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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Balenciaga, Dior, Prabal Gurung
Stock up on palette-cleansing creams and whites in fuss-free silhouettes.
Chloe, Burberry Prorsum, Saint Laurent
A buttery-suede piece will serve you well this season. Try an unconventional hue or a patchwork style.
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.