Fashion trends move at the speed of light, so the key is to watch the runway trends and incorporate them as soon as possible into your wardrobe. Why wait months to let the inspiration hit your wardrobe? Stay ahead of the fashion game with these on-trend spring 2011 items that you can wear now.
1. Go punk with Balmain. Since the Christophe Decarnin-designed Balmain collections have been fairly consistent in their rock-punk chic aesthetic, you’ll be right on trend in this season’s Balmain. We hear next season follows the same aesthetic!
2. Get inspired by India and snap up pieces from Ranjana Khan’s jewelry line. She’s Naeem Khan‘s wife, and is responsible for the jewelry on the designer’s Spring/Summer 2011 runway.
3. Work menswear into your wardrobe. From boyfriend jackets to slim trousers, man-inspired clothes were all over the runway. Check out Timo Weiland; the brand is known for its expertly tailored garments. They’ve also got a number of menswear pieces that are cut slim and can easily fit a female body.
4. Opt for high-shine fabrics for eveningwear. Halston Heritage has a number of affordable alternatives to the glamorous floor-sweeping gowns seen on many runways.
5. Akris Punto Asymmetrical Zip Motorcycle Jacket by Christopher Bailey for Burberry Spring 2011 style.
6. Derek Lam flat platforms which mirror the Spring 2011 shoes seen on the Marc Jacobs runway.
7. Orange will be huge next spring. The succulent hue was seen everywhere from dresses at the Versus Spring/Summer 2011 show, to the eye makeup on the models at Derek Lam’s show. You can’t go wrong working a touch of this vibrant color into your wardrobe!
8. No longer reserved for dorky tourists, belt purses were seen everywhere from Hermes to Emilio Pucci. It’s go big or go home with this trend, so opt for something fun like this Bling Sequin purse from Patricia Field.
9. Flared bottoms will be back in a big way, especially if Rachel Zoe’s collection takes off! Get in on this trend now by opting for bell bottom jeans.
10. Taking a nod from the tassel trim on dresses seen at Pucci, work tassel trim into your ready-to-wear, shoes, scarves, or even handbags.