The 5 Trends to Retire This Spring

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Now that you've had a chance to get your spring-cleaning out of the way, it's time to shift your focus to the fun part: spring shopping. But before you do, taking stock of what's actually worth adding is a crucial step. There's no need to write out a must-have list if it's not your style, but having a little insight into what's big now can only make things easier, right?

So to help you nail all the must-have trends for spring, we decided to take a deeper look into the data with the help from Katie Smith, a senior analyst at Edited. Below, Smith breaks down what's selling and what's sitting on the shelves in five major shopping categories—from jeans to sandals. Armed with her expertise (and our on-trend shopping picks) you'll be ready to tackle the season's coolest trends, no matter what your signature look may be.

Read on to see what's in and out for spring in five major shopping categories!


OUT: Colored Denim

"92% of all jeans currently on the market are in traditional shades of blue, black, gray or white," Smith says. "Skinny jeans in nontraditional denim colors have fallen out of favor, and those that are on the market are selling slowly despite their high discounts."

IN: Embellished and Embroidered

"There's been a 480% increase in arrivals of embroidered jeans so far this year, compared to last year," Smith says.


OUT: Wedge Heels

"New arrivals of wedge-heeled sandals are down by 9% this year, compared to last," Smith says.

IN: Slides

"Meanwhile, sliders are selling out in an average of just 23 days. Bows, ruffles, and applique details are selling especially well."


OUT: Fluffy Bag Charms

"New arrivals of bag charms are down by 5% so far this year. Although the majority of styles are within the luxury and premium segments, the average price has dropped from $282 to $250," Smith says.

IN: Tiny Purses

"Miniature bag styles are selling out in an average of 22 days."

Spring Dresses

OUT: Bodycon

"61% of this year's arrivals are already reduced, by an average of 50% off. The trend has now saturated the value market—with a quarter or all bodycon styles selling in this segment—meaning it no longer has the kudos of being a luxury trend," Smith says.

IN: Ruffled Dresses

"New arrivals of ruffled and flounced dresses are up 51% so far this year," Smith says. "The average price has also grown by 12% to $90. Bold one-colored styles are performing well, as are one-shouldered or strapless shapes."


OUT: Slip-On Styles

"Almost half of this year's new arrivals are already discounted, with an average price drop of 41% off. The shape isn't selling fast either—taking an average of 123 days to sell out," Smith says.

IN: Embellished and Embroidered Pairs

"More is more! New arrivals of embroidered, embellished and bejeweled sneakers are up by 87% so far this year compared to last," Smith says. "This taps into the consumer's wish to have a customized product, albeit ready-made!"

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