Spring Trends: Buy, Wear, Toss


Pants and Skirts

What's trending this season for pants and skirts? Let's take a look.

Buy:

This season, go shopping for trousers. We're talking tailored pants, not jeans. Channel Diane Keaton in "Annie Hall" with these wide-leg or flared, high-waisted slacks. The skirt/dress trend this spring is tail hems. A tail hem garment is something that's shorter in the front and longer in the back (the mullet of the fashion world).

Keep:

Just because trousers are in style this season, it doesn't mean you have to get rid of your jeans. That includes your skinny jeans. Keep your denim for casual looks -- just make sure your jeans are in good shape with no stains, rips or tears. If you have a few A-line or pencil skirts in your closet, keep those as well. They're classics and always in style.

Toss:

As with everything, if it shows signs of wear or has a stain, toss it. While you're at it, get rid of those jeggings, too. Also, even though wide-leg and flared pants are in, if yours look more like the polyester styles from the 70s, toss them. The skirt trend this season is flowy, maxi or bubble -- so if you never felt comfortable in your micro-mini, take this opportunity to toss it.