How to Shop Spring’s Biggest Trends Right Now

How to Shop Spring’s Biggest Trends Right Now
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We’ve already laid out the 12 Spring 2016 trends we’re most excited about—ruffles, ’70s-inspired suede, pleats among them—and now we’ve gone ahead and pulled our favorite pieces hitting shelves at every price point.

Here, your guide to incorporating the best—and most wearable—spring trends into your wardrobe right now.

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The historically childlike detail has gotten a high-fashion makeover for spring, with designers such as Michael Kors, Rosie Assoulin, McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, and more showing pieces with exaggerated ruffles, voluminous frills, and structured flounce. (From left: Alexander McQueen; Michael Kors; Delpozo)

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Dark Navy Pleated Ruffled Babydoll Dress, $122; at Pixie Market 

Ruffle and Tumble Maxi Skirt, $68; at Nasty Ga

Topshop Unique Hortensia Silk Blouse, $300; at Net-a-Porter

Blouse with Ruffles, $49.99; at H&M

Tularosa ruffle top, $119; at Loéil

GOEN.J Ruffle Cutout Dress, $645; at Shopbop

Pleated Skirts

One of spring’s most wearable trends, soft pleated skirts that just graze the calf or ankle can be paired with everything from tucked-in blouses and heels to a leather jacket and sneakers. (From left: Céline; Emilio Pucci; Gucci)

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Avelon Blossom Pleated Skirt, $360; at Farfetch

H&M Pleated Skirt, $59.99; at H&M

A.T. Corner Accordion Pleat Skirt, $168; at W Concept

Topshop Satin Pleated Midi Skirt, $80; at Topshop

Raoul Foil Pleated Skirt, $154; at My Habit 

The Cold Shoulder

Designers including Erdem, Preen, Proenza Schouler, and Creatures of the Wind showcased tops and dresses that exposed models’ shoulders while also featuring straps, a slightly elevated tweak on retail’s current ubiquitous off-the-shoulder silhouette. (From left: Creatures of the Wind; Proenza Schouler; Jason Wu)

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Tibi Bella Floral Cut Out Shoulder Dress, $875; at Tibi

Sandro Ristretto Cutout Stretch Poplin Dress, $149; at The Outnet

Rebecca Minkoff Judith Dress, $278; at Rebecca Minkoff 

Zara Long Printed Dress, $99.90; at Zara

Steve J & Yoni P Cut-Out Shoulder Sweatshirt, $276; at Farfetch

Suno Cutout Printed Washed-Silk Dress, $285.50; at The Outnet

Lingerie Dressing

Designers decided spring would be all about the boudoir: Silky nightie-dress hybrids, satin robes, and PJ-style suits—a step beyond the standard slip dress—ruled the runways. If stepping out in what looks like something a virginal bride might wear on her wedding night isn’t the most realistic for you, try pairing a lace-trimmed cami with high-waist jeans and a leather moto jacket. (From left: Givenchy; Céline; Alexander Wang)

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Zara Floral Cami Dress, $49.90; at Zara

Kimono in Silk and Lace, $119; at H&M

Mango Lace Trim Top, $46; at Mango

Equipment Prue Washed-Silk Mini Dress, $260; at Net-a-Porter

The Kooples Lace Cami, $190; at Shopbop

Satin Culottes, $24.90; at Forever 21

Low-Slung Pants

Few pieces look quite as cool as that slouchy pair of pants slung low on the hips, and that’s the exact vibe designers such as Chloé, Isabel Marant, and Tibi nailed this season. (From left: Isabel Marant; Michael Kors; Tibi)

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Workwear WW Baggy Pant, $159; at W Concept 

OBEY Military Jetset Pant, $66; at OBEY

ADPT Striped Seersucker Pants, $77; at ASOS

Kenzo Elastic Waist Paints, $255; at Stylebop

Eileen Fisher Silk Pleat Front Slouchy Pants, $190; at Nordstrom

Cropped Trousers with Front Pleat, $69.90; at Zara

Bralettes over Blouses 

Last year, it was all about the slip dress over a shirt, but for spring, designers seemed to have gone smaller, layering tiny bralettes and bustiers over blouses. (From left: Alberta Ferretti; Dries Van Noten; Balenciaga)


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FRS Airplane Print Crop Top, $34; at Front Row Shop

H&M Patterned Bustier, $24.99; at H&M

Alexander Wang Runway Bike Chain Bra Top, $375; at Alexander Wang

Boohoo Studded Bralet, $62; at ASOS

Fayewoo Lace Bustier, $168; at W Concept

White Cami Plunge Crop Top, $19.95; at Love Culture 

Nautical Vibes

Even if you can’t board a yacht or lounge sur la plage in the South of France, you’ll look as if you can, thanks to designers such as Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren. (From left: Armani; MaxMara; Ralph Lauren)


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Chance Signature Boatneck, $68; at Chance

STEVE J & YONI P Denim Pants, $336; at Net-a-Porter

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer, $198; at J.Crew

Halogen Starboard Sandwashed Silk Scarf, $68; at Nordstrom

Oasis Nautical Stripe Knit, $65; at Oasis

Black Crane Linen Square Top, $110; at La Garconne

’70s Suede

Suede is sticking around for spring, but instead of long coats and flared pants, labels such as Rebecca Minkoff, Coach, and Jonathan Saunders used it on seasonal silhouettes like shorts, miniskirts, and plunging dresses.(From left: Balmain; Rebecca Minkoff; Coach)

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Cherokee Dress, $119; at Style Mafia

Suede Jumper, $152; at ASOS

Misguided Faux Suede Mini, $37; at Misguided

Ecote Suede Trench Coat, $169.99; at Urban Outfitters 

Frame Denim Le Flare De Francoise Suede Pants, $367; at Neiman Marcus

ThePerfext Mimi Fringe Skirt, $227; at Forward by Elise Walker

Bali or Bust 

For spring, designers were clearly inspired by the ultimate beach bum. If we can’t actually quit our corporate gigs to bartend in Bali or make jewelry in Maui, we’ll at least look like we did this season, thanks to the amount of  batik, tie-dye, Baha pullovers, bucket hats, and loose linen coming down the pike. (From left: Altuzarra, BCBG, Raquel Allegra)


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Jens Pirate Booty Maxi Tea Dress in Tie Dye, $284; at ASOS

Raquel Allegra Cotton-Blend Jersey Tank, $175; at Net-a-Porter

We the Free Canyon Wash Tunic, $49; at Free People

Spiral Bears Tee, $18; at Dolls Kill

Diesel Tie Dye Sweater, $138; at Farfetch

Zara Tie Dye Asymmetric Top, $39.90; at Zara

Lucy Love Ibiza Romper, $61; at Lulu's

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