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Fashion Foreword: 5 spring trends we can't wait to try out

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According to the 15-day forecast, we’re in for at least two more weeks of this mediocre, high-40s weather. Which sucks. If you're like us, you're probably sick to death of dreary, chilly days, and are eagerly awaiting spring. Well, it's not here yet.

In the meantime, you can inject a little dose of the hopeful yet rainy season into your closet. Here are a few of our favorite runway trends that will give you a simple, solid starting point to work with. 

The color: tangerine

Yes, Pantone chose light pink and blue as its Colors of the Year, but those are BOR-ING and predictable. Orange is way more fun, and it looks so fresh after months of nestling in your big black puffer coat. We don’t mean coral, which needs to take a very long vacation from everyone’s closet. We're talking about orange. Primp Boutique knows what’s up.

The fabric: suede

Suede isn’t really the best warm-weather material, but on the bright side, you don’t have to worry about the snow and salt ruining it. We like the vibe of this simple nude Bailey 44 dress, available at Len Druskin.

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The silhouette: lingerie dressing

The slip dress is the easiest piece in the entire world. You can dress it up, dress it down, sleep in it — the options are endless. Wear it ‘90s style with boots or go ‘30s era with strappy heels and curls. Let a cute lacy bra peek out, or cover up a little with a jacket. It’s foolproof. Find yours on the racks at Value Village or Unique Thrift, where you can still find relics from the ‘90s… or, you know, buy an actual slip. If you’re not feeling the slip dress, try bringing the bedroom to your closet with a fancy lace cami. The delicate beauties above from Covered are great. They’re perfect tucked into a skirt or worn with your favorite destroyed skinny jeans.

The pattern: gingham and plaid

Over-sized gingham and plaid prints are super in for spring. Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice) said so, and features lots of gingham for her eponymous line of killer dresses. We haven’t seen gingham trickling into any local stores yet, so you'll have to trust us on this one. This two-piece set from Kendall + Kylie at Nordstrom is adorable (though seemingly created for people without a ribcage?).

The embellishment: fringe

You have to buy something with fringe detail this spring. It’s just the rules according to me and Stevie Nicks.