While the weather would suggest spring isn’t coming soon, it’s right around the corner! That means it’s time to get our wardrobes ready. Below are some of the season’s hottest trends. Remember, the key to trends is to pick a few you like and incorporate them into your current wardrobe. If you love prints, add a new printed top, skirt or pant to your closet and wear it with pieces you already own. If you’re a fan of black & white, mix a black & white skirt with your favorite colorful top. Incorporate trends in a way that are modern and reflect your individual style.

Black & White

We were first introduced to this trend in the fall and it doesn’t look like it is leaving us this spring season. Black & white is a great trend because these are colors you already have in your wardrobe. In order to shy away from the uniform look (black pants and white blouse), have some fun by wearing various patterns (stripes, floral, polka dot, ruffles) and apparel options (skirts, blazers, tops).

Marc Jacobs, Anthony Vaccarello, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel

Leather is another trend that was very popular during the fall season.  While leather never goes out of style, different styles of leather are becoming more popular.  Leather (and faux leather) skinny pants, skirts and dresses along with trench coats with leather sleeves are still on trend.  Leather is a great way to add a little edge to your look.

Actress Jeanna Dewan-Tatum, Emmanuelle Alt in leather pants, H&M


When is a print during the spring season not a trend? You can expect to see floral, stripes, polka dots, chevron and more! If you want to have fun wearing prints this season, step out in a pair of printed pants or jeans (H&M has great printed pants right now for less than $40)!  A little apprehensive about wearing this trend to work? No worries; pair a bold printed pant with a solid top to be modern and on trend in the workplace.

Paul & Joe, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Ralph Lauren

Amplify your sex appeal with cutout details! An easy way to do so it by wearing a cutout dress. This is a great way to show some skin without being raunchy.

Cushnie et Ochs, Cushnie et Ochs,Jason Wu, Hervé Léger by Max Azria


When I think of pastels, for some reason I think of Easter.  But it looks like pastels will be around for longer than a holiday.  This is one trend that you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe because it’s offered in a variety of options including blazers, jeans, cardigans and dresses. Want to effortlessly incorporate two trends into one look? Wear a pastel blazer or cardigan over your favorite printed top or dress.

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Lace never goes out of style.  What’s great about lace is that it can be worn with a variety of other trends. A lace peplum top would look great with printed pants. Or you could wear a lace skirt with a leather jacket. The options are endless! Have fun this season with lace by wearing it in different colors (btw Kerry Washington wore the Oscar de la Renta dress below to the NAACP Image Awards).

Roberto Cavalli, Jason Wu, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta

White Pumps

When it comes to white shoes, I’m indifferent. I was never really a fan but after seeing celebrities wear them so effortlessly, the right white pair of pumps may work! Like black pumps, they can be worn with any color.  I don’t know, I might want to give this one a try. What do you think?

Solange Knowles, LaLa Anthony, Rihanna

Gladiator Sandals

 A few years ago gladiator sandals were the must have shoes of the spring/summer season and it looks like they’re making a comeback!  The most popular styles are ones that lace to the ankle or go all the way up the thigh.  The thigh high sandals were everywhere during the spring 2013 designer presentations. If you plan on indulging in a pair of shoes like the ones below, pair them with short dresses and skirts which will allow the heels to play center stage.

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What do you think of this season’s trends? What trends are you excited about wearing? What are some other trends not listed above you plan on wearing this season? cleardot Spring 2013 Trend Report
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