Friday, January 13, 2012

10 Style Items You Need to Own This Year

Who needs resolutions? When it comes to taking on the new year in style, what you really need are just a few wardrobe additions. Taking into account the Spring 2012 runways and expected evolution of last year’s must-haves, here are 10 pieces you’ve got to get your hands on. From 24-karat nail color to a modern twist on the pantsuit, read on for the top picks.
1. Something Orange:
Tangerine is the official shade of the Spring 2012 season. (At least according ti the experst at Pantone.) Try on a citrus-colored coat for major impact, or start small with an ornage carryall or chiffon top. ASOS Twill Coat Belt, $72.72,

2. Peplum Skirt:
Feminine peplums whittle your waist and accentuate your curves—what's not to love? Alice and Olivia Natasha Peplum Pencil Skirt, $198,
3. Gold Nail Polish:
Chanel never fails to set trends with their groundbreaking nail colors. For Pre-Fall 2012, they're releasing a shimmering golden shade called Diwali—meaning gilded digits are gonna be huge in the coming year. In the time being, try this shade from Deborah Lippman. Deborah Lippman Nail Polish in Nefertiti, $16,
4. The Little White Dress:
LWDs have been sharing the sartorial spotlight with LBDs for several seasons now, a development sure to continue well into 2012. It's definitely time to pick up your first—or add another to your closet. Carven Asymmetric Taffeta Dress, $380,
5. Mesh Top:
Athletic accents and silhouettes were all over the spring runways. A mesh tank, tee or topper in a statement shade is an easy way to work the sporty look into your own wardrobe. Nightcap Clothing Mesh Lace Sweatshirt, $176,
6. Pastel Blazer:
Popular neons are taking a backseat to rich pastels as we head into 2012. Slip into a double-breasted or boyfriend-style blazer in mint green, lemon or cotton-candy pink. Forever 21 Single Button Boyfriend Blazer, $27.80,
7. Woven Clutch:
As we head into a new year, it's time to streamline your routine. A sleek little clutch is perfect for carrying your essentials. And textural finishes like raffia or woven leather are particularly on-trend. Diane von Furstenberg Lytton Raffia Small Clutch, $295,
8. Shorts Suit:
The classic Bianca Jagger-esque pantsuit is getting abbreviated. In pretty pale hues or bold florals, a tailored jacket and cropped shorts make a perfect pairing. Topshop Co-Ord Fluid Blazer, $120,
8. Shorts Suit:
Topshop Co-Ord Fluid Shorts, $70,
9. Wedges:
Modernized with sleek straps and narrower heels, the stiletto's comfier cousin is having a moment. Kate Spade New York Farrel, $250,
10. Flapper Frock:
When stocking your closet with new party dress options for 2012, look to the Roaring Twenties. Fringed, beaded and drop-waisted styles will have you channeling Daisy Buchanan in no time. Theory Aliada Fringe Dress, $262.50,

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