One of the numerous benefits of living in New York City when it comes to fashion is the commuter lifestyle. Rather than hopping in a car and driving to your destination of choice, you're forced to walk or take the subway from point A to point B. Why is this a benefit, you ask? Aside from getting in your daily steps, it also happens to prove useful for trend spotting. Every day, without fail, I see an individual (or many) that inspires me. Whether it's the way they've styled a specific piece, a fresh color combination, or even a new brand they're wearing. (Full disclosure: I've stopped many people on the street to ask what they've got on. No shame!) Suffice it to say, the city is rife with trend inspiration. Thus, I've got a fairly strong grasp on what is poised to be a style success this spring.
Broken into seven easy-to-digest trends, the below pieces are a mix of cool classics and adventurous items, all of which are worth giving a shot in your own wardrobe. From the hat that makes every outfit a teeny bit more hip to the animal print that's not cheetah or zebra, scroll down to refresh your look for the new season.
This downtown-inspired hat was spotted all over fashion week street style. Accessorize with the statement piece for an instant lift.
Whether it's a bejeweled barrette or a pearl-encrusted pin, a bold hair clip of sorts should be in your spring rotation.
Another huge trend spotted during fashion month was piling neutrals on in droves. For spring, consider layering a lightweight trench over a blouse and slacks or midi dress for a one-two punch.
Call them kitten heels; call them mules; call them whatever you please! Low-heel strappy sandals are here to stay this season.
If you're over the woven basket bag trend, then consider the PVC purses that are taking over as of late. Bonus: You can more easily find your keys.
Perfectly coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, this psychedelic print is a fun pattern to mix and match your wardrobe staples with.
Infuse your next outfit with a touch of the exotic by way of a python-print piece, like a camisole or pair of look-at-me pants.
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