What to Wear Now

Spring is really here, and it’s time to shed those sad layers of practicality and slip into something fresh and exciting. We’ve gathered the best looks of the season to show you where to go from here.


Knit Picks

Knits are big this spring, and while the runways were awash with chunky, oversized pieces, you might try on a lighter version that’s ready for a night out on the town, or a trip to anywhere.

Photography by Jason Eng; styling by Leah Van Loon; Hair and makeup Nickol Walkemeyer; model Sara (images models)

Chanel top and skirt, prices upon request, Chanel Airlines handbag, $2,500, headband, $1,475, all from Chanel. Beauty note: Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in Halo, $26, from Sephora.

Goth Lite

Whether it’s lace, chiffon, silk or the lightest of light cotton, sheer is here this spring and it’s taking a turn to the dark side. This is the new garden-party dress.

Michael Kors Collection dress, US$4,595, and shoes, US$650, both from Michael Kors; gold bracelet, $7,065, and gold earrings, $1,895, both from Brinkhaus. Beauty note: Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in Noble, $26, from Sephora.

Patchwork of Art

Throw this ’70s-inspired patchwork coat on top of a summer dress and pair with suede booties and you’ve just constructed the best Stampede outfit ever.

Coach 1941 calico coat, $2,065, dress, $1,230, and patchwork satchel, $915, all from Coach. Beauty note: Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in Halo, $26, from Sephora.

Big Earrings, Matte Lips and Rich-Girl Hair

Make a statement this season by taking a more-is-more approach when it comes to your hairstyle, earrings and matte lipstick. If your hair looks like you give a damn, you feel a tug on your earlobes and a generous layer on the lips, you know you’ve done it right.

Marie Saint Pierre tweed scuba oversized sweater, $620, from Blu’s Womens Wear; peridot and 18k rose-gold earrings, $3,050, and necklace, $6,930, both from Brinkhaus. Beauty note: Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop stick eyeshadow in Three Shakes, Leila and Volver, $35 each, Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er precision pen waterproof liquid eyeliner, $38, and Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipstick in Damned, $24, all from Sephora.

Refined Sportiness

There’s an undercurrent in the world of luxury fashion, and it’s all about relaxing the rules. Bare your shoulder, slip on a pair of sneakers and show your sporty side with a one-piece jumpsuit.

Herms one-piece jumpsuit, $6,475, sneakers, $1,190, and constellation bracelets, $1,180 and 1,190, all from Herms; Lanvin necklace, $810, from Holt Renfrew.

Set Dressing

Remember when matchy-matchy was a no-no? That’s all changed. Wear two-piece outfits with gusto for maximum impact – and maximum comfort.

Stella McCartney top, $790, and pants, $865, Marni earrings, $745, and Tom Ford sunglasses, $420, all from Holt Renfrew. Beauty note: Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in Tijuana, $26, from Sephora.

Grunge Girl

She’s ba-ack … Load up your Spotify playlist with Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Liz Phair and start moshing. This modern take on the ’90s uniform will get you in the mood.

Dress, $60, T-shirt, $9, backpack, $75, chokers, $8 and $10, and shoes, $60, all from Topshop at Hudson’s Bay. Beauty note: Kat Von D Studded lipstick in L.U.V., $26, from Sephora.

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