The sun is shining, Easter candy is in stores, and patios are calling. Spring is here, folks, so it's time to revise and revolutionize your closet.
There are myriad fashion trends playing out this season, so start looking for a few new pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe. These are some of the most prominent spring fashion trends.
Vibrant tropical prints are a great way to segue from the bleak winter to bright spring. You don't have to sport your husband's faded Hawaiian button-down to rock this trend. Tropical prints are finding their way onto everything from pants and shorts to blouses and dresses. Complete your exotic look with colorful sandals, bright sunglasses and a floppy hat.
This Michael Kors frock is a great way to go tropical.
Winter was all about those impossibly heavy, slightly absurd statement necklaces. This spring, the must-have accessories are bold, eye-catching earrings. Invest in several pairs of colorful geometric dazzlers to perk up a simple jeans-and-T combo, or use them to add polish to your date-night dresses.
For a good pair of statement earrings, look no further than Kendra Scott.
Peekaboo, I see you
One risqué trend making its way into wardrobes is the chic but sexy peekaboo outfit. Midriff-baring tops, fringe T-shirts, sheer fabrics and high slits have made appearances in fashion weeks across the globe. Thankfully, there are options for every level of modesty.
Francesca's Collections has just the affordable peekaboo for you, such as this chiffon dress.
Bermuda shorts and short suits
In years past, Daisy Duke cut-offs have plagued women's fashion. Seriously, who enjoys having her buns hang out the back of her pants? Praise the fashion gods for slouchy, frame-friendly Bermuda shorts and short suits, which are both making a valiant comeback this spring. Fashion designers are embracing knee-length shorts with an array of colors, textures and fabrics.
If you're looking for a simple pair of Bermudas, try these bright white cotton shorts from St. John Collection.
Shades of emerald, mint and lilac
You might look like an Easter egg wearing these colors. So when you tire of these shades, lucky for you, black and white is also trending this season.
Need an idea on how to wear mint? Try skinny jeans from Bloomingdales.com.
If your style is borderline absurd, you're in luck: Ridiculous eyewear is in style. Put away those classic Ray-Bans and aviators and invest in something a little more unconventional.
For $22, you can get these "cool cat" glasses from Nordstrom.
Ruffles, ruffles and more ruffles
In years past, ruffles have been the horror of toddlers and bridesmaids, but this year's ruffles are toned down and extremely chic. Start with a few pieces with just a flurry of ruffles. If you're feeling bold, step it up.
This white Alexander McQueen ruffle blouse might be pricey at $875, but it's oh-so breathtaking!
This season's runways were adorned with awe-worthy, vibrant lace dresses, shirts, overlays and embellishments. Though lace most recently reemerged this past winter, it's maintained its fashion stronghold into spring. To wear this feminine look, try a bright lace dress or skirt. If you're not ready to dive headfirst into this trend, then stick with a simple lace tee under a light leather jacket or cardigan.
Combine splashy pink with subtle cream in this $45 Dorothy Perkins bustier dress.
Black and white
Similar to lace, black and white started working its way back into mainstream fashion this past winter. This old-school trend is easy to piece together on the fly and useful for both days at the office and nights at the bar. Don't be afraid to play with different textures, fits and shapes.
This affordable black and white frock on Piperlime.com will transition from day to night.
Some fashion trends get recycled every few years, and that seems to be the case with wide stripes. These all-American, bold stripes are easy to wear for most any occasion, and more than likely, you probably have a few striped pieces already hanging in your closet. If wide stripes aren't your thing, thin stripes are also in this season.
When it comes to stripes, nothing tops Ralph Lauren, like this nautical striped dress.