As we get ready to kick spring into full gear, it's time to start purging our winter wardrobes. Before you start packing pieces away, here are some looks you should keep on wearing, as well as a few you might want to retire.
Keep: Peter Pan Collars
This playful accent hasn't lost its appeal. For spring, look for extra details like a floral print, eyelet fabric or lace inserts. We are loving how this scalloped leather collar adds instant charm and sweet appeal to a regular jersey tee.
From feminine dresses to pleated skirts, leather is still a knockout come spring. To give it a warmer vibe, look for softer hues that aren't as edgy or as bold as fall favorites black and oxblood. The sky blue hue and A-line structure lend a flirtatious appeal to this fun and springy mini.
Going strong for almost a year, patterned denim still manages to look fresh and forward. For a spring feel, look for prints with a lighter look or traditional blues with a faded print like these cropped skinny jeans that have a bohemian flair thanks to their cool bandana print.
Already a staple in almost every female's closet, fashion's most flattering device is still up and running come spring. For a more modern take, look for a peplum with sporty details. Not only is this colorblocked design chic and fashion-forward, it's super affordable.
Fluorescents remain big for spring. Edgy accents like spikes and leather detailing give this electric trend an of-the-moment feel. Add a playful vibe to a classic ensemble with this beaded neon necklace that has just the right amount of flash.
Spring is big on polished looks and classic styles so now might be the best time to put away those pre-destroyed knits. Instead, opt for a bright and colorful version like this short-sleeved athletic-inspired knit that pairs easily with both casual and business-like separates.
Heavy is not a look you want to have to deal with come spring. Instead look for breezier materials in bright colors. High slits give this peach-colored version a subtle sexy appeal that you can dress up or down.
While fall was the season of the oxblood, spring is all about lighter and brighter hues including violets, fuchsias, and bright pinks. Give your party attire an instant upgrade in this borderline-shocking-pink short frock.
If you're feeling fatigued from army overload, now is probably a good time to drop the camouflage act. For spring, keep warm by choosing a more classic jacket like this faded blue denim one that you can dress up or down, depending on your fashionable destination.
While this lavish trend, especially in dark tones and gilded accents, ruled both the runway and the fashion scene during the fall, its heavy opulent nature looks overdone for spring. Instead, opt for the frothier version by donning luxe fabrics in confectionery shades, like this peach and ivory striped lace jacquard dress.
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