It's a well known fact that creativity is one of the most important aspects when it comes to creating beautiful outfits that highlight your personality and make you stand out. For the spring summer season of 2011 designers have decided to encourage an eclectic chic attitude offering several interesting and stylish alternatives as inspiration.

Sometimes bending some conventional style rules is absolutely necessary if you want to be noticed for your unique style. Eclectic combinations can be a source of innovation and excitement for those who know how to make this look seem studied and well created but they can prove to be a dangerous style choice for those who are unclear as to where the line should be crossed between a certain degree of originality when it comes to dressing and going overboard to the point of committing faux pas.

Eclectic combinations, which tend to be very popular among indie fashion lovers as well as those who prefer a boho style have been present in many combinations of some of the most influential fashion designers of the moment. The different visions have lead to great variety of style suggestions women can use in order to update their style. Interesting style merges bold color combinations as well as interesting texture are all elements that can be used to create the desired effect and add a touch of edginess to your outfits.

Proenza SchoulerPeter SomRodarteTimo Weiland

Mixing bold colors and different print styles can be a tricky decision, however collections like Proenza Schouler, Timo Weiland or Altuzarra manage to challenge our limits by demonstrating how the right colors as well as prints styles be cleverly combined to get unusual yet fashionable outfit styles. If sometimes the secret relies in choosing strong colors in very similar tones, at other times the best idea is to keep the the same print style and choose a more neutral shade.

Combining a few shades from a similar color palette is and playing with fabric textures is another interesting idea that can be used. Peter Som as well as Rodarte offer two different variations of this idea, depending on which styles appeals to you the most. While applying patches strategically can transform a simple pant suit, a lace dress with discreet prints and other fabric applications can be the best alternative for those who want a more romantic style with a twist.

If geometric patterns or designs match your tastes a little more, embracing the latest fashion trends in a slightly different manner can be an interesting idea. If geometry when it comes to texture is something you find alluring a printed tunic with pleats like the one presented at Custo Barcelona is can become one of your signature pieces for the following season. Strong color combinations like the ones presented at Alexandre Herchcovitch can be a great way to break monotony and adopt a powerful yet classy and modern look.

Louise GrayCusto BarcelonaJuan Carlos ObandