I'm an NYC Fashion Writer, and This Is What Everyone Will Be Wearing This Spring

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.

Bucket Hats

This downtown-inspired hat was spotted all over fashion week street style. Accessorize with the statement piece for an instant lift.


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Hair Clips

Whether it's a bejeweled barrette or a pearl-encrusted pin, a bold hair clip of sorts should be in your spring rotation.


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All Neutrals

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.


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Low Heels

Call them kitten heels; call them mules; call them whatever you please! Low-heel strappy sandals are here to stay this season.


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PVC Bags

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.


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Perfectly coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, this psychedelic print is a fun pattern to mix and match your wardrobe staples with.


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Snake Print

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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Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)