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15 delightfully wearable fashion trends for spring

From lace-up flats and patchwork bags to gingham jackets and pastel leather, these looks will jazz up your wardrobe.

GINGHAM

Checks in unexpected silhouettes, like this jacket with a drawstring waist at the back, take the demure Dorothy out of this time-tested print. Motorcycle jacket, $178 at J.Crew, Copley Place, Boston, 617-236-5950, jcrew.com

This equestrian classic picks up sophistication with a bit of heavier weight gold chain, showing up on lots of new bags. Saddle crossbody bag, $88 at White House Black Market, South Shore Plaza, Braintree, 781-848-2704, and other locations; whbm.com

OFF-THE-SHOULDER BLOUSE

Embrace your inner Bohemian by flaunting this skin-baring style paired with espadrille wedges and a drawstring tote. “Leah” blouse by Jill Stuart, $388 at North River Outfitter, 122 Charles Street, Boston, 617-742-0089, northriveroutfitter.com

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UPDATED JUMPSUITS

One-piece dressing is absolutely fresh this time; no vestiges of the ’70s here. “Ellia” jumper, $279 at Club Monaco, The Shops at Prudential Center, Boston, 617-262-2658, clubmonaco.com

LADYLIKE SKIRT

You can go full-on femme with this silhouette or add some edge with a moto jacket. “Lytton” floral midi skirt, $38 at Francesca’s, CambridgeSide Galleria, 617-374-9400, and other locations; francescas.com

LACE-UP FLATS

Never has a flat been so sexy, dressing up everything from (raw edge) denim to field coats. “Justine” flat, $195 at Coach, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-964-9474, and Natick Mall, 508-651-3222; coach.com

BOLD STRIPES

Designers sent head-to-toe verticals and high-spirited horizontals down runways, but feel free to pair yours with a solid. Multi-stripe wide-leg pant, $98 at Banana Republic, Legacy Place, Dedham, 781-326-4117, and other locations; bananarepublic.com

PALE-HUED MOTO JACKET

The popular piece goes softer in pastel shades of suede. “Fifi” leather jacket, $998 at Joie, 141A Newbury Street, Boston, 617-933-0397, joie.com

CUTOUT DRESS

Keep trendy peekaboo pieces tasteful by choosing quieter accessories. Cutout ribbed flare dress by Torn by Ronny Kobo, $478 online only at scoopnyc.com

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PATCHWORK BAG

Anything but granny, a clean-lined carryall in a compelling color combo has graphic pop. “Chandra” tote by Vieta, $68 at Recess, 41 Church Street, Winchester, 617-905-6538, shoprecessonline.com

SCULPTURAL PENDANT

Punctuate weekend wear with shapely low-slung necklaces. “Oryx Horn” necklace by Oropopo, $150 at December Thieves, 88 Charles Street, Boston, 617-982-6802, decemberthieves.com

ATHLEISURE

Sporty-for-the-street pieces are going strong, but wear just one at a time rather than burning out the look, head to toe. “Poppy” sweater, $250 at Tory Burch, Copley Place, Boston, 617-867-9140, toryburch.com

OVERSIZED HOOPS

Shoulder skimming earrings work well with the season’s shoulder baring tops. Clip earrings by AB x Jeremy Scott, $250 at Alexis Bittar, 130 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-236-0505, alexisbittar.com

BORROWED FROM THE BEDROOM

Layer a slinky scrap of silk with a tailored top by day, but wear it solo come sundown. Silk cami by Christiansen + Giraldo, $275 at LuxCouture, 9 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands, 617-969-5600, luxcouture.com

SLIPPER MULES

A facet of boudoir-inspired style, the slide-on shoe adds a modern edge to wide leg pants. “The Elie” slipper flat, $118 at Madewell, 329 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-424-0904, and Natick Mall, 508-653-0175; madewell.com


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