It's been a long, hard winter of crop tops. Judging by Spring's 2014 runway shows, I regret to inform you that the 90s throwback piece isn't going away quite so soon. The good news is that many new trends will be heading our way and a great deal of them are exciting and totally wearable.
From pastels to bomber jackets to 90s-inspired slip dresses, we've featured 9 upcoming fashion trends that will make you look forward to ringing in the new year. And if the words "slip dress" just gave you a nervous flashback to the days when Claire Danes wore hers over a baby doll t-shirt, never fear: we've included tips on how to update your pieces so that you don't look like a teen raging against the machine.
Which trends are you looking most forward to in 2014?
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Avoid looking like a sugar plum fairy by incorporating dark, sophisticated accessories to your outfit and keeping the cut of your dress sophisticated and grown-up. Instead of ruffles, go for a pencil skirt or knee-length pleated skirt like this one from Twelve-T. Swap the nude heels for bold black Oxford pumps and accessorize with an antique brass cuff bracelet. ($69 at Yoox.com)