article_ss2014-wardrobe-essentials.jpgNothing gets us more excited than new trends. And while we already have an idea of what to expect in stores for Autumn/Winter 2014 (what with Fashion Week coming to a close in Paris), what we should be focusing on now is the upcoming spring/summer season.

Ready to meet your wardrobe must-haves for the first half of 2014? Bring out your shopping lists out and jot these suggestions down!

1. THE JUMPSUIT
As an alternative to the effortless dress, slip on a languid jumpsuit. Pack it for your next beach getaway as a cover-up during the day and with metallic accessories at night.
(Photo courtesy of Ever New)

2. THE MODERN MULE
Not since the '90s have the fashion folk been this excited about mules (or step-ins, if you ask your mom).
Sleek, minimal, and very chic, they're a heaven-sent alternative to frustratingly complicated strappy heels.
(Photo courtesy of Aldo)

3. THE OXFORD SHIRT
This season, the classic button-down isn't just for the office. Wear it with a slitted pencil skirt for night and crisp shorts for the weekend.
(Photo courtesy of Warehouse)

4. THE FLORAL DRESS
Floral dresses are to spring what sequined frocks are to the holidays. When picking a print, think loud, lush, and in your face.
(Photo courtesy of Kate Spade)

5. THE PALAZZO PANTS
While skinnies will never go out of style, palazzo pants are perfect for summer's free-spirited vibe. Wear it to work, play, and everything in between.
(Photo courtesy of Mango)

6. THE TEA-LENGTH SKIRT
Longer lengths for the hot summer months? Shocking but true! Give those minis a rest by slipping a skirt that hits between your calves and ankles. Shape-wise, nipped at the waist and flared at the hips is the way to go.
(Photo courtesy of Zara)

7. THE PLEATED SKIRT
Don't let the season pass by without purchasing something pleated. We particularly love plissé skirts in a soft hue and lightweight fabric—so romantic fluttering in the wind.
(Photo courtesy of Dorothy Perkins)

8. THE CHUNKY SANDAL
Time to take those trusty Birks out of retirement! Like the mule, this '90s staple is making a comeback. While we're sure they'll be available in an array of colors and finishes in no time, we stay to stick to neutrals in classic leather.
(Photo courtesy of Birkenstock)

9. THE PASTEL BAG
The runways were awash with the prettiest candy hues this season. Not quite ready to sink your teeth into the whole look? Get your sugary dose with a ladylike purse in a sweet shade.
(Photo courtesy of DKNY)

10. THE MATCHING SEPARATES
Coordinating pieces are all the rage this season. And they aren't just charming; they're extremely versatile, too! Wear them as a set, or mix and match each piece with your other tops and bottoms.
(Photo courtesy of Topshop)

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