Glam Slam: The Friday Five: Looking Ahead At Spring Trends

If you’re getting tired of all your heavy sweaters and coats and scarves and boots, take a little mental style vacation with an early glimpse at some of the big trends for spring courtesy of InStyle!

TRY: The Bold Palette
Now is not the time for shrinking violets. Big, brash, fruit-punchy color is back, and this time it’s full-body. (Hello Jessica Alba!)

TRY: Leather
Yes, you’re reading this right. A mainstay of fall and winter collections, leather is now the fabric of choice for warm-weather looks too.

TRY: Ruffles
On the spring runways, the ruffle brought a flirty accent to necklines, sleeves, and hems. (Just like InStyle’s cover girl Amanda Seyfried’s gorgeous black Balenciaga, pictured above!)

TRY: The A-Line Silhouette
Making the grade in 2013: this crisp, ultra-flattering shape, especially noticeable when done in a solid hue.

TRY: The Sandal-Boot
One of the most interesting accessory fusions we’ve seen in this marriage of a gladiator’s warrior feel with the sexiness of an open-toe heel.

The January issue of InStyle hits newsstands today!

-- Ryan Patterson

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