Fashion 8 Ways to Update Your Spring Wardrobe By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 4, 2011 @ 04:06PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Imaxtree, Courtesy Day Birger 8 Ways to Update Your Spring Wardrobe 01 of 08 Ballet-Inspired Dresses Imaxtree, Courtesy See by Chloe Pretend you're a Black Swan-or a white or even ecru one-in a flowing arabesque-ready gown like those shown on the Chloe runway. Need a slightly less ethereal (read: see-through) design? This one should do the double pique trick. Chiffon dress, See by Chloe, $520; visit net-a-porter.com for stores. 02 of 08 '70s Single-Sleeve Tops Imaxtree, Courtesy Halston Heritage Bring a little Studio 54 into your wardrobe (sans the Bianca Jagger white horse) with a flowy shoulder-baring blouse from Marc Jacobs. Pair one with an equally slouchy skirt for a disco goddess effect or add to slim-fitting jeans for a more millennial take. Polyester top, Halston Heritage, $245; net-a-porter.com. 03 of 08 Lace Skirts Imaxtree, Courtesy Marc by Marc Jacobs Go seductive in lingerie-inspired black and white pieces like those seen at Nina Ricci. A full skirt with a lace overlay can sweetly sashay from office to cocktail hour-even without an accessory swap. Polyester skirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $445.58; mytheresa.com. 04 of 08 Colorblock Dresses Imaxtree, Courtesy H&M Come on, get happy in a cheerful colorful dress like those from Prabal Gurung's spring collection. Add patent sandals to a smile-inducing sheath for a full nod to the mod. Wool dress, H&M, $40; visit hm.com for store locations. 05 of 08 Denim Shirts Imaxtree, Courtesy TopShop Y'all listen up: the jean shirt is no longer tied to the hokey western yoke. Try a loose denim tunic like Stella McCartney's subtle design for spring. Or this simple shell silhouette looks equally chic with slim trousers or shorts in a bright print. Cotton top, Topshop, $60; topshop.com. 06 of 08 Striped Tunics Imaxtree, Courtesy United Bamboo Sporty rugby stripes have never looked as girly as they did on the Isabel Marant runway for spring. A more muted version conjures a romantic boho vibe when layered over a floral skirt. Cotton tunic, United Bamboo, $138; lagarconne.com. 07 of 08 Boldly Printed Pieces Imaxtree, Courtesy Ann Taylor The secret to mixing eye-popping patterns? Choose graphic designs in the same color family a la Diane von Furstenberg. For a more conservative take on the trend, opt for a sleeveless sheath in a single oversize print. Silk dress, Ann Taylor, $158; anntaylor.com. 08 of 08 Embellished Leather Jackets Imaxtree, Courtesy Day Birger You don't need a motorcycle to rock these leathers. Sparkling embellishment (like the studs on Burberry's cropped runway version) add a feminine touch to tough biker cuts. Leather jacket, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, $560; net-a-porter.com.