50 CHIC TIPS FOR SPRING

8.5.11

#1: Lace Trench
Fend off a downpour in a feminine update on the classic rain gear.

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2011


#2: Tribal Print Maxidress
For evenings, opt for a floor-sweeping gown in a bold ethnic print.

Derek Lam Spring 2011.


#3: 3-D Florals
Add interest to a flowered shift with a crinkly texture that pops.

Michael Kors Spring 2011.


#4: The New Cover-Up
A loose-weave sweater with a meshlike texture will keep off the chill on those in-between days.

Alexander Wang sweater.


#5: Bright Bangles
Don't hesitate to pile on the colorful bracelets. The more, the merrier.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011.


#6: Mad Men Frames
Get smart in early '60s-inspired sunglasses.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2011.


#7: Extra-Large Straw Bag
Supersize your straw beach tote for urban wear.

Bottega Veneta Spring 2011.


#8: Gray Manicure
A tough slate shade on nails adds an edgy touch to spring's ladylike looks.

Chanel Spring 2011.


#9: Hint of Leopard
Spice up a sweet dress with animal print wedges.

Stylist Anya Ziourova at Paris Fashion Week.


#10: Retro Gingham
Trade your winter plaids for cute checks. They're a seasonally appropriate choice — not to mention fun!

D&G Spring 2011.


#11: Knee-Length Vest
Layer a long vest over trousers for a tailored look.

Stella McCartney Spring 2011.


#12: Far-From-Precious Pink
The hue isn't overly girly when it comes in a loose, sporty jersey dress. Tan accessories help tone down the shade.

Michael Kors Spring 2011.


#13: Surf Details
Neon, zippers and neoprene give basics a sportif touch.

Marni coat.


#14: The Flatform
Comfortable and chic with a bit of height, this is the de rigeur shoe of the season.

Pedro Garcia sandals.


#15: Center Parts
The simple style looks fresh again, as long as hair has plenty of volume. 

Thakoon Spring 2011.


#16: Bag Within a Bag
Double up with a kitschy oversized tote that has a bonus clutch attached.

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011.


#17: Friendship Bracelets
Relive your summer camp days with a grown-up take on the classic.

Proenza Schouler rope bracelet.


#18: Yellow and Khaki
Invest in a sunny top to wear with neutral basics.

Stylist Elisa Nalin at Paris Fashion Week.


#19: Mini Florals
A ditsy flowered print isn't too overpowering. Accessorize with a cross-body bag.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011.


#20: Dynasty-Style Jewelry
Channel Krystle and Alexis in oversized gold pieces.

Kenneth Jay Lane earrings.


#21: Colorful Eyeshadow
Dare to try out a lush purple shade on your lids. 

Etro Spring 2011.


#22: Ruffles With Pleats
When they're kept subtle, these feminine flourishes meld well together. Make sure to accentuate the waist with a thin belt. 

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2011.


#23: Tasseled Belt
Throw one on to set off a pair of bright pants.

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2011.


#24: Dressed-Up Rugby
Try out an haute variant on the tried-and-true stipe. 

Isabel Marant Spring 2011.



#25: Shibori Is the New Ombré
The Japanese dyeing technique makes a splash on a simple shift. 

Proenza Schouler Spring 2011.



#26: Skins With Shine
Sexy snakeskin doesn't just look great on accessories. Try a jacket or dress with a high shine quotient.

Thakoon Spring 2011.




#27: Wide-Brimmed Hat
Top things off with an urban take on the beach staple. Bonus: plenty of sun protection.

Marc Jacobs Spring 2011.




#28: Sleeveless Trench
Lop off the sleeves for a safari-inspired look that doubles as a dress.

Derek Lam Spring 2011.



#29: Covered-Up Sandals
Stay city-appropriate, while still showing off your pedicure, in a peep-toe heel with wraparound straps.

Nicholas Kirkwood shoe.



#30: Statement Sunnies
Stand out with wild frames in a winged shape. 

Prada Spring 2011.




#31: Bucket Hat
Add instant cheer with a canary yellow bucket hat. 

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011.



#32: Denim on Denim
Take a stab at head-to-toe denim with a boatneck top and relaxed gauchos.

Stella McCartney Spring 2011.



#33: Cropped Pants and Pointy Pumps
Ease into this new proportion with trousers and heels in a coordinating shade.

DKNY Spring 2011.




#34: Crocheted Dress
The trend was all over the runways, and it looks particularly romantic on an innocent white dress.

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011.




#35: Oversized Clutch
Finish off an outfit with an outsized envelope style. (We saw them everywhere on the street at Fashion Week.)

Valentina at Paris Fashion Week.




#36: White Sandals
White shoes with criss-cross ties make for a lower-key version of the gladiator sandal. 

Alexander Wang Spring 2011.




#37: Neon Lips
Muster the courage to wear bold pink lipstick. (A long-wearing version stands up to the occasional straw.)

Jil Sander Spring 2011.



#38: Chop It All Off
A choppy bob shows off strong cheekbones to their full advantage. 

Arizona Muse at Stella McCartney Spring 2011.



#39: Lightened-Up Tweeds
In lighter weights and colors, the fall staple holds up well for spring.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2011.




#40: Sheer for Day
Go all out with a translucent maxidress. 

Elena Perminova at Paris Fashion Week.




#41: Metallic Liner
Stun with shiny, metallic-tinged eyes. 

Anna Sui Spring 2011.




#42: Updated Boat Shoe
Kick the typical preppy look to the curb with a wood-heeled, dressy iteration of the country club fallback.

Tommy Hilfiger shoe.




#43: Denim Suits
Give your Canadian tuxedo a dressed-up update with denim skirt and pant suits.

Derek Lam Spring 2011.




#44: Midi Skirt
A slight flare keeps mid-calf hemlines from appearing schoolmarmy.

Tory Burch Spring 2011.




#45: Top It Off With a Baja
The relaxed shirt doesn't evoke Spicoli when worked in a luxe fabric.

Tory Burch Spring 2011.




#46: Not-So-Perfect Pony
Keep locks loose and knotted at the nape.

Freja Beha Erichsen at Celine Spring 2011.




#47: The Mid-Heel
A medium-intensity height is right for the season.

Chloé platforms.





#48: Shiny Hair
Slicked-back looks are flattering to every face shape.

Max Mara Spring 2011.





#49: Retro Denim Skirt
The staple has been hibernating for the past few seasons, but it looks fresh again in an unadorned wash.

Stella McCartney Spring 2011.




#50: Classics Major
When in doubt, aim for classics all the way: a khaki trench, navy babydoll dress and camel doctor bag. 

Alexa Chung at Fashion Week.


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