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Five of Spring’s Hottest Trends

Spring is (almost) here, which means it’s time to shed the bulky layers and step into sunnier styles. This season’s trends will feature warm-weather staples such as floral prints and flirty silhouettes along with bold twists such as sporty, chic bra tops and intense shades of tangerine. To prepare you for the warmer days ahead, we’ve rounded up spring’s hottest, most fashion-forward trends that are sure to make a splash. 
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Peplums
Bralettes
Tangerines and Bold Prints
Collette Shorts, Blazer, Tank
Crop Tops

Collette Shorts, Blazer, Tank

The tailoring and sophistication of traditional suit jackets unite with the breeziness and sexiness of shorts to create a work-appropriate look that’s perfect for balmy spring days in the office. Pair a fitted suit jacket in a lightweight fabric like linen or poplin with a button-down shirt, printed top, or cami, loose-fitting shorts, and a great pair of pumps. (Collete Shorts, $49, "piperlime.gap.com":http://piprl.me/wIZCBo; Colette Blazer, $79, "piperlime.gap.com":http://piprl.me/xM5mE0; Tank, $57, "piperlime.gap.com":http://piprl.me/y2AcU5)

Bralettes

For those of you who have been waiting to debut your abs all winter (really?), bra tops offer a fashionable way to flaunt your six-pack. With thick straps, cut outs, and elastic bands, these tiny tops give off a sporty yet chic vibe and are commonly paired with flowy jackets, full skirts, or are worn over dresses. They are bold and sexy in a non-vulgar way and make the perfect saucy addition to breezy springtime outfits.

(_Textured Foil Crop Bra, $38, Freepeople.com)

Tangerines and Bold Prints

While feminine floral prints will always have a place in spring fashion, there are a few original colors and prints that are sure to make a statement this season. Tangerine is the “it” color and it wonderfully captures the energy of spring. Since it’s a very bold color, pair your tangerine item with neutrals so it’s not battling other strong colors for the spotlight. For a less saturated shade, incorporate pastels such as baby blue, mint green, and soft pink into your outfits for a modest alternative to wearing color. As for patterns, zigzags appear to be the new stripes this season and are perfect for adding a bit of contemporary appeal. Finally, lace is spring’s foolproof pattern that is ideal for achieving an innocent-meets-sexy look that could go from daytime BBQ to happy hour.

(_Diamond Crochet Tunic, $148, Freepeople.com Miles of Lace Dress, $128, Freepeople.com Floral Blouson Top, $15.80, Forever21.com Lipsy Zigzag Skater Dress with Belt, $80.57, Asos.com FP ONE Poison Pintuck Slip; $88, Freepeople.com)

Collette Shorts, Blazer, Tank

The tailoring and sophistication of traditional suit jackets unite with the breeziness and sexiness of shorts to create a work-appropriate look that’s perfect for balmy spring days in the office. Pair a fitted suit jacket in a lightweight fabric like linen or poplin with a button-down shirt, printed top, or cami, loose-fitting shorts, and a great pair of pumps. (Collete Shorts, $49, "piperlime.gap.com":http://piprl.me/wIZCBo; Colette Blazer, $79, "piperlime.gap.com":http://piprl.me/xM5mE0; Tank, $57, "piperlime.gap.com":http://piprl.me/y2AcU5)

Crop Tops

If you’re in the market for a flirtatious style but not quite ready to don a bralette, crop tops are a wardrobe must-have for showing a little skin this spring. For a casual look, these belly-revealing tops look fabulous when paired with jean shorts or relaxed jeans. To achieve a more sophisticated facade, try coupling with a flowing high-waist skirt or slick pencil skirt to reveal just a flash of upper abs.

(_Beach Party Crop Top, $38, Freepeople.com)

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