A Tighter Shade of Pale Swing into spring (see what we did there?) with the freshest trends to hit our stores. Repeat offenders are back as expected—pastels, flowers, tailored shorts and flirty skirts—but this time they’re getting an edgy makeover. Try warm weather leather in sweet pastel shades, but keep the top simple. Think clean, crisp blouses and button-ups with multicolored statement necklaces and ladylike pointed pumps in neons, pastels or bold floral prints. So, in other words: dress like this red-headed cutie. Better yet, turn the page for Katie Kenny’s trend roundup. Or, as she likes to call it: “Things I will be spending the majority of next month’s paycheck on.” Ted Baker Spring Summer 2014 Collection: jacket, $TBC; top, $1,550; pants, $1,350; bag, $1,550; shoes, $1,695. Shop 147, 1/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2918-9609. This weather is seriously starting to get to me. Hot then cold; humid then skin-cracklingly-dry (gross, right?); sunny then smoggy—make your mind up, weather gods! I’ve decided to look ahead to a happier and less bipolar spring season, and there’s no harm in jazzing up your closet if you keep it below a certain price point—or if the trend is one that works as an investment piece. We’ve got to beat the blues somehow, don’t we? (Scroll down for even more inspiration for each trend!) A Sheer Thing Dress, $599, H&M Shop 1050 and 2072 -76, Elements Mall, 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, 2196-8391. Shining Example Jacket, $6,890, Claudie Pierlot Shop 3085B, 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2217-9677. Sparkles and Studs Dress, $3,290, Ba&sh @ Rue Madame Shop 3082A, 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2234-7880. Crisp Shirt Shirt, $1,000, Jack Wills Shop L02, 77 Leighton Rd., Causeway Bay, 3105-1798. Work of Art Bag, $9,990, Kenzo @ On Pedder 1/F, New World Tower, 18 Queen’s Rd., Central, 2118-3489. Short Story Shorts, $2,280, Shanghai Tang 1 Duddell St., Central, 2525-7333. Blooming Bouquet Clutch, $522, Asos www.asos.com Love At First Blush Leather pants, $10,445, Maje Shop 1052A, 1/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2234-7396. Ebony and Ivory Shoes, $310, Peter Pilotto for Target @ Net-a-Porter www.net-a-porter.com . The Class Flirt Skirt, $1,100, MO&Co. @ LAB Concept Queensway Plaza, 93 Queensway, Admiralty, 2118-6008. Here's even more inspiration for Spring '14 A Sheer Thing Top, MO&Co.; top, Sessun @ Rue Madame Shining Example Bag, Anteprima; clutch, Mischa (LAB Concept Shoespace, Queensway Plaza, 93 Queensway, Admiralty); skirt, H&M; belt, H&M; belt, Anteprima Sparkles and Studs Bags, Asos Crisp Shirt Shirt, Club Monaco ( Shop 525, 5/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson St., Causeway Bay, 2118-3515) Work Of Art Dress and skirt, H&M Short Story Shorts, Club Monaco Blooming Bouquet Dress and top, Peter Pilotto for Target @ Net-a-Porter; skirt, Essentiel @ Rue Madame; top, MO&Co. Love At First Blush \\ Cardigan, Ted Baker; blazer, Claudie Pierlot (Shop 3085B, 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2217-9677) Ebony and Ivory Sunglasses, Peter Pilotto for Target @ Net-a-Porter; hat, Club Monaco; bag, Asos; dress, Innamorato @ Rue Madame; bag, MO&Co.; top, Sessun @ Rue Madame The Class Flirt Skirts, Essentiel @ Rue Madame; Asos; H&M Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , tweet me @Katie_Kenny or tag me on Instagram @katekatiekatharine.