Forget florals: These new fashion trends are actually newsworthy.

It might still be freezing outside, but now is the perfect time to start building your spring shopping list! Before all the best pieces sell out, make a list of the essential wardrobe updates—and upgrades—you’ll need to get through the season. To help you get started, here’s our curated guide to the freshest and most covetable trends of spring 2017. 

Workwear Chic

Utilitarian fabrics such as khaki and denim got a style upgrade on the runways at Marni, Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang. From date-night denim dresses to office-ready khaki shirts, here’s how to wear this serviceable trend in unexpected ways. 

Workwear Chic Examples

Hot Pink

When both Valentino and Givenchy can agree that bright pink should be sported head-to-toe, we start scouting the mall for flattering pieces in this of-the-moment hue.

Hot Pink Trends

 

Extra Baggage

Supersized bags appeared everywhere from Balenciaga to Celine this season. The key to making this statement accessory work? Don’t actually plan on carrying very much inside your XXL tote. 

Extra Baggage Trends

Smitten Kitten

Kitten heels are back! We couldn’t be more in love with Dior’s logo slingbacks…but any of these ’90s-inspired shoes are guaranteed to add panache (and unexpected polish!) to your daily look. 

Smitten Kitten (heels) Shoe Trends

Mixed Stripes

Nautical stripes are always in fashion, but for spring we’re particularly excited to rock eclectic, rainbow-hued stripes in bold, allover combinations! From delicate pinstripes at Mulberry to Proenza Schouler’s punchy colourblocks, this is a look that is designed to hypnotize. 
 

Mixed Stripes Trends

 

Authors
Truc Nguyen

Truc Nguyen is a Toronto-based freelance stylist, fashion editor, and writer. She’s worked as a style editor at Flare, Teen Vogue, Vogue Living, and StyleCaster. When she’s not covering fashion week or working on shoots, Truc is an amateur mycologist and enjoys world travels with her family.