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7 Spring Trends to Wear If You Hate All the Mainstream Ones

Lauren Eggertsen

Trends are great and all until everyone you know is wearing essentially the same thing. I mean, how many times can we talk about bike shorts, sporty sandals, and tie-dye before it feels tired and boring? Whether or not you've tried the biggest spring 2019 trends for yourself, there's no denying you've either heard of them way too many times or have seen them over and over again on Instagram. If you're one of those girls who likes dressing on trend but not necessarily just like everyone else, or if you simply hate all the "mainstream" spring trends this year, we've got a solution for you—seven of them, to be exact.

Ahead, we chose some of the most saturated spring 2019 trends and provided a slightly lesser-known one for you to wear in its place. Over bike shorts? We've got a swap for that. Think tie-dye is lame? We found a print that will blow it out of the water. Including inspiring imagery, top-notch shopping, and compelling arguments to match, all the information below is about to blow your socks off in the trend department. Our only advice is to stock up on the selection ahead before everyone else does.

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Head-to-toe beige, heck, even the "stick of butter" movement is officially one of the most popular color trends we've seen in a while. Yes, it's easy to style due to its inherent neutrality, but there are some of us out there who like to wear as much color as possible throughout the spring season, and if color is what you want, tangerine is where we think you should start. This bright orange hue feels so fresh and isn't splattered all over town like, let's say, slime green. 

Shop the trend:

Tibi Decollette Wrap Pullover ($525)

Rejina Pyo Harley Leather Sandals ($545)

Rowan Rose Tartan Statement Pants ($762)

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I would be lying if I told you I wasn't wearing an oversize blazer while writing this, but after seeing the jacket style on Instagram hundreds of times a day, I'm very much on the hunt for something that feels new and exciting as far as lightweight outerwear goes. One trend that's been popping up recently is utility vests. The style is essentially two trends in one, as it's both a vest and a member of the utilitarian family. Wear this over dresses, white T-shirts, or over a sleek bra top for an unexpected third spring piece. 

Shop the trend:

& Other Stories Cotton Blend Workwear Vest ($129)

Ganni Sagamore Cotton-Blend Utility Gilet ($464)

Urban Outfitters UO Noelle Oversized Cargo Vest ($89)

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Sick of seeing shells on everyone from your neighbor to Instagram's biggest influencers? So are we. If you're in the mood for a trendy jewelry style that has nothing to do with shells, swap them out for pearls. Be it baroque or traditional, this classic jewelry trend is on its way back with designers like Wald Berlin and Timeless Pearly making the traditional idea of pearls feel fresh, finally.

Shop the trend:

Wald Berlin Toujour Amour Bracelet / Anklet ($168)

Timeless Pearly Baroque Pearl Necklace ($321)

Alighieri Dante's Shadow 24kt Gold-Plated Bronze Earrings With Baroque Pearls ($453)

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Some of you might have yet to even dabble in the psychedelic tie-dye trend, but for those of you who still wear your junior high camp T-shirts and call it retro, it's probably time to switch it up. This spring, we're swapping tie-dye for the stunning wallpaper print movement. We saw this trend surface more clearly on the F/W 19 runways, but brands like Reformation and Urban Outfitters are churning out affordable spring versions like it's no one's business. Could this finally be a floral that feels groundbreaking? Maybe. 

Shop the trend:

Laura Ashley UO Exclusive Winona Organza Button-Front Blouse ($89)

For Love & Lemons Monika Hook Front Mini Dress ($189)

Reformation Salina Top ($148)

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We made a whole case for these bad boys here, so we don't have much explaining left to do. In the event that you think sporty sandals are the ugliest thing to walk the earth since dad sneakers, then we have a feeling wedges might be right up your ally. 

Shop the trend:

Staud Billie Croc-Effect Leather Wedge Mules ($275)

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Olympia Wedges ($443)

Stella McCartney Slingback Wedge Pump ($765)

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We're still here for a spring-appropriate leather look, but if you really want to venture off the beaten trend path, try fringe adornments on all your warm-weather must-haves. Jacquemus is a fan favorite (no surprise there), but this "world traveler" vibe has really taken off, and our favorite way to wear it so far is via fringy pieces like the below. 

Shop the trend:

Jacquemus Cortese Fringed Bouclé Halterneck Maxi Dress ($1065)

3.1 Phillip Lim Finger Berber Skirt ($495)

Zara Faux Suede Fringed Jacket ($70)

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We've been talking about bike shorts for quite some time, and while they are certainly not going away anytime soon, it's more than valid to feel a bit sick of them. If you resonate with the previous statement, might we suggest taking quilted bike shorts for a spin instead? They are unique, comfortable, and will guarantee you receive more genuine compliments than your spandex shorts will earn. 

Shop the trend:

Ganni Ripstop Quilt Shorts ($315)

Jil Sander Quilted Shell Shorts ($720)

Sea Romy Shorts ($295)

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