We don't know about you, but between bouts of spring fever, we're having a little bit of a crisis. We got so used to our boots and our all black ensembles this winter that now we don't know what to wear! While it's tempting to throw all of our chilly weather staples out the window and jump head first into floral dresses, bare legs, and denim shorts (mmm, summer), we have to admit that it's not THAT warm yet, and some serious in-between dressing is called for. These, friends, are the times that separate the women from the girls, as they say. Good transitional dressing is truly an art form, and it is not to be discounted. It's also not nearly as challenging as we all think once you have your anchor pieces locked down, and one of those is without a doubt a solid pair of flats. Ballet flats, loafers, sneaks, all will do, but right now what we're really falling for are playful oxfords. Whether floral, neon, holographic or just plain BRIGHT, the classic lace ups add that springtime je ne sais quoi to all of our outfits, and serve as a bit of a buffer when we're not sure what jacket to wear, whether it's warm enough for that microfloral dress, or...well, you get the idea. Lucky for us oxfords are trending in a major way, so there are tons of options to choose from!

FLORAL OXFORDS

It may not quite be time for those floral dresses, but oxfords are the next best thing.
Photo: Clockwise from Left: Forever 21/Urban Outfitters/Shopbop/ASOS/ALDO/Urban Outfitters

Probably the simplest way to make your wardrobe pop without having to do a whole spring overhaul is with a pair of bright floral oxfords. Luckily, there are a ton of options out there, spanning an enormous variety of price points. Some of our faves are Forever 21's Floral Oxfords ($26.50), Dr. Martens Floral 3-eye oxford ($120.00), Splendid Nickerie Oxfords ($78.00), ASOS Mastermind Flatforms ($46.55), Aldo Foliroli in Natural Print ($40.00), and Kimchi Blue embroidered eyelet oxford ($49.00).

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Um, where did the time go? Easter is only three days away! But if you're like us and have been too busy rejoicing the fact that spring is FINALLY HERE to actually think about what you're going to wear this weekend, that's totally fine. We get that. So we've done the hard part for you and scoured the internet for some of the cutest Easter-worthy outfits the WWW has to offer. Yes, there are the expected pastel sundresses. But we've also included skirts, pants, and even jumpsuits(!) into the mix, so consider all your springtime bases covered. And the best part is, these pieces are totally versatile, which means you can wear them long after your family brunch has ended, the Easter egg hunt is over, and your sugar high has finally passed. So grab your credit card— you might need express shipping on this one— and LET'S SHOP.

PRINTED DRESSES

Wear a printed dress this Easter!
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In our brains, breezy printed dresses are THE quintessential springtime uniform. Wear them with sandals when padding around the city during the day, dress 'em up with heels or wedges at night...seriously, there are SO many options. Plus, a bonus: all three of these frocks have a modest knee-skimming silhouette, which means they're family-friendly for Easter, without sacrificing the cute factor. Win win?

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Angel Haze, Macklemore, and Karen O. sport fringe jackets.
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As Macklemore so aptly put it in "Thrift Shop," "John Wayne ain't got nothing on my fringe game." It was true then, and the words are still ringing true now, thanks to the singer's TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY on-point fringe game from SXSW. That Southwest blanket vest-type thing he sported at the Woodies might have a permanent place in our hearts, but the brown fringe number he worked at the Perez Hilton party comes in as a close second, because duh, it's amazing. Paired with a classy polka dot button-up and some layered gold necklaces, the look is a sort of Western gentleman ensemble we can totally get behind. We know, we know...fringe jackets aren't exciting groundbreaking— a quick breeze through your local vintage store or a rundown of Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey's recent music videos will tell you that. But what was old is clearly new again, and there's no better rep of that fact than Angel Haze, whose trimmed topper got a seriously modern edge at SXSW.

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Usher, Kid Cudi, ScHoolboy Q

If 2013 SXSW is any indication, the bucket hat will be even bigger this spring and summer.
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It's difficult to pinpoint when and who exactly started the late '80s/'90s bucket hat trend. Was it LL Cool J circa "Going Back to Cali" or Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts? Thanks (or no thanks) to sparse documentation of that initial rise of the fisherman's chapeau, the world may never know. One thing is for sure, though: the hat with the 360 brim is experiencing a major present-day comeback, and nothing has made that more abundantly clear than the stages of this year's SXSW music festival. Bucket hats of all shapes and sizes made their way onto last week's Austin stages by way of Usher, Kid Cudi, ScHoolboy Q (of COURSE), Joey Bada$$, IamSu, ScHoolboy Q again, Smoke DZA, and Prince SAMO.

