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Fashion Trends: Spring 2016

Ladies! It's time to do some spring-cleaning to make room for some of this year's most fashionable essentials. So fold up your sweaters and put away your coats. It's time to fill your closet with looks for the most stylish season yet!

Put your own, personal touch on what's happening on the runway. From pleats and ruffles, to playful cuts, dainty laces, sequins and stripes, you, too, can rock the latest crazes with just a few statement pieces. Play a little and mix and match some of your classic pieces with a thing or two of this year's of-the-moment fashion.

OFF-THE-SHOULDER

It's all about the shoulders! Seen all over the streets and runways, fashionistas are embracing the vintage vibe of off-the-shoulder silhouettes. Flash just the right amount of skin for a playful, sexy femininity, without being too obvious. Whether it's a top or dress, shoulder cutouts and off-the-shoulder designs make for an effortless and versatile look for any occasion, day or night.

DAYTIME LINGERIE

Lingerie by day is the "it" trend for spring. From lacey slip dresses to camisoles to open-back tops, layering innerwear with outerwear and exposing our undergarments is in. There's a whole lot of skin showing. Pair your sheer silhouette dress with chunky heels, flats or sandals. Contrast the daintiness by adding a vintage T-shirt underneath or throwing on a cardigan to make your look a little more wearable during the day.

PLEATS

Pleats on pleats on pleats! Designers have enhanced what used to be a preppy, girlie girl look by adding some structure to sculptured pleats. Add a feminine touch to your wardrobe this season with a pleated dress or skirt. Pair a graphic t-shirt with some sneakers or sandals for a casual day look, or dress it up with a clutch and some heels for a night out on the town.

DENIM

A wardrobe staple, denim is a girl's best friend. For form-flattering shape, comfort and the effortlessness we emanate while wearing it, there's no way to go wrong with denim. Year after year, denim is continuously being reinvented and revived. This year, denim is making a statement! From denim on denim, the jumper, the mini-skirt, patchwork denim and all sorts of different cut jeans, you are sure to work one of these denim trends into your daily style. For a dose of fashion inspiration, check out Harper Bazaar's "The 12 Coolest Trends in Denim Now."

BUCKET BAGS

No outfit is complete without a fabulous handbag. Spring's go-to carryall adds style and practicality to your daily wear. The "bucket bag" is structured and fashionable, without being over-the-top trendy and obnoxious in size. For a relaxed, casual vibe, go for a bright, beaded version. If you aim for subtlety, try a solid-color leather. With a plethora of different sizes, colors and materials, add the popular bag to your uniform without breaking the bank.

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