It's finally appropriate to start thinking about spring (!!), everyone. Which is great because there is no greater mental exercise than figuring out how to transition one's cold-weather clothing into something more or less appropriate for warmer, sunnier times. It's a personal journey, but for the fashion industry—at least this season—it'll be quite the methodical approach. Take the '60s mod feel of last fall and fast forward it a decade for a springtime full of '70s references. What goes around, comes around—in the same order as the first time around. Below, five suggestions for doing groovy in a very 2015 way. Here's hoping that your closet can dig it. Let us know what it (you) thinks.
Swedish Hasbeens Swedish Husband Clogs: Let's just get this out of the way—yes, that's a clog. First, mules came back, and now you can expect clogs to do the same. Some people will go for stacked styles, but the real winner here is a work of low, sloping Saint Laurent craftsmanship. For everyone who doesn't want to drop close to $1,000 on shoes with a trend-based lifespan (me!), go for these Swedish Hasbeens instead.
Zara Dress with Seamed Skirt: Stripes are a classic but can be hard to pull off on a dress. These are angled to hit in all the right places. On, it almost looks like a retro DVF wrap dress, but really it's just a short sheath.
Topshop Macabee Metal Round Sunglasses: These rounded aviators are a low-key throwback that doesn't scream '70s—instead, it lets you know politely in an indoor voice. Shh.
Joseph Lex Stretch-Twill Flared Pants: These pants offer the softness of leggings and the versatility of your favorite black jeans but (and this is a selling point ladies and gents) with a subdued kicky flare that you can only really see while wearing them.
Lizzy Disney Wine Leather Lock Bag: I don't know about you guys, but every day this winter has seemed like I'm reaching for a giant tote or a smaller-but-still-huge bucket bag. This modern version of the saddle bag is perfect for throwing over your shoulder and leaving that unnecessary junk in the past...or just at your apartment.
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