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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato performs at the Topshop/Topman opening in Los Angeles.
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Even with a serious leg injury that has her posted up on crutches and rocking a (studded) orthopedic boot, Demi Lovato braved the stage to wail and floor fans with her impressive pipes. Demi performed for the grand opening of a new Topshop in the famous Los Angeles shopping center, The Grove, a small set including smash hit "Give Your Heart A Break." For her performance outfit, D paired the aforementioned boot with a spike-laden leather jacket, an over-sized heather gray t-shirt, black skinnies, and a few loose chains. Per usual, her beauty game was on point with a fresh, glowing face, strong (but not crazy) brows, and a classically badass matte red lip.

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New t-shirts from COI-NYC.
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So remember when we talked about how faux fashion t-shirts were having a moment? Well, that moment's quickly turning into more like an HOUR, considering the fact that practically four months later we're still talking about these twisted takes on designer goods. After invading the scene last year with its clever inversions of Givenchy ("Giraunchy") and Balenciaga ("Ballinciaga"), Manhattan underground label COI-NYC is back in action with even MORE haute couture inspiration that pays love to local neighborhoods. Miu Miu's morphed into "Niu Niu" York, Balmain's now "Brawlmain," and we can totally see fans like Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, and Rihanna rocking them in a split second.

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Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang.
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Between pool toys and pet collars, Alexander Wang has made it clear that his designs shouldn't be restricted to clothes (although he's obviously owning THAT game, too). Just before Fashion Week, the New Yorker has revealed yet another unexpected project up his sleeve: a new partnership with Samsung. We got word this morning that Wang is teaming up with the mobile company NOT on a phone, but on a bag that's inspired by images captured by Samsung's Galaxy Note II model. He's selected stylists, influencers, and friends to take photos with the device, the result of which will be used as a motif splashed across the designer carryall. The purse won't be available to buy until this summer, but that's OK— there are way more than enough fashion-tech creations to tide us over until then. Earlier this week, Rebecca Minkoff announced a new collection of glittery clutches that do double duty as speakers, which let's be real, even NON-technophiles can appreciate.

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Leather Snapback

Rihanna, Kat Graham, Ciara and Brandy sporting leather snapbacks.
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Y'all already know how much we love snapbacks, but we can't stop spotting a new version of our ol' go-to accessory—the leather snapback. Not only is this cap an amazing homage to late '80s/early '90s fashion (um, haiii Janet Jackson in Rhythm Nation), but it's also totally warm (and practical!) option for those blustery winter days. Now if you're thinking, "Wha? Are you telling me a leather baseball cap is back in style?" The answer, friends, is yes. And we have proof! Rihanna, Kat Graham, Ciara and Brandy all sported leather caps within the past year and looked TOTALLY. KILLER. while doing so. Ri sizzled in a snapback with a snake on it (!!!) while performing in London last summer; Kat went grunge in a Nirvana tee and patent leather Alife cap last spring; Ciara stole the spotlight in a leather cap onstage in December; and Brandy oozed casual-cool style while spotted in the street in October.

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New York Fashion Week may be a little over a month away, but here at MTV Style, we don't just keep an eye on women's ready-to-wear collections. We keep our sights glued on all countries, seasons, levels of craftsmanship, and genders for style inspiration. Thus, we're warming up our trendspotters with the men's fall/winter 2013 London Collections. Here are the unexpected trends we've spied from the week's dude fashion forecast.

MASKED MEN

Runway looks from Alexander McQueen and MAN at the Men's Fall/Winter 2013 London Collections.
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Kanye West closed out 2012 with a pair of high fashion face masks for his Revel Atlantic City concerts. Judging from this week's offerings via Alexander McQueen and MAN, 2013 might be the year the casual face mask becomes (a little more) mainstream!

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Wildfox Clueless

Wildfox channels 'Clueless' for Spring 2013.
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We love Wildfox Couture (duh). We love Clueless (even bigger duh). So when we heard firsthand a few months ago that the L.A. label, beloved by Beyonce and Katy alike, is taking cues from Amy Heckling's iconic '95 flick for its newest collection, we had a really, really tough time keeping this a secret. Luckily the cat's out of the bag, since the Wildfox girls have just unveiled the "Kids In America" Spring 2013 lookbook! And spoiler alert- it's cute. With Cher, Dionne, and yes, even Tai as muses, how could it not be? Seriously, just LOOK at the spot on re-enactment above. The '90s are back, people! But instead of Alaia, this time around it's all about Wildfox.

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