1. GEOMETRY SET
Get out your protractors! Angular patterns are popping up on lots of spring racks. We like them best in lightweight knit pieces like this Joe Fresh crewneck ($29, 585 Queen West, 416-361-6342, and others, joefresh.com).
2. PRINTED PANTS
From jailbird stripes to painterly motifs, trousers are stealing statement status this season. Jovonnista's wide-legged version ($162, Bicyclette Boutique, 880 Queen West, 416-532-8048, shopbicyclette.ca) mashes up all the patterns in a relaxed fit.
3. THE PLATFORM-LESS HEEL
After years of sky-high soles, spring's new footwear options are in some ways more down-to-earth, but compensate for the lack of a platform with towering stiletto heels. Try Nine West's Goulding style ($120, Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge, 416-977-8126, and others, ninewest.ca) in black-and-white.
4. WOOD BAUBLES
On a wardrobe budget? Courage My Love is loaded with affordable wooden bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings like these mid-sized hoops ($6, 14 Kensington, 416-979-1992).
5. CROSS-BODY BAGGAGE
The newest version of Ela's Chibi Lady bag hits two trend targets with its cross-body style and studded rose-gold hue ($478, elahandbags.com).