Spring 2015 Trend Report

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With spring fast approaching, it’s time to start planning what the necessary additions to your closet will be. Rather than walking into your local shopping mecca blindly and grabbing everything you see—bright colors can be distracting—take some time with our comprehensive trend guide and hone your eye before you buy. As always, there is something for everyone. From ’70s-inspired goodness to simply chic staples, here are the must-buys of the upcoming season.

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Etro, Givenchy, Alberta Ferretti

The '70s are a huge trend for Spring 2015, including everything from Studio 54-worthy jumpsuits to pussybow blouses. However, we're most excited about the resurgence of hippie chic—channel the laid-back, artsy vibes of Laurel Canyon with a paisley print, embroidered vest or crochet dress.

Paisley Print Dress

$490

Thakoon

Maxime Embroidered Fringe Gilet

$2,673

Isabel Marant

Rosie Metallic Crochet Dress

$418

Melissa Odabash

Stella McCartney, Erdem, Celine

Florals for spring isn't exactly groundbreaking, but this season the ante is upped via vivid hues and abstract mash-ups.

Floral-Print Crepe Gown

$2,270

Thakoon

Water Lily Floral Dress

$425

J.Crew

Frilled Floral Midi Skirt

$457

Isolda

Marni, Creatures Of The Wind, 3.1 Phillip Lim

This season, the fastest way to update your look (and achieve an instantly flattering silhouette) is to cinch your waist with an Obi belt. The wide-fabric belts appeared on everything from sleeveless blouses and jackets to dresses.

Belted Utility Jacket

$110

Topshop

Striped Cotton and Silk Blend Shirt Dress

$530

Richard Nicoll

Belted Cashmere Wrap Jacket

$2,995

Donna Karan

Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Altuzarra

It's time to rethink the print most commonly associated with The Wizard of Oz and tablecloths: Gingham is back. Replace the polka dots in your wardrobe with gingham prints of any size.

Organza Tweed Gingham Dress

$580

MSGM

Gingham Printed Cotton Pants

$191

Self Portrait

Gingham Shorts

$275

Easton Pearson Take Away

Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte

Must-have military staples get an update care of oversize pockets and boxy cuts in a range of neutral hues.

Cotton-Drill Dress

$460

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Contrast-Trimmed Silk Chiffon Bomber

$1,490

Reed Krakoff

Cotton Macintosh

$1,195

Red Valentino

Balenciaga, Dior, Prabal Gurung

Stock up on palette-cleansing creams and whites in fuss-free silhouettes.

Long Sleeved Shift Dress

$1,790

Wes Gordon

Edmund Crepe Vest

$345

Elizabeth and James

Addition Cotton Poplin Dress

$490

Thakoon

Chloe, Burberry Prorsum, Saint Laurent

A buttery-suede piece will serve you well this season. Try an unconventional hue or a patchwork style.

Peccary Jacket

$150

Mango

Suede Shift Dress

$1,850

Victoria Beckham

Brown Suede City Shorts

$160

River Island

Lanvin, Chanel, Bottega Veneta

Relaxed tailoring feels fresh and modern. Mix and match for evening, or opt for a slouchy pin-striped style for the office.

Pinstriped Silk Crepe Pants

$325

Tibi

Striped Silk Blazer

$475

Tibi

Wide Leg Pant

$137

P.A.R.O.S.H.

Collarless Blazer

$750

Alexander Wang

Navy Pants

$188

French Connection

Navy Blazer

$288

French Connection