7 R29ers Dish On The Trends You Should Try This Spring

Despite our love for fuzzy socks, rib-knit turtlenecks, and teddy-bear coats, we’ll be the first to admit that we’re pretty over playing the layer game (as in, piling on as many clothes as possible to brave biting-cold temps) and wearing the same tired combo day after day. Nothing against winter, but now that the seasons are gearing up to shift, it feels like an opportune time to do a little switcheroo and swap out our recent mainstays for some fresher pieces that are lighter, brighter, and break a little more sartorial ground.

So where to start? Together with Macy’s — whose recent edition of The Edit features the latest and greatest fashion-forward pieces of the season — we tapped a group of R29 staffers with serious style smarts to help us assess which spring trends are actually worth buying into. From a powdery-blue pastel suit that walks the line between casual and cool to a pair of colorblocked kicks that’ll make every outfit you put together a little more interesting, click through to see exactly what you need in your closet when puffer weather finally decides to call it quits.


The Pastel-Colored Suit

“Spring is one of my favorite times of the year: The weather is warm, the days are longer, and I can wear my favorite outfits without fear of freezing or burning up. Spring also means pastels and bright colors are back in full force, which excites me as a color lover and wearer. Pastel suits are the perfect way to mix the sharp tailoring of a traditionally masculine cut with the pop of fun color I look for in every outfit. I’m excited to pair suits with low-key pieces like T-shirts and sneakers to achieve a look that straddles the line between casual and formal. Having a matching set is the perfect way to feel instantly put together while keeping things playful and comfortable.” —Lauren Thompson, senior editor, Snapchat

Kasper Toggle-Closure Stand-Collar Blazer, $99, available at Macy’s

Kasper Crepe Slim Straight-Leg Pants, $79, available at Macy’s


The Wear-Anywhere Woven Bag

“There are few things I love more than a handbag that can totally transform an entire outfit. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect woven bucket bag for so long, and this one — which is polished, playful, and practical — is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ll be carrying it everywhere this season: to dinners in the city, throughout my weeklong beach vacay, you name it.” —Nicole Contursi, associate director, client services

INC International Concepts I.N.C. Ajae Bucket Crossbody, $79.5, available at Macy’s


The Elevated Denim Trench

“This spring, I am moving away from my tried-and-true denim silhouettes (namely just throwing on a pair of my favorite jeans) and leaning toward more elevated pieces like this trench coat. I’m all about experimenting with layers and adding in the texture I love by mixing denim with interesting fabrics.” —Channing Hargrove, fashion writer

BCBG MAXAZRIA Denim Trench Coat, $298, available at Macy’s


The Airy Wide-Leg Trouser

“Give me a pair of high-waisted pants in any fabric or color with a great leg shape, and I’ll wear them to the office every day — or to post-work cocktails in Brooklyn. Classic and comfortable wide-leg pants are a continuation of my personal style; a perfect foundation to mix and match with any of my floral blouses, knit cardigans, and oversized button-downs. Throw on a leather belt and white sneakers, and I’m ready to go!” —Eva Lee, content operations manager

Lauren Ralph Lauren Wide-Leg Twill Pants, $115, available at Macy’s


The Just-Below-The-Knee Skirt

“It might make me a bad acolyte of the Church of Miniskirts, but this spring, I’m ready for a hemline longer than fingertip-length. For one, it’s kind of counterintuitive to be wearing more clothes when it’s warmer out, and I like that contradiction; for another, a longer skirt aligns with the more modest, prairie-influenced turn fashion has taken. So when it’s still cold and damp, I’ll pair this skirt with a big sweater and hiking boots. And later, it’ll print-mix well with a tie-dye tee or a striped dress that’s been unbuttoned past the waist to make a long shirt.” —Chelsea Peng, fashion editor, branded content

INC International Concepts I.N.C. Striped Ruffled Midi Skirt, $79.5, available at Macy’s


The Chunky Statement Sneaker

“Let me let you in on a little secret. When it comes to (my) personal style, comfort is always key. After years as a heel-obsessed fashion editor, it’s taken me a while to accept that no matter how much better I think I look in a block bootie or stiletto, they just can’t compete with the ease and coolness of a practical shoe. Enter: statement sneakers. A no-fuss, attitude-heavy way to infuse style with comfort. I pair mine with both athletic attire and business boss looks that balance out the chunky kicks. Consider it a sartorial loophole for all.” —Annie Georgia Greenberg, video editor, producer, and fashion editor at large

KORS Michael Kors Georgie Trainer Sneakers, $145, available at Macy’s


The Ditsy Floral Blouse

“I’m all about balance when it comes to style. A light floral blouse with longer sleeves pairs perfectly with white denim shorts for a weekend picnic, or swap the shorts for a cigarette pant and it’s the perfect work outfit that will take me day to night. Either way, I’d pair this look with my favorite espadrilles and run out the door ready for whatever spring has in store for me!” —Ellyn Puleio, senior manager, sales operations

Vince Camuto Printed Pintucked Top, $89, available at Macy’s

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7 R29ers Dish On The Trends You Should Try This Spring

Despite our love for fuzzy socks, rib-knit turtlenecks, and teddy-bear coats, we’ll be the first to admit that we’re pretty over playing the layer game (as in, piling on as many clothes as possible to brave biting-cold temps) and wearing the same tired combo day after day. Nothing against winter, but now that the seasons are gearing up to shift, it feels like an opportune time to do a little switcheroo and swap out our recent mainstays for some fresher pieces that are lighter, brighter, and break a little more sartorial ground.

