(Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

Spring is just around the corner so get caught up on all the fashion and beauty trends you should be strutting down the streets of New York. By Carly Petrone.

Bright Lip

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(credit: narscosmetics.com)

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Be daring and rock a bright colored lip this spring! Bobbi Brown makes an adorable hot pink nourishing lip color called Cosmic Peony that’s completely buildable, thanks to its blend of avocado, babassu and jojoba oils. It goes on a little more sheer than a regular lipstick so you can control how much of a statement you’d like to make. Nars also has a great option for those looking for a more matte look. From pure matte lipsticks to lip pencils, you’ll be able to find a bright color with absolutely no sheen to it. Some of our favorites include Dragon Girl (vivid siren red), Mascate (bold red), and Carthage (hot pink). Keep the rest of your makeup simple and show off your gorgeous lips.

Slippers

(credit: Madewell)

(credit: Madewell)

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All hail the slipper! Finally, women can walk the streets of New York without having to bring a change of shoes in their purse. Gone are the days of uncomfortable heels because slippers are having their fifteen minutes of fame this season. Top designers like Gucci, Balenciaga, and Victoria Beckham all showed this trend at New York Fashion Week so make sure to get your pair. Look sharp in printed leather smoking slippers by Stuart Weitzman or grab a nude pair of Madewell’s Eli slipper flats to help put a simple yet chic look together in minutes. And if you really want to stock up, stop into the iconic Pearl River Mart in Soho for a beautiful pair of satin or straw slippers.

Updo’s

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If you like to wear your hair back in a ponytail, braid, or pigtails, you’re already ahead of the game. Models were seen rocking all three of these looks during Fashion Week and it makes sense since the temperatures will just start to get warmer. Whether you rock an updated graphic pigtail look or a tight high pony, you’ll definitely won’t have to worry about touching your hair all day long. Twisting or braiding your hair into knots may feel a bit 90’s, but it looks like that trend is back in. Because history repeats itself, right?

Reverse French Manicure

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(Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

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Let’s talk nails. This season’s trend is a twist on the traditional French manicure. Switch out that traditional white tip for a bold color or fun metallic shade. Create defined looks with a nail art pen or start out with an angular nail in order to create a different overall shape. Deborah Lippman carries colorful and metallic hues that pop, while it’s hard to go wrong with one of the bright colors from OPI’s New Orleans collection. The best part? You can switch up your look every day if you want.

Bucket Bags

(credit: J.Crew)

(credit: J.Crew)

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The bucket bag is back! It’s easy to be the “toast of the town” with Kate Spade’s adorable Champagne Bucket Bag while J.Crew makes a cross-body Tassel-Tie Bucket Bag in smooth leather that is both eye-catching and practical thanks to its drawstring closure. The best part is you can splurge on a Fringe Bruni Bucket from Rebecca Minkoff or stay on budget with a Faux Leather Bucket Bag from Forever 21. No matter what you want to spend, it’s easy to spot this fun retro look.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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