New Fashion Trends for 2011

When you are shopping this year you will want to be mindful of the latest new fashion trends for 2011 and be on the lookout for great ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe and individual style.  Today we’re going to highlight a new trend in style of tops, trends in lengths and trends in color and patterns.

As for style trends for tops you will see looser fits.  Lots of wide, long tops ranging from the retro Flashdance inspired baggy sweatshirt top that you can rock with leggings or jeans or jeggings as they will still be popular.  You will see tops that are tunic length and many that are wider in the waist and shoulders giving you a distinctive look from the short fitted tops of seasons past.  You will also find peasant blouses back in full steam this year.  Frilly lightweight, sheer fabrics with solid colors or patterns with ruffles and/or ties at the waist will be big this upcoming season.

Another trend that you will continue to see this season is the popularity of cropped jackets.  This trend is working its way into sweaters with lots of cropped sweaters and cardigans for your more casual attire.   Cropped jackets or blazers adorned with epaulets, buttons, zippers and many more accent details will be all the rage this season.  You’ll see the magazines showcase these jackets with long tops underneath and often over leggings or skinny jeans.  Of course, you will want to work these into your wardrobe as you like to fit your own individual style, but this short cropped length is a big trend this season.

In 2011 you are sure to see lots of great patterns ranging from python prints or floral patterns all the way to more subtle infusions of tie dye.  You’ll most definitely want to look for great tops with the patterns that suit your individual style.   This season bright colors will be popular. Be on the lookout for coral colors, blues and purples.  You will also see lots of clothing utilizing shimmer and shine with the use of fabrics instead of more matte fabrics and colors.  Satins, sequins and sheer are our rule of thumb this season.  Patterns will range from distinctive animal prints like python to bold floral patterns, lots of elements of tie dye patterns and of course stripes in a host of great fabrics and distinctive style tops.

Of course how you choose to utilize these trends is completely up to you, but we think you’ll find having a piece or two that fit these trends will help spruce up your wardrobe for 2011.  Also don’t think that you will have to spend a small fortune on these fashion trends.  In keeping with the prior year trends you’ll see these trends implemented in the high end lines as well as in the more economical lines so it won’t simply be a trend you see on the runway.   We recommend investing in a few great pieces with these trends that you can wear for years to come.

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Fashion Trends from Fashion Week 2009 – Part 1

Fashion Week 2009 wouldn’t be Fashion Week if we weren’t able to glean fabulous fashion trends for the upcoming season from the typical creative, bold pieces that debut at Fashion Week!  In this current economic market where all the news about doom and gloom keeps us shoppers far more conscientious about our spending, we thought we would touch on a few of the trends that can be implemented in more economic fashions for those of us who can only dream about buying those couture fashions at the moment.

Fashion Trend # 1 – We loved the use of bold colors.  We are seeing lots of purple, the smokey shade we have previously mentioned in our  blog posts, but also bold shades of purple with blue hues, so it isn’t the same Joker color purple that seems so circa 1980 now.

Splendid Clothing Blurple 2009 Fashion Trend Color

Splendid Clothing Blurple 2009 Fashion Trend Color

One of our favorite tops in this blue/purple is the Modal Jersey with Silk Cotton Voile SS Scoop Neck with Buttons by Splendid.  We love this Splendid Tee because it is full of feminine details with the gathered and puffed sleeve, the buttons in the center of the scoop neck and of course the bold “Blurple” color.  We also saw other colors like yellow, orange, green, brown and those metallic shades that are so popular right now.

Splendid Clothing Rayon Slub Boatneck Top Color Trends

Splendid Clothing Rayon Slub Boatneck Top Color Trends

Don’t throw out your grey clothing just yet either.  Grey and that smokey shade of grey will still be big this fall.  We love the different shades of grey ranging from darker charcoal shades such as Splendid’s “Coal” version of the Rayon Slub Boatneck which we also carry in “Russet” a bold shade of Orange.

So the key takeaway for those of us who are looking for budget conscious clothing these days: adding a few key pieces in bold colors is a great way to keep your wardrobe hip and trendy while still watching your check book.  As illustrations, both of these tops by Splendid are economical ways to still bring a bold bit of color to give your current wardrobe an upgrade with a fashionable piece that won’t break the bank.

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