2011 had some fantastic trends (long skirts and palazzo pants), some surprising ones (backpacks), and some that just won’t go away (I'm eyeing you, fur vests, studs, and leopard). Here’s a look at some of the year’s top fashion trends.
Legs got some breathing room in 2011 with the palazzo pant trend.
Boot Leg Pants
Just as jeans and menswear-inspired suiting were getting as tight and skinny as they possibly could, the boot leg had a comeback.
Whether confined to accessories or worn head-to-toe, leopard didn’t budge an inch from its place as a top trend in 2011.
Real or faux, fur vests are still all the rage…thank you Rachel Zoe.
This trend can be traced back to Raf Simons' epic Spring 2011 Jil Sander collection.
Arm parties, AKA stacked bracelets, were rampant this year thanks in large part to The Man Repeller.
Image: Lucky Magazine
Don’t have, don’t like, or can’t afford the omnipresent Proenza Schouler PS1? Don't fret, there are countless other satchels if you’re looking to get in on this still-going-strong trend of 2011.
Brands ranging from Tory Burch to The Row came out with backpacks this year, and from the looks of the Spring 2012 runways, they won’t be going anywhere next year.
Peter Pan Collar
Favored by countless celebrities including Alexa Chung and Hailee Steinfeld this is one adorable trend that could stand to stick around through 2012.
Peplum dresses, tops, skirts – in 2011 we saw it all.