So where to start? Together with Macy’s — whose recent edition of The Edit features the latest and greatest fashion-forward pieces of the season — we tapped a group of R29 staffers with serious style smarts to help us assess which spring trends are actually worth buying into. From a powdery-blue pastel suit that walks the line between casual and cool to a pair of colorblocked kicks that’ll make every outfit you put together a little more interesting, click through to see exactly what you need in your closet when puffer weather finally decides to call it quits.


The Pastel-Colored Suit

“Spring is one of my favorite times of the year: The weather is warm, the days are longer, and I can wear my favorite outfits without fear of freezing or burning up. Spring also means pastels and bright colors are back in full force, which excites me as a color lover and wearer. Pastel suits are the perfect way to mix the sharp tailoring of a traditionally masculine cut with the pop of fun color I look for in every outfit. I’m excited to pair suits with low-key pieces like T-shirts and sneakers to achieve a look that straddles the line between casual and formal. Having a matching set is the perfect way to feel instantly put together while keeping things playful and comfortable.” —Lauren Thompson, senior editor, Snapchat

Kasper Toggle-Closure Stand-Collar Blazer, $99, available at Macy’s

Kasper Crepe Slim Straight-Leg Pants, $79, available at Macy’s


The Wear-Anywhere Woven Bag

“There are few things I love more than a handbag that can totally transform an entire outfit. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect woven bucket bag for so long, and this one — which is polished, playful, and practical — is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ll be carrying it everywhere this season: to dinners in the city, throughout my weeklong beach vacay, you name it.” —Nicole Contursi, associate director, client services

INC International Concepts I.N.C. Ajae Bucket Crossbody, $79.5, available at Macy’s


The Elevated Denim Trench

“This spring, I am moving away from my tried-and-true denim silhouettes (namely just throwing on a pair of my favorite jeans) and leaning toward more elevated pieces like this trench coat. I’m all about experimenting with layers and adding in the texture I love by mixing denim with interesting fabrics.” —Channing Hargrove, fashion writer

BCBG MAXAZRIA Denim Trench Coat, $298, available at Macy’s


The Airy Wide-Leg Trouser

“Give me a pair of high-waisted pants in any fabric or color with a great leg shape, and I’ll wear them to the office every day — or to post-work cocktails in Brooklyn. Classic and comfortable wide-leg pants are a continuation of my personal style; a perfect foundation to mix and match with any of my floral blouses, knit cardigans, and oversized button-downs. Throw on a leather belt and white sneakers, and I’m ready to go!” —Eva Lee, content operations manager

Lauren Ralph Lauren Wide-Leg Twill Pants, $115, available at Macy’s


The Just-Below-The-Knee Skirt

“It might make me a bad acolyte of the Church of Miniskirts, but this spring, I’m ready for a hemline longer than fingertip-length. For one, it’s kind of counterintuitive to be wearing more clothes when it’s warmer out, and I like that contradiction; for another, a longer skirt aligns with the more modest, prairie-influenced turn fashion has taken. So when it’s still cold and damp, I’ll pair this skirt with a big sweater and hiking boots. And later, it’ll print-mix well with a tie-dye tee or a striped dress that’s been unbuttoned past the waist to make a long shirt.” —Chelsea Peng, fashion editor, branded content

INC International Concepts I.N.C. Striped Ruffled Midi Skirt, $79.5, available at Macy’s


The Chunky Statement Sneaker

“Let me let you in on a little secret. When it comes to (my) personal style, comfort is always key. After years as a heel-obsessed fashion editor, it’s taken me a while to accept that no matter how much better I think I look in a block bootie or stiletto, they just can’t compete with the ease and coolness of a practical shoe. Enter: statement sneakers. A no-fuss, attitude-heavy way to infuse style with comfort. I pair mine with both athletic attire and business boss looks that balance out the chunky kicks. Consider it a sartorial loophole for all.” —Annie Georgia Greenberg, video editor, producer, and fashion editor at large

KORS Michael Kors Georgie Trainer Sneakers, $145, available at Macy’s


The Ditsy Floral Blouse

“I’m all about balance when it comes to style. A light floral blouse with longer sleeves pairs perfectly with white denim shorts for a weekend picnic, or swap the shorts for a cigarette pant and it’s the perfect work outfit that will take me day to night. Either way, I’d pair this look with my favorite espadrilles and run out the door ready for whatever spring has in store for me!” —Ellyn Puleio, senior manager, sales operations

Vince Camuto Printed Pintucked Top, $89, available at Macy’s

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