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2015 Style Predictions

New York Fashion Week tells us so much. The runway shows and designer reveals give us glimpses into the hottest trends on the horizon. The big problem? They tell us too soon. As you watch flirty frocks, bare legs and strappy sandals stomp the catwalk, you’re getting yourself ready to don sweaters and boots. With these tips you can spring ahead and start incorporating 2015’s hottest trends today.

The Shirt Dress

A classic shape gets some respect this spring, with turns on the traditional like double slits and drop waists. For today’s style, don this versatile dress with textured tights and booties. Uniqlo tackles two trends in one with their Flannel Checkered Shirt Dress, a nod to this winter’s patterned flannel love. Or keep your look extra feminine with the tiny geometrics on the Printed Shirt Dress.

A Royal Color

From lilac to eggplant, plum to lavender, purple is still the royalty of the runway. Rich and luxurious, this color of queens is the perfect way to get you out of the boring gray and black winter doldrums. With the chillier temps, stick with deeper shades and save the lighter ones for the spring. Uniqlo has tons of options, from shirts to dresses, gloves to belts. For just a pop of purple, layer the Heattech Sleeveless Top under a black cardi or wrap the Washed Narrow Color Belt around the waist of a cozy white sweater. To go all in, the Extra Fine Merino Cardi or the HeatTech Lounge Dress are stylish choices.

High Collars

Keeping things buttoned-up was an unexpected look walking down the runway for spring. Fashion gurus including Prada, D&G and Alexander McQueen were high and mighty with dress and shirt collars, from turtlenecks to Mandarin styles. This look is easy enough to rock, as we instinctively turn up our collars against winter’s cold anyway. The elegant Extra Fine Cotton Half Placket Long Sleeve Shirt works nicely with a high tuxedo shirt-inspired winged collar. The Uniqlo’s Cashmere Turtle Neck Dress also offers a simple yet stylish look in 100% luxurious cashmere.

‘70s Throwback

Channeling Ali McGraw in Love Story, there’s a rekindled love for the ‘70s decade this spring. But you can keep your tie-dye and intense bellbottoms in the attic because this is a subtle affair. A little hint here and there, you’ll see stores stocking up on denim, full-legged pants and midi-skirts. Get behind this disco decade from top to bottom with a ton of different shades and ways to wear denim.

Military Elements

With khaki coats, safari prints and camo-inspired pieces, there’s no hiding designers’ love for military. For spring, Ralph Lauren was big on safari, while Marc Jacob did up gorgeous military jackets. What’s your pleasure? Perfect for our chillier winter temps, try a Printed Long Silk Blouse with a feminine camouflage print, the Military long sleeve shirt or the Military Coat with a cozy faux fur hood trim.

Statements Stripes

Seen on nearly every single spring runway (think Tibi and Michael Kors), stripes will make a major statement this spring. Often considered a year-round favorite, adding them to your wardrobe is incredibly easy with Uniqlo. Pair the Light Cashmere Striped Sweater or Pure Blue Japan Stripe Crew Tee with a basic bottom, or mix things up by wearing the Extra Fine Merino Round Neck Dress with subtly textured tights.

With all these Uniqlo ways to invite spring fashion into your winter wardrobe, this is the type of forecast you can get behind.