Wrap star: The obi belt
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This wide natural-waist cincher has a slimmer second strap that wraps from the back and knots at the front. When tied over dresses, blazers and light coats, it flatters your figure by drawing attention to the narrowest section of your waist. Inspiration: Saint Laurent, Spring 2015 collection Nida leather wrap belt, $88, braveleather.com.
Sexy back: Modern mules
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The mule has received a revitalizing makeover for spring. These slipper-like shoes can be found in several iterations, from embellished flats to spiky stiletto heels to architectural wedges. This season's sleeker profile flatters all styles of dress, but we like it best with a pencil skirt or a frothy chiffon frock. Leopard pointy-toed shoes, $70, aldoshoes.com. Shellys London mules, $140, littleburgundyshoes.com. Leather mules, $140, bananarepublic.ca.
Purple reign: Plum eyeshadow
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Purple is the eyeshadow hue for spring 2015, and of all the possible variations, plum—a blend of purple and burgundy with bronze shimmer—is our favourite. Press the shadow into your lash line, then blend outward for a soft smoky eye. If you have green or hazel eyes, a plum liner will intensify their colour. Click for more spring beauty trends! Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Subra, $33, narscosmetics.com. Aveda Romantic Grandeur Petal Essence Eye Definer in Fresh Plum, $20, aveda.ca. Marcelle Eye Shadow Duo in Cherry Blossom, $16, marcelle.com.