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Spring Affair

Spring Affair

Spring is oh-so near. After the initial "want-it-all" phase, it's time to decide what's worth the splurge and what you can live without. We narrowed down this season's trends, grouping together the most stylish Spring essentials. So trade in your favorite hoodie for a fresh new cardigan and consider this our guide to warm weather shopping:

The easiest way to transform your spring wardrobe is by splurging on a new jacket. If you decide to opt for a leather jacket, an unlined blazer or even a bomber jacket, you'll be able to find something that compliments your own sense of style, whether you're looking for something edgy, structured, loose, or preppy. The three main silhouettes of the season are very versatile in fabric and color.

Rag & Bone Cleveland Jacket, $1749, available at Forward, Fred Perry Harrington Jacket, $158, available at Urban Outfitters, Engineered Garments Baker Jacket, $289, available at Odin.

A lightweight sweater or cardigan is a simple wardrobe staple and wearable into the summer. The city may be sweltering in July but indoors cold air is blasting. Better yet, a thin sweater won't wrinkle. These three grey cardigans are pairable with virtually everything--including plaids, stripes and patterns.

Diesel Black Gold Kristian Cardigan, $198, available at Oak, B100 by B.Son Shawl Collar Cardigan, $48, available at Urban Outfitters, Acne Jeans, Grey Extra-C Cardigan, $289, available at Oak.

A classic plaid button down can add a much-needed splash of color to any Spring wardrobe. Rather than going out and buying a bunch of new separates that may not translate into next season, you can easily pair a new shirt with your favorite jeans for a casual and fresh look. Layer over a t-shirt or under a sweater for variety.

All-Son Pocket Sleeve Workshirt, $48, available at Urban Outfitters, Steven Alan blue plaid shirt, $178, available at Oak, 3.1 Phillip Lim short-sleeve military shirt, $275, available at eLUXURY.

Shorts this season run the gamut, including cargo pockets, bright colors, rolled-up hems, and plaids.

3.1 Phillip Lim Tennis Shorts, $245, available at Oak, Cheap Monday Jason Shorts, $55, available at Revolve Clothing, J. Lindeberg Black Saxton Uniform Cotton Shorts, $130, available at Oak.

Sunglasses are the ultimate warm-weather accessory. Even for those counting pennies, there's no better item to update your look. Experiment with a new frame or stick to classic aviators.

available at Bloomingdales, Ksubi Black Ifould Sunnies, $215 available at Oak, Linda Farrow-Jeremy Scott sunglasses, approximately $208, available at Colette.

-- Katrina Mitzeliotis

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