Top Trends for Spring

From neutrals and feathers to peek-a-boo mesh panels and schoolgirl chic, here's what's hitting stores this season.

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A model walks the runway at Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2010 Fashion at Bryant Park on Sept. 13 in in New York City.
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From neutrals and feathers to peek-a-boo mesh panels and schoolgirl chic, here's what's hitting stores this season.
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NEUTRAL TONES: The aesthetic here is simple, clean, and elegant -- dresses, in particular, are the focus of this pared-down look.
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Neutral Tones: Donna Karan, Spring 2010.
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Neutral Tones: Marc Jacobs, Spring 2010.
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Neutral Tones: Behnaz Sarafpour, Spring 2010.
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Neutral Tones: Christian Siriano, Spring 2010.
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Neutral Tones: Rachel Roy, Spring 2010.
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Neutral Tones: Erin Wasson for RVCA, Spring 2010.
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Neutral Tones: Christian Siriano, Spring 2010.
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Neutral Tones: Narciso Rodriguez, Spring 2010.
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PEEK-A-BOO: Exposed flesh is in no short supply this season. Designers are using cut-outs, slits, mesh, lace, and more to give a sexy little peek at the skin beneath their ornate pieces.
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Peek-a-Boo: Donna Karan, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Jill Stuart, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Behnaz Sarafpour, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Chado Ralph Rucci, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: James Wu, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Narciso Rodriguez, Spring 2010
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Peek-a-Boo: Marc Jacobs, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Michael Kors, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Preen, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Marchesa, Spring 2010
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Peek-a-Boo: Jill Stuart, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Rodarte, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Alexander Wang, Spring 2010.
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Peek-a-Boo: Doo.ri, Spring 2010.
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METALLICS: Recession? What recession? It's disco fever in many shops and boutiques this spring, with designers banking on glitz, sparkle, and shimmer to distract consumers' attention away from retail's continuing woes.
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Metallics: Jill Stuart, Spring 2010.
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Metallics: Derek Lam, 2010.
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Metallics: Proenza Schouler, Spring 2010.
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Metallics: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Spring 2010.
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Metallics: Preen, Spring 2010.
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Metallics: Diane von Furstenberg, Spring 2010.
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Metallics: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Spring 2010.
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Metallics: Michael Kors, Spring 2010.
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Metallics: Diane von Furstenberg, Spring 2010.
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FEATHERS: Dovetailing with the "who cares about the recession" theme, designers are taking a renewed interest in feathers for spring -- of all colors and textures. The frothy look added a playful levity to the runways, not unlike taking part in a fantastic carnival.
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Feathers: Chris Benz, Spring 2010
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Feathers: Jason Wu, Spring 2010.
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Feathers: Diane von Furstenberg, Spring 2010.
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Feathers: ADAM, Spring 2010.
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Feathers: Rodarte, Spring 2010.
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Feathers: Chado Ralph Rucci, Spring 2010.
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SCHOOL SPIRIT: Back-to-school season may be September, but the spring collections are packed with knee socks, preppy stripes, gym clothes, and academic blazers.
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School Spirit: Alexander Wang, Spring 2010.
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School Spirit: ADAM, Spring 2010.
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School Spirit: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Spring 2010.
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School Spirit: Anna Sui, Spring 2010.
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School Spirit: Rag & Bone, Spring 2010.
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LEISURE SUITS: Fall 2009 brought the "power suit" back to the foreground of fashion, but Spring 2010 heralds the return of leisure dressing -- attire fit for jet-setters and effortlessly put-together cool kids.
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Leisure Suits: ADAM, Spring 2010.
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Leisure Suits: Boy by Band of Outsiders, Spring 2010.
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Leisure Suits: Chris Benz, Spring 2010
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Leisure Suits: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Spring 2010.
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Leisure Suits: Vena Cava, Spring 2010.
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Leisure Suits: Richard Chai, Spring 2010.
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Leisure Suits: Rag & Bone, Spring 2010.
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