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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.

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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!

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5.  Breastplate Necklace

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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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Spring 2011 Accessory Trends – Breastplate Necklaces

The hottest jewelry trend for spring is bold and definitely makes a statement! While long, layered chains and necklaces will still look pretty, the must have jewelry item for the sunny months ahead are breastplate necklaces. A bold combination of mixed metals and medallions, this worldly inspired look is just the right amount of bling to transform any outfit!

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Look like a modern goddess in a flowing white maxi dress paired with this Grecian inspired breastplate necklace from Jennifer Elizabeth.

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The perfect complement to the boho chic peasant blouses of spring is a cool and casual necklace. For an easy look, try a gold chain medallion like this one from Fossil.

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The retro glam feel of this Sachin + Babi breastplate necklace would complete any evening look, from a soft fringe dress to a pretty blouse.

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This Chan Luu fringe necklace with rhinestones would add some serious drama to your little black dress. So simple and sexy, there’s no need for any other accessories with this statement making piece!

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The key to wearing these bold necklaces is to let them shine! Feel free to mix and match, pairing chains in mixed metals, medallions in different colors, and necklaces of all lengths. Have fun accessorizing for spring!

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Spring 2011 Accessory Trends – Envelope Handbags

The latest handbag trend for spring is super stylish and versatile, and the perfect piece to add to any fashionistas closet! The oversized hobos and satchels from last season will still be on trend, but the newest “it” bag for spring is the envelope handbag! Slim, sleek and so sophisticated, the envelope bag is like a great pair of black stiletto pumps, a classic wardrobe staple that goes with everything.

For spring, envelope bags will come in a rainbow of fun colors, from neon pink, orange and teal to more neutral tones like yellow and tan. This trendy envelope clutch from TopShop is an affordable option for those that don’t want to break the bank.

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There’s nothing more chic and classic then reptile accessories, and the Rampage Embossed Faux Leather Clutch is no exception. Popular on both shoes and handbags for spring, exotic skin accessories are items that every style savvy gal should have in her wardrobe!

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Bold, rocker inspired details will also be a big trend. Chains and chunky zippers are a fun way to add edge to your look, like on the Anderson Zipper Clutch from Handbag Heaven.

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For an unexpected pop of color, have fun with the 70’s inspired color block trend. Clutches like this one from Lipsy feature pretty color combinations, and would definitely add some spice to a date night ensemble.

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For a more casual look, opt for a cross body envelope bag with a versatile strap like the Kate Envelope Bag from Handbag Heaven. This laidback style would be perfect for everyday activities like running errands or shopping till you drop!

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No matter what your style, there is definitely an envelope bag for every fashionista! Happy shopping!

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SAG Awards 2011 Fashion Review – Spring Trend Alert – Bold Red

The biggest names in TV and film hit the red carpet on Sunday night for the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Another beautiful weekend in Hollywood meant clear skies and the perfect weather for all the hottest trends of the moment, from strong colors and metallics, to belted looks and tea length hems. The biggest style statement for the night was BOLD RED – fabulous gowns in bohemian and classic styles that commanded attention. Such a sexy and powerful color, red can often be a difficult hue to pull off. But, with a few helpful tips from our favorite leading ladies, we’ll all be drop RED gorgeous in no time!

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Julianna Marguiles looked effortlessly chic in this YSL strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. With such a commanding color, it’s important to keep the rest of your accessories simple. Her striking raven hair is pulled back in a clean ponytail, showing off her beautiful face. Jewels are minimal yet elegant, with dazzling chandelier earrings in a modern shape, a classic black clutch and matching peep toe pumps. For many women, red can be an intimidating color to wear, day or night. The key is to not over do it – pair a romantic red blouse with slim pants for day, or a sexy red dress with nude pumps and dainty accessories. Take a cue from The Good Wife, less is more – let the dress (and you) be the star!

Actress Julianna Margulies arrives at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.Boho Red

Black Swan star, Mila Kunis, looked ravishing in a sexy bohemian inspired floral print gown from Alexander McQueen. Her beachy brunette waves and sultry smoky eyes were the perfect complement to her show stopping look. This spring, boho and hippie chic styles will be popular from head to toe. And a great way to have fun with this eclectic style is to play with prints. Bold color combinations of fiery red, blood orange, and warm neutrals would look amazing on every woman. For the more daring, pair a floral printed, floor grazing maxi dress like Mila’s with some sexy gladiator heels. And for the more conservative fashionistas, spice up your jeans and a tee with a funky geometric printed scarf and some cage strap wedges!

Actress Mila Kunis arrives at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Old Hollywood Red

Nothing says Old Hollywood Glamour than classic red. 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden looked like Hollywood royalty in a charming crimson red strapless gown from BCBG Max Azria Atelier. The draping on the bodice, ruffle detailing, and embellishment at the waist added a feminine elegance to this chic gown. Her soft wavy hair was swept to one side, while her shoes, bracelets, and handbag were just the right amount of sparkle to complete the look. When donning red for Valentine’s Day or date night, stay sweet and demure like Katrina by selecting classic pieces with soft lines, simple accents, and refined accessories. Starlets of yesteryear played up their assets with just a few key items, from bold red lipstick and body hugging gowns, to stunning ruby jewels and fabulous stiletto heels. There’s nothing classy about rocking red from head to toe!

Actress Katrina Bowden arrives at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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