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    Spring 2013 Fashion Breakdown: The Season’s Most Wearable Trends

    By By Perrie Samotin
    March 25, 2013, 9:47:17 AM EDT

    Now that winter is slowly winding down, it’s time to assess the many—many!—looks that were displayed on Spring 2013 runways—and gauge which are worth investing in this season.


    While some—artful floral motifs, crisp white separates, black and white pattern play—surely will have mass appeal, others might take a little getting used to (hello, ruffles!)

    To wit, it’s also worth noting that a few trends that made their way onto our list might give you 2012 deja vu—particularly warm-weather leather and cagey grid prints—but they’ve been updated and interpreted differently for spring. Ruffles

    Cascading hemlines, collars, sleeves, shoulder detailing, and everything in between received flouncy, feminine treatment on Spring 2013 runways. We're betting ruffles—which might seem daunting at first—will be one of the season's most ubiquitous hits.


    Everything from basic T-shirts to slim-cut skirts got foiled on spring runways—meaning extra-shiny, crinkly, and metallic. Interestingly, the shades weren't limited to typical silver and gold, but also included springtime shades like punchy yellow, lilac, blue and pink, as seen on this Burberry look.

    Floral 2.0

    Floral prints for spring aren't anything groundbreaking, but this season's incarnations certainly are a breath of fresh air. Less girly and more literal, spring's flower motifs—we're calling them floral 2.0—are more artful and thoughtful than seasons past.

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