Happy New Year everyone!  How was your first week of 2011?  The new year is always a reflection of the past, resolutions for the new and dreams of the spring season can only lead to the inevitable: spring cleaning. Sure, I may be jumping ahead of myself with Spring. But if your resolution is to curb that shopping habit of yours, keep in mind the trends from 2010 that will last you all through the warmer parts of 2011.

1. Neutrals
Keep all your camel-colored options from 2010 and gear them up for this year by mixing them with 2011’s new black: white.

(from left) Ports 1961 Spring 2011, Chloe Resort 2011, Jenni Kayne Resort 2011

2. Prints, Prints, Prints

Don’t put away all your bold stripes, floral silks, geometric patterns and animal prints just yet. Prints had a soft return for the Resort and Spring runways, so continue to mix and match your favorite patterns. Don’t forget to add texture and add a touch of retro. The 70’s are back for 2011.

(from left) 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2011, Marc Jacobs Spring 2011, Emilio Pucci Resort 2011.

3. Crop Tops

Like it or not, the cropped top is here to stay. Crop tops are effortless chic way to show off that vintage belt on your high-waisted pants or skirt. Keep the 2011 minimalist trend here by sticking with solids.

(from left) Derek Lam Resort 2011, Jill Stuart Spring 2011, Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Resort 2011.

4. The Long Skirt/Maxis

2010 was the year of the skirt. Get rid of those potentially unflattering minis but keep the longer skirts around. 2011 is full of beautiful, lengthy skirts or maxi dresses with a lower hem. Instant feminine chic!

(from left): Paul & Joe Spring 2011, Jil Sander Spring 2011, Vena Cava Spring 2011

5. Suiting Up

Remember all those longer blazers your bought this past year that lasted you through work and nights out? Keep them around as they are continuing to pop up all over runways. Freshen yours up for 2011 by getting the sleeves hemmed or even cut them off for a fresh take on the piece.

(from left) Chloe Resort 2011, Lanvin Spring 2011, Matthew Williamson Resort 2011

Hope you like this list! This is my first official post on MsGlitzy.com. Feel free to share your take on this topic and I look forward to hear from you!

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