Sneak Peek: Spring 2013’s Hottest Styles

Slip into something blue, striped or trimmed in leather this spring

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Go bright, bold, pattered and edgy this season with spring fashions that are hot off the runway

Spring 2013 fashions will have you wearing leather in a whole new way, turning up the hue on blue and dreaming of exotic destinations. Get a sneak peek at what’ll be outfitting store shelves this spring and start planning your new look!

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Head-to-toe Stripes

Stripes are back in a big way this spring, as seen on runways in Paris and New York. Forget the sailor suits this pattern usually conjures up, and think sleek city style instead. Go monochromatic head to toe with this figure flattering H&M dress, or try pattern mixing.

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Stripes + Colour

Mixing a bold print with a bright colour makes for a fun style statement. Try a verstaile blazer like this one from Gap and some pastel pants to bring spring back into your wardrobe.

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Stripes Down Low

Try a striped bottom like this chic pencil skirt from Banana Republic you can wear to work.

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In Love with Leather

Leather has emerged as the fabric of the season, appearing on everything from jackets to pants and even tops. Trimming a feminine blouse or a structured jacketed in this rough and tough fabric gives traditional styles a bit of edge. Try this faux leather body-con skirt from Forever 21 on for size.

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Leather Collar

Take a sheer blouse up a notch with a discrete leather collar and work this look from day to night. Try this navy style from Zara.

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Leather Sleeves

Take last season’s army green trench coat from ordinary to edgy with hip leather sleeves, like this H&M version.

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Exotic Prints

Ethnic prints and patterns inspired by far-off lands and exotic places will whisk you away to a dreamland draped in corals, jewel tones, satins and silks. Style yourself in your vacation destination and bring the sunshine back to our rainy city with bright and colourful pieces, like this J Crew skirt.

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Patterned Pants

These BCBG pants embody all the fun and flavour this exotic trend has to offer and will add a pop of colour to work and weekend wear.

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Feminine Fabric

Dress up this Zara oriental blouse with a pair of black trousers or dress it down with a comfy pair of jeans. The feminine fabric makes this eye catching print comfortable and versatile.

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Bold Blues

Cobalt rules the colour palette this spring season, and you’ll find this bold hue on everything from pants to blouses and sweaters. If it seems a little overwhelming at first, transition into the trend with chunky accessories in this saturated colour. Try brightening up your workweek with these stunning Aritzia trousers.

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Cozy Cobalt

Transition from winter to spring with a cozy cobalt knit like this one from Topshop. Pair it with a statement necklace to dress it up or wear it on its own for an effortless style statement.

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Two Blues

Though it may be bright, cobalt pairs well with other colours too, like this cobalt and aqua Forever 21 blouse, or if you’re really feeling trendy, try it with yellows and hot pinks.

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Peekaboo Cutouts

Cutouts are a sly and sexy way to add interest to a classic blouse or dress. Take your wardrobe from day to night in styles that range from edgy to feminine, like this delicate top from Urban Outfitters. Whether revealing a bit of lace, colour or skin, this spring fashion trend is sure to turn heads.

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Leather Cutouts

Slip a black tank under this intricate leather shirt from Topshop, then pair it with some dark denim skinny jeans and a fun pair of heels for a fashion-forward night on the town.

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Pretty Patterns

The pink slip under this navy Urban Outfitters dress plays up the pretty cutout pattern and makes this outfit pop.