When it comes to S/S 14 trends, good things come to those who don’t wait. Indulging in the new season’s must-try looks now allows you to hit the refresh button on your winter wardrobe. And though we don’t recommend breaking out your shorts and sandals quite yet, these four looks, modeled by actress Sami Gayle—star of comedic vamp romp Vampire Academy, out Friday—will help you stylishly toe the waters.
Sometimes it’s the most unlikely pairings—in this case, a contrasting color palette of sugary pastel blue and rich tangerine—that create the most harmonious result.
A warm weather-ready lace blouse and sky blue pants stay in the now with the addition of a velvet crop top.
Marni Crop Top ($950, 323.782.1101); Burberry Prorsum English Lace Fitted Shirt ($995) in White; O’2nd Stove Pipe Riding Pants ($250, firstname.lastname@example.org) in Blue; Diane von Furstenberg Beauty Pointed Toe Slingback Heels ($325) in Black.
Next-level denim in the form of a menswear-inspired coat lends your favorite party dress the ultimate cool factor.
Isabel Marant Fara Coat ($620, 323.651.1493); Marc by Marc Jacobs Viola Sequin Printed Jersey Dress ($398) in Liberty Blue Multi; Aurélie Bidermann Indian Pink Do Brasil Necklace ($711) in Pink; Aldo Ina Heels (similar style here).
A long-sleeve white button-down makes a spring-y gingham print and orange lip work on a colder day.
This embellished crop top calls for a playful touch, so pair it with a hot-hued full skirt for your next night out with the girls.
Tibi Cluster Beading Top ($345) in Ivory
You have your trusty jeans, but what about a denim coat? Between Isabel Marant’s irresistible style and this Acne Studios version, this outerwear option is shaping up to be a must-try trend.
Acne Studios Denim Belted-Sleeve Jules Coat ($610) in Indigo Blue
A laser-cut pencil skirt is dually romantic and sexy.
Daily Look Venise Lace Pencil Skirt ($55) in Mint
Strappy metallic sandals like these are too good to put on hold, so style them now with a pair of socks.
Marni Crisscross-Strap Slingback Sandals ($765) in Silver
A mint sweater is the sartorial equivalent of a palette-cleansing sorbet: a welcome change and completely refreshing.
Topshop Mint Bobble Jumper ($150)
A retro cat-eye shape feels entirely modern thanks to a cut-off design.
Forever 21 Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($6)
A hot pink motorcycle jacket is anything but innocent. Consider it a grown up way to wear the season’s most in-demand color.
J Brand Aiah Leather Jacket ($1195) in Hibiscus
Drop earrings in a bright color palette can add a dose of next-season flair to your winter ensembles.
Pixie Market Soiree Crystal Earrings ($12) in Pink Crystal
The checkerboard print is here to stay, and makes a striking statement on fitted denim.
Paige Denim Verduga Skinny Jeans ($189) in Diamond Checkerboard
Wear this lightweight shift with a chunky knit sweater now, then go sleeveless and add strappy sandals when the weather heats up.
Tory Burch Leona Sleeveless Dress ($595) in New Ivory