Start wearing these spring trends now: from left, wide-leg pants at Christian Dior, white at Calvin Klein and ruffles at Talbots. Photos: Seth Wenig, FIL/AP Photo; Francois Guillot, AFP/Getty Images; Talbots.com

True, the streets are snow-covered, the sidewalks are slushy and that parka of yours is taking some serious abuse.

But the March fashion magazines are flooding our mailboxes, and the spring styles are hitting stores. Yep, our wardrobes are in need of a warm-up.

Here's the good news: It's totally possible to buy spring trends now and, with a little creative styling, be able to wear them before the big thaw.

We turned to style and beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson and eBay Creative Director Andrea Linett for tips on making spring clothing winter-friendly.

Just add black. "Wear all those colorful spring dresses you see in stores now by wearing them with black opaque stockings," Stephenson tells StyleList. "The look is graphic, cool and perfect for now. This spring, trade in the stockings for bare skin. All that neon against tan skin equals heaven!"

White out. "White is the biggest color trend on the runways for spring, and it's all about wearing it in an elegant, pared down, modern way," Stephenson says. "Calvin Klein best showed off the new way of wearing white with a less-is-more attitude and the focus on fit and sophistication. Thakoon showed his white with a groovy-girl edge, which, although still sharp, gave it more of the youth quake his customers love."

Linett agrees.

"I love white jeans with a peacoat for now," she tells StyleList.

Go big with wide-leg pants. "They come in a variety of waist heights, from super-high '70s to lower-slung and can be worn now -- providing the streets are slush free -- with a high-heel ankle boot and chunky turtleneck or a tailored button-down and wool blazer," Linett says.

A ruffle a day keeps the doctor away. "Many mass retailers like Talbots, Ann Taylor and J. Crew have loads of great ruffled shirts this spring," Stephenson says. "Whether it's a ruffle chambray tank or the ruffles on your tiered skirt, a little ruffle goes a long way and sweetens up everything you wear. I pair spring's ruffles right now under my most masculine suits and boyfriend cardies. It makes even the most casual clothes in my closet seem supersexy."

Warm up long, flowy spring dresses. "They look great even now with woolly tights, boots and an oversize cardigan," Linett says. "I recently bought an amazing men's cashmere one on eBay, and my husband and I fight over it!"

Brighten things with saturated colors. "They're everywhere and are a nice way to cheer yourself up when it's still nasty outside," Linett says. "I would wear a bright top peeking from under a neutral (camel or charcoal) sweater, or, if you're daring, a bright skirt or trousers with the same kind of neutral top."

Time for a peep show. "Some of spring's sexiest shoes are peep-toes with a wedge heel, so if showing your toes is a scare, then dare to wear your peep-toes with a shear or opaque stocking or even a fun-colored sock," Stephenson says.

Go ladylike with a fuller skirt. "They can be worn with opaque tights and pumps along with a shrunken cashmere cardigan or a tweedy little jacket," Linett says.

The new headband. "Replace your headband with a rolled-up scarf, '70s style," Stephenson says. "Even try it over your updos."

Accessories are always in season. "All of the statement necklaces can be worn right away," Linett says. "I also love a high-heel sandal with socks or tights. I would just steer clear of obvious summery stuff like straw hats and beachy jewelry like shells and coral. I do, however, love a straw bag in the winter, à la 'Annie Hall.'"

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