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Top 5 Fashion Must Haves For Spring 2011

 

Spring is officially here! With all of the hottest trends in fashion, it’s difficult to decide which items to invest in. Well, not to fear style savvy ladies, here’s a rundown of the most versatile and stylish fashion items for the warmer months ahead.

1.  Wide Leg Jeans

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Thanks to the 70s influence in fashion this spring, wide, flare and fuller leg jeans are making a comeback. Thank goodness for the fact that fashion always comes full circle, because many of us probably have a few pairs of wide leg jeans already in our closets. While skinny jeans will continue to be a strong trend, it’s all about creating womanly curves with fuller leg jeans for spring! Dress up your wide leg jeans like Kim Kardashian, with a feminine blouse and a sophisticated belt.

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2.  Peasant Top

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If you can only buy one fashion item this spring, I’d recommend the peasant top. The easy shape and versatility makes this piece great with shorts, skirts, or pants. And the boho chic flair will make you feel carefree on the hottest spring days. Coming in an array of colors, from simple white and bright chartreuse, to bold prints, a festive peasant top is the ideal addition to every fashionistas spring wardrobe. Take a cue from stylish stars like Taylor Swift and Vanessa Hudgens, who pair soft peasant blouses with skinnies for a cool and casual look.

Taylor Swift Peasant Blouse Vanessa Hudgens_Peasant Top

3.  Wedges

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Nothing says spring than a fantastic pair of wedges! Laidback, hippie chic styles are in for spring, from wedges with wood and cork soles to sandals with woven straps. Add a wedge to your shoe closet and you’ll be good through summer. Easily worn with both casual and dressy outfits alike, you can walk around all day in a wedge as they’re more comfortable than traditional high heels. Jennifer Aniston likes to show off her toned legs with shorts and neutral wedges, while Kate Hudson proves you can still be stylish when running errands with the kids!

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4.  Envelope Clutch

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The must have handbag for spring is the envelope clutch! Slim, sleek and sophisticated, the envelope bag is a classic wardrobe staple that goes with everything. Available in an array of colors for spring, and featuring embellishments from feminine rosettes to rocker inspired studs, there’s definitely a style for everyone. The envelope clutch is also the perfect bag to take you from day to night. For day, wear your bag slung across your body like Miley Cyrus, and at night, tuck in the strap for a sexy clutch like Victoria Beckham!

Miley Cyrus Envelope Bag Victoria Beckham Envelope Bag

5.  Breastplate Necklace

Burnished Medallion Necklace_Ann Taylor

Statement jewelry is taken to new heights this spring with super sexy, breastplate necklaces! While long, layered chains and necklaces will still be on trend, the pure simplicity of the breastplate necklace will be enough for every fashionista to add one to her jewelry box. A bold combination of mixed metals and medallions, this worldly inspired look is just the right amount of bling to transform any outfit! Jennifer Lopez knew how to rock her brass and crystal Lanvin breastplate necklace, by keeping the rest of her accessories simple!

Jennifer Lopez Breastplate Necklace

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Fall 2011 Fashion Preview

Another season of fashion weeks have passed, leaving fashionistas everywhere longing for the cooler months of fall. While you’re packing up your winter wardrobe for spring, you may want to take note of some of the hottest trends for fall, which may already be classic items in your closet from years past. After all, everything old and vintage is new again!

Fur was a major trend on the fall runways, showing up on everything from sophisticated stolls and wraps at Miu Miu, to novelty vests at Alexander McQueen.

Miu Miu Fall 2011_Fur

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011_Fur

While we’re used to seeing fur on staple fashion pieces like this lush Giorgio Armani jacket, some designers went the creative route, incorporating the trim as accents on dresses, blouses, and pants. The fur sleeves on this YSL dress were an unexpected twist to an otherwise traditional look.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2011_Fur YSL Fall 2011_Fur

Feminine lace continues to be a strong trend, with designers like Valentino and Bottega Veneta showcasing ladylike silhouettes with higher necklines and a-line skirts.

Valentino Fall 2011_Lace Bottega Veneta Fall 2011_Lace

On the flipside, 80’s inspired lace was featured in a fetish like fashion on the Lanvin and Chanel runways, with black lace on everything from leggings and blazers to maxi skirts.

Lanvin Fall 2011_Lace Chanel Fall 2011_Lace

While leather jackets of all styles have been must have items for fashionistas, expect the luxurious fabric to be a more dominant trend for fall. From this vibrant long sleeve dress at Marios Schwab to the leather panels on this asymmetrical design at Balenciaga, leather is definitely making a comeback.

MARIOS SCHWAB Fall 2011_Leather Balenciaga Fall 2011_Leather

Designers also went for glam grunge, such as Alexander McQueen’s slim cropped leather pants with zipper details, and Louis Vuitton’s show stopping laser cut dress with ladylike accents. The perfect combination of sweet and sexy!

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011_Leather Louis Vuitton Fall 2011_Leather

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