Spring Fashion Trends 2014: 6 Dos And Don'ts To Try This Season!

Spring Fashion Tips
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It's the first day of spring which means you can (in principle) bust out your seasonal clothes and start looking to invest in some trendy pieces. The fashion weeks have passed, and there are many trends that are wearable and can easily translate from the runway to the sidewalks. If you're looking to see the top trends this spring (and the top no-no's) then look no further. 

Fashion Dos:

1. Pastels: The runways of Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung boasted pastel shades so start looking for pastel clothing. Since this is really a color palette trend, you can invest in pastel accessories, shoes, dresses, pants or blouses. If there is a particular cut or silhouette that is flattering, then look for your favorite pastel shade. 

2. Wide Leg Trousers: Give your skinny jeans a rest (don't toss them out just yet!) and invest in a pair of wide leg trousers seen on the BCBG Max Azria and Trina Turk runways. The pants, which are both chic and comfortable, a perfect for the spring. If you have a petite frame, then opt for a high-waisted pair, which will create the illusion of more height, and a pant with less flare. 

3. Bomber Jackets: This trend recycles, so it makes a worthy investment. Seen on the Marc Jacobs and Milly runway, the bomber jacket is a perfect way to add some trendiness into your wardrobe without having to go super formal. Depending on the type of jacket you get, you can pair it with a dress or a pair of shorts. 

4. Tea Length Skirts: What is a tea length skirt? Well, you've heard of mini (short), maxi (long), and midi (knee length). Tea length skirts are longer than a midi skirt, but not long enough to be a maxi. Seen on the Alice + Olivia and Proenza Schouler runways, this look exposes your feet, so be sure to accessorize it with a nice pair of shoes. 

Fashion Don'ts:

1. High-Low: The high-low trend came crashing into the fashion world in 2012, but it has long overstayed its welcome. You'll still find plenty of high-low skirts and dresses on the market, but the trend is done with. Say goodbye to the high-low look and be sure not to invest in any more of it.

2. Logos: Brands pasting their logos all over an item is nothing new -- it's free publicity. And after being super covetable, the news broke that pasting a brand's logo all over is no longer cool (although, we maintain it never was, and hopefully, never will be). That said, many fashion experts are hinting that logos are making a comeback. Call us prejudiced, but we refuse to get on the logo-sporting bandwagon. 

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