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Leighteen scalloped headband by Petit Plume, $24.99; at

Leighteen scalloped headband by Petit Plume, $24.99; at shopruche.com. Photo Credit: Ruche

Spring is just around the corner, and there's no better way to beat the winter blues than getting a jump-start on updating your wardrobe. Say goodbye to drab, cold-weather looks and throw on some of the hottest Spring 2012 trends without breaking the bank. -- Nina Ruggiero

The look: Neons, especially tangerine, are sure to
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The look: Neons, especially tangerine, are sure to brighten spring style. Mix and match or stick to one bold hue. Designer: Nanette Lepore New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

Rare neon corset dress with neon belt, $59.98;
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Rare neon corset dress with neon belt, $59.98; at us.asos.com.

Quipid neon pink pumps, $26.99; at select Tilly's
Photo Credit: Tilly's

Quipid neon pink pumps, $26.99; at select Tilly's stores and tillys.com.

The look: Neons aren't for the faint of
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The look: Neons aren't for the faint of heart, but understated fashion doesn't have to be colorless. Pastels and sorbet shades are a classic feminine look for spring. The designer: Ralph Lauren New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

Crochet Yoke Boho top, $17.80, and acid wash
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Crochet Yoke Boho top, $17.80, and acid wash skinny jeans, $29.80; at select Forever 21 stores and forever21.com.

The look: Chic shorts are filling in for
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The look: Chic shorts are filling in for the usual pantsuit. Pair a colored or printed pair with a feminine blouse and a crisp blazer for a fresh take on sportswear. The designer: Vivienne Tam New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

Black and white palm printed shorts, $17.95; select
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Black and white palm printed shorts, $17.95; select H&M stores and hm.com.

Linen blazer in bright rose, $36.99; at select
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Linen blazer in bright rose, $36.99; at select Charlotte Russe stores and charlotterusse.com.

The look: Tribal inspired looks are making a
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The look: Tribal inspired looks are making a big statement with bold prints and strong colors. The designer: Michael Kors New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

Desert Nights tribal printed tank, $34; at select
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Desert Nights tribal printed tank, $34; at select Francesca's Collections stores and francescascollections.com.

Desert Nights metal collar necklace, $29; at select
Photo Credit: Urban Outfitters

Desert Nights metal collar necklace, $29; at select Urban Outfitters stores and urbanoutfitters.com.

The look: Tired of the same old prints?
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The look: Tired of the same old prints? Mix two favorites, such as florals and stripes, for a look that's far from ordinary. The designer: Charlotte Ronson New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

Kimchi floral printed eternity scarf, $29; at select
Photo Credit: Urban Outfitters

Kimchi floral printed eternity scarf, $29; at select Urban Outfitters stores and urbanoutfitters.com.

Striped jersey dress, $54.95; at select Gap stores
Photo Credit: Gap

Striped jersey dress, $54.95; at select Gap stores and gap.com.

The look: The roaring '20s are back, from
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The look: The roaring '20s are back, from flirty flappers to Gatsby-like elegance. The designer: Peter Som New York Fashion Week 2012

Tiered embellished dress, $19.80; at select Forever 21
Photo Credit: Forever 21

Tiered embellished dress, $19.80; at select Forever 21 stores and forever21.com.

Leighteen scalloped headband by Petit Plume, $24.99; at
Photo Credit: Ruche

Leighteen scalloped headband by Petit Plume, $24.99; at shopruche.com.

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