This season, opposites attract. Refine your romantic edge by using 'hard' and 'soft' pieces.
The overall concept: your flirtiest dress paired with your toughest leather jacket. The result? An updated look to both pieces. Whether you're feeling romantic or a little bit edgy, this look is for you.
Your inspiration: Marc Jacobs. For the Gatsby girl at heart: pretty, 1920s-inspired sundresses in small prints and chiffon fabrics.
How to wear it: A floral dress is inherently sweet, but it doesn't have to be saccharine. This season, deconstructed fabric edges and slashed hems give a more individual look, and daintier prints are grown-up feminine.
Try adding a cardigan
Your inspiration: Louis Vuitton.
Colors and fabrics usually associated with the fall (gold, velvet) make surprising spring cameos.
How to wear it: Designers intended for these shimmery fabrics to be worn by day, but I recommend saving this super-glam look for after dark. Wear with jewel tones and metallics (no black — it looks too hard-edged).
Fur is back and Normaler than ever. And if real fur isn't for you, there are many fake fur options available.
The look: think Hitchcock heroine with a twist: a short fur jacket (cinched at the waist of course) with a slim pencil skirt and sleek accessories.
Feeling glamorous and adventurous? Furs come in every color - indigo, fuchsia, purple - get inspired. Or for just a touch of glamour, choose a hat and gloves, or go with a jacket with a fur collar.
Your inspiration: Chanel.
Try textured pieces (like bouclé) in feminine shades: professional and ladylike but not at all uptight.
How to wear it: The new tweeds are lightweight (so more body-friendly). The trick to the look here is proportion: Keep your dress shorter or the same length as your coat and both bouclé pieces should be sleek, not boxy.
Your inspiration: Gucci.
Calling all jocks — or not. The new weekend wear is sporty, sophisticated and still comfy.
How to wear it: Give your velour jumpsuit a breather. The new casual look is all about contrasting styles — track pants with a structured jacket and (adios, sneakers) heels.
Tip: Stick to nonvarsity colors.
Your inspiration: Calvin Klein.
This season, spruce up your weekend casual look. No more sweatpants-this new look will give you a polished appearance no matter what your weekend plans.
Pair casual pants with a button down shirt or sweater - it's easy, comfortable and looks good.
Your inspiration: Lanvin. If you can wear it, chances are it comes in one of spring's bold hues. Dresses, shoes, bags they've all been color-dipped.
How to wear it: Color shy? A pair of shoes in a bright shade will wake up your entire wardrobe. But try on a slinky satin dress in a color this vivid and you'll be a convert for life. Wear with bright or neutral accessories.
Your inspiration: Prada. Reminiscent of the 1950s, but this modern take on the small top and full skirt is more sophisticated.
How to wear it: Pair a just-below-the-knee circle skirt with a fitted tank or blouse. Add nonfussy accessories like a sleek tote and classic pumps and voila!
How to wear it: Yes, you can pull off printed pants — just make sure they're slim-cut. Pair with a simple white tee (we like a boatneck) and gold accessories for just a bit of that P.B. flash.