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Spring fashion trends you'll love for 2017

Spring fashion trends you'll love for 2017

Hair by Olivia Colacci/Oribe/JudyInc.com
Makeup by Vanessa Jarman/Nars/P1M.ca
Image by: Carlyle Routh

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Spring fashion trends you'll love for 2017

From tiny bags to the newest take on braids, here are nine trends you need to know about this season.

It's time to step into spring armed with the latest trends. Whether you're looking for a little change (slip-on slides) or a bold new take on the season (prepare to pick up something yellow) we've got the styles you'll want to wear all season long.

Not-so-basic braids

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Silk jacket, $319, cotch-soda.com. Earrings, jcrew.com.

No matter the execution—loose, tight, dishevelled—the biggest story in hairstyles this season is some kind of braid. From the romantic long single braid seen at Valentino to the slicked-back tresses with a low braided loop at Kenzo, there's some twisted inspiration for every beauty type.

Game on

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Coat, $299, linethelabel.com. Mesh top, $100, sympli.com. Top, $15, uniqlo.ca. Track pants, $30 and shoes, hm.com. TNA hat, aritzia.com. Bracelet, linksoflondon.com. Bag, roots.com.

Sport-inspired fashion is still hot for 2017, from the slinky mesh slipdresses seen at Boss to the colour-blocked tracksuits spotted at Versace. The latest iteration of athleisure is streamlined and romantic, with less neon-splattered spandex and more soft tones and silky layers.

Bite-size bags

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Clockwise from top: Two-tone leather and suede bag, $168, jcrew.com. Pink leather bag, $98, roots.com. Floral-applique bag, $55, aldoshoes.com. Yellow leather bag, $285, tedbaker.com.

The rise of Marie Kondo and her minimalist lifestyle seems to be having an effect on accessories this season. Mini—and, in come cases, micro—bags were displayed at Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Chloe and Fendi. What can one fit in these downsized handbags? Just the essentials: cellphone, wallet, keys and a lipstick (or two), if you're lucky. Maybe this style isn't the most realistic for everyday, but these playful perfect-for-Thumbelina bags are a winning team when paired with a hefty style, such as a tote. 

Happy hues

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Left: Top, $80, loft.com. Wilfred skirt, $165, aritzia.com. Earrings, jcrew.com. Bracelets, baublebar.com. Shoes, bananarepublic.ca. Right: Top, $20, marshalls.ca. Skirt, $70, loft.com. Mules, aldoshoes.com.

Along with its much-talked-about colour of the year, Greenery, the Pantone Color Institute announced nine other major hues for 2017, and Primrose Yellow as the clear winner with fashion designers for spring; the invigorating and uplifting shade was embraced by such major fashion houses as Dried Van Noten, Gucci and Chloe.

Seaside stripes

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Top, $80, esprit.com. Pants, $239, scotch-soda.com. Earrings, baublebar.com. Bracelet, marc-cain.com. Bag, aldoshoes.com.

After seasons of horizontal stripes stealing the spotlight, it's time for a more flattering vertical version to shine. Inspired by punchy beach umbrellas and weathered lounge chairs, this pattern fits right in for warmer months too. 

Big blooms

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Left: Top, $38, oldnavy.ca. Skirt, $128, and earrings, jcrew.com. Bracelet, linksoflondon.com. Clutch and shoes, bananarepublic.ca. Right: Dress, $320, marc-cain.com. Bolon sunglasses, clearly.ca. Bracelet and rings, swarovski.com. Bag, alsoshoes.com. Mules, hm.com. 

Florals are no surprise for spring, but this season brings us bigger-and-bolder flower power with the off fruit mixed in to the botanical motif. These punchy patterns are playful and lively enough to inject any outfit with a dose of personality.

Wet and wild 

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Top, $170, winners.ca. Earrings, bananarepublic.ca.

Designers were all about that glow for the Spring 2017 runways, asking makeup artists to give models radiant looks that incorporated everything from dewy skin to seemingly wet tresses. Mirrorlike levels of shine on hair may be a bit much, but a well-moisturized face with highlighter on cheekbones, the centre of the forehead, down the nose, on the cupid's bow, in the centre of the chin and under the eyebrows can bestow a healthy fresh-faced appearance that focuses on skin rather than lips and eyes. 

Risky business

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Left: Shirtdress, $175, bananarepublic.ca. Necklace, swarovski.ca. Right: Shirtdress, $159, scotch-soda.com. Kam Dhillon glasses, clearly.ca. Earrings, linksoflondon.com.

In the realm of closet classics, a polished button-down shirt is first on the list. However, its longer and slightly more feminine counterpart, the shirtdress, is making a case for bumping it out of the top spot. Dress it up with delicate accessories or give it a casual edge by layering it over distressed jeans and sneakers; it's just as versatile as the traditional version.

Slide in

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From top: Camel mules, $70, gapcanada.ca. Pink mules, $34, hm.com. Navy mules, $128, bananarepublic.ca. Beige mules, $50, callitspring.com.

Fashion has gone mad for mules, whether they're well heeled or flat. The slip-on style is slightly unexpected and effortless, making it cooler than your typical ballerina slippers or pumps.

 

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