Marc Jacobs ushered in their return with his fall 2013 runway show, and now the trickle down effect is complete: bold, graphic stripes are everywhere. But they've also had other periods of popularity (hello, '80s), so you should be able to find an awesome striped piece at a secondhand store super-easily.
black and white striped dress, $45, john roberts, etsy.com
Buy one to stay on pace with spring's sporty bomber jackets and baseball caps. (Plus, backpacks benefit with wear and tear, which isn't true of all handbags.)
The metallics Burberry put on their runways for spring 2013 looked Jetson-y furturistic, but really, intense metallics are not a novel thing. Instead of drooling over a $1,200 shiny leather pencil skirt on Net-a-Porter, scout a thrift stores for something tin foil-y that's also vintage.