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Bring on Spring

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A look from the Dolce & Gabbana Spring Collection.

Spring is officially here and much like the flower buds, new trends are popping up everywhere. From bold bohemian accents to knee-high sandals, here’s our guide to the season’s most talked about shoes, bags and jewelry trends from the Spring 2013 runways.

From colorful beaded necklaces to shoulder-grazing earrings, bohemian embellishments are the statement piece this season. Dolce & Gabbana returned to their native Sicily with souvenir scarves and chandelier earrings in the shape of street-theater puppets. This colorfully woven buket tote screams Mediterranean holiday, yet will look at home in the city or by the sea.

This Spring, to-the-knee gladiators are all the rage. Part boot, part sandals, the gladiator boots are the “it” shoe of the season. Versace’s rendition of the trend are pointed and crisscrossed at the ankle.

Gold and silver jewelry made a minimalist yet bold statement on the spring runways. Golden rings were a strong accessory at Balenciaga worn on each finger and thumb as a chic knuckle buster.

Take a cue from the 70s and give your stilettos a break by opting for a stacked, chunky heel. Fendi’s Lego-like, 3 dimensional versions are sure to be a play-date favorite.

Handbags get an update for spring in the form of boxy shoppers. Giorgio Armani showed structured, doctor-like bags in dark and light blue hues. Ladylike with a little edge is what it’s all about this season.

Oversized UV sunglasses were once reserved for the older set looking to shield their eyes from all four corners. Now, these shades are popping up all over runways from Michael Kors to Chanel. These Chanel sunnies are the ultimate fashion meets function accessory of the moment.

Let’s not forget our sense of smell! Designers are slightly tweaking your favorite go-to spritz with floral notes perfect for springtime. Bottega Veneta Eau Légère doubles up on the gardenia in Tomas Maier’s first patchouli and peppercorn-heavy creation for a fresher, more intimate way to wear the Bottega Veneta signature fragrance.

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