Top Picks: Spring Fashion Trends. PLUS: Fashion Week Peeps to Follow
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Have you considered what’s showing for Spring/Summer ‘11? We’ve got a shopping guide ready for you. Spring 2011 lines popped a few trends to the forefront:
Color Blocking: Check out W magazine’s bold accessories showing. Color is strong, contrasting, and makes a statement. Consider these choices from JCrew Collection: vivid pencil skirt, textured and rich leather pocket shirt, royal blue silk shirt and the duchesse short.
White?: Or is it Chalk? Pastel? Whatever you call it, it’s pale, chic, and just barely on the white spectrum. Take a look at Anthropologie’s riff on the trend with their Cloud Art Dress and Draped Denim Dress. Check the palette on JCrew’s washed crepe Nanene dress – nuances of color as well as one or two deep, rich tones.
Hemlines: Harper’s Bazaar shows long and billowy for the fresh weather.
Bohemian Chic: Consider this trend an extension on its long-running favor, with lace on your backpocket or pocketbook. Check out Lucky Brand Denim’s clever paisley block prints. Editors at W magazine don’t want you to travel style-less and put together a few trendy travel pieces for you.
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Quick Reference: As a whole, we’re happy to refer to the TallGirlTale’s Take on Nordstrom’s list of top 10 Spring Fashions. And the Shopping Girl’s fave must-read, Lucky Magazine, is favoring all of us with a list of Lucky Magazine’s list of Spring Trends on Sale.
Don’t Forget Fall! It’s doubtful the media will let you forget this is Fashion Week for Fall 2011. Here’s a little peek on Tom Ford and the new minimal shows trending right now from the New York Times Fashion pages. And don’t forget to take a peek at notes from the deep-in-the-trenches trend followers at WWD (formerly Women’s Wear Daily) – go straight to WWD.com/Eyescoop to find out what the retail buyers are seeing (and looking to put on the racks).
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I have a feeling the best-selling (and favorite) retail fashion pieces for Spring and Summer 2011 will fall in the chambray Palazzo Pants category, along with lacey white blouses and printed structured dresses. What’s your next piece to buy? And what are your favorite collections? Let us know with your comments, below.