10 instant updates for spring 2012

A new season is upon us with a whole new set of spring trends. Wondering what pieces are worth adding to your closet? Here’s our ultimate shopping list of key items to help update last year’s wardrobe for spring 2012.

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5. CAP TOE SHOES

Whether flats or pumps, the classic cap-toe is making a big comeback. Hansen TOE CAP COURT SHOES $285.00 – Reiss

3. or SOMETHING PASTEL

On the other end of the spectrum, soft pastels offer a fresh alternative to bold color.

Stare $18.00 – Aldo

2. SOMETHING NEON

A pop of fluorescent, even if it’s just the trim on an accessory, offers an instant update this season. Rebecca Minkoff Neon Park Avenue Clutch $495.00 – Rebecca Minkoff

4. SOMETHING MAXI

Whether a maxi dress or a maxi skirt, long is this season’s hot silhouette. Maison Scotch Chiffon Maxi Skirt $148.00 – shopbop.com

1. LITTLE WHITE DRESS

A LWD is to summer as the LBD is to winter. Bonus points if it’s lace.

Velvet Smilo Lace Mini Dress $155.00 – shopbop.com

8. BLAZER

A lightweight blazer in a bright color, pretty print, or stark white is the perfect layering piece for work and evening. Ponte Boyfriend Blazer $70.00 – Topshop

9. FLOWER POWER

Bold blooms are this season’s must-have floral. Tall Pretty Blossom Tee $72.00 – Topshop

10. A PLAYFUL MANICURE

Take advantage of all the bright polish colors and nail art and have a little fun with your mani. NARS ‘Thakoon’ Nail Polish $18.00 – Nordstrom

7. COLOR BLOCK BAG

A color blocked satchel or clutch will liven up your look. Etienne Aigner Valencia Color Block Satchel $175.00 – eBags

6. LOUD PANTS

Prints and virtually every color of the rainbow put the focus on legs this spring.

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