Spring Fashion Feature: 8 Gorgeous Outfits You Will Love Right Now

Everything you'll want to wear right now.

All photography by Trevor Dixon | Stylized by Lauren Kozakiewicz

All photography by Trevor Dixon. | Styled by Lauren Kozakiewicz.

As winter’s deep freeze begins to thaw, so does our affection for its trappings: puffy marshmallow coats, thick knits, snow-stomping boots. Happily, this season brings with it lighter offerings and a fresh outlook on style. Here, the very best of spring’s fashion crop, and the new ways to wear it all.

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Swap sequins and frills for splashier adornments, like the supersized gems that stud this simple white shift.

Stella McCartney dress, $3,685 at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia. Céline sandals, $1,050 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd.

 

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Winter’s shiny-sleek leather takes a backseat to chunky, funky fringe.

Céline top, $1,250, and culottes, $1,950, both at Saks Fifth Avenue. Marlyn Schiff cuff, $44 at Skirt, Bryn Mawr. Necklace, $166 at Joan Shepp, Rittenhouse. Prada sandals, $750 at Neiman Marcus.

 

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Forget everything you know about mixing separates. Play with lengths—a tunic over a midi skirt!—for a slinky, serpentine silhouette.

Proenza Schouler knit tunic, $1,250, and pleated foil skirt, $1,874, both at Saks Fifth Avenue. Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, $795, and Erickson Beamon ear cuff, $165, both at Joan Shepp.

 

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It’s sharp, crisp, architectural, and anything but sweet. Forgo jewelry to let the dress shine.

Alexander McQueen dress, $1,975 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

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Ditch the cocktail dress for a sleek jumpsuit. Add a long pendant — spring’s best necklace — for a surprisingly sexy, devil-may-care look.

Rick Owens jumpsuit, $1,475, and Balenciaga shoes, $695, both at Joan Shepp. Marlyn Schiff cuff, $44 at Skirt. Marmol Radziner necklace, $220 at Knit Wit, Rittenhouse. A Peace Treaty earring, $98 at Third Street Habit, Old City.

 

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Bright, Lilly Pulitzer-like flowers are expected. A moodier bloom in a buttoned-up shape is far more sophisticated. Heavy metal details (a giant zipper, perhaps?) make it cool.

Givenchy dress, $3,850 at Neiman Marcus. Pamela Love earrings, $198 at Third Street Habit.

 

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While previous seasons nodded to mod, it’s now time to embrace the decade’s dreamy bohemia with muted colors, whisper-thin fabrics and offbeat print pairings. Keep it modern by investing in the jewelry trend of the season: one major shoulder-grazing earring.

Dries Van Noten silk top, $1,080, and pants, $745, and Brunello Cucinelli sandals, $1,265, all at Neiman Marcus. Erickson Beamon earring, $173 at Joan Shepp.

 

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It’s voluminous, kimono-esque, and a fashion-forward alternative to the LBD. Ground the sculptural draping with chunky shoes (farewell, pin-thin stilettos!) for a winning look.

Tamar dress, $375, and Creede necklace, $175, both at NINObrand, Rittenhouse. Prada shoes, $750 at Neiman Marcus.

This story appeared in the March 2015 issue of Philadelphia magazine.