

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Woven Accessories

Straw bags first made their appearance on the scene a few years ago, but the trend is still going strong. Find it on slip-on shoes, mini bags and structured totes.

Get the look: BP earrings ($16); Kristin Cavallari shoes ($100); Clare V. bag ($175)

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Open-toe Mules

Let your toes breathe in a pair of candy-colored slides.

Get the look: Treasure & Bond ($60); Sam Edelman ($110); Loeffler Randall ($195)

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Side-striped Pants

All credit goes to track pants for kicking off this trend, but now you can find subtle stripes on everything from trousers to jeans.

Get the look: BlankNYC ($98); 7 For All Mankind ($219); Fenty Puma by Rihanna ($133)

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Fresh Florals

Florals for spring? Not exactly groundbreaking. However, this season’s versions are vintage-inspired and abstract. Aka, you might find something that works in your Grandma's closet.

Get the look: City Chic ($99); Tibi blouse ($297); Maje bomber ($570)

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Daytime Sparkles

Some people are labeling this as “summertime sparkles,” but why not kick it off now? Whether you go with a subtle sheen or full-on sequined, the shimmering trend is playful and chic.

Get the look: Treasure & Bond ($41); Madewell dress ($60); Alice + Olivia skirt ($660)

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Nope, this isn’t a #TBT to your high school days. Trust us: Delicate ankle bracelets are going to be huge come warmer, ankle-showing weather.

Get the look: Bauble Bar ($36); Nadri ($50); Argento Vivo ($58)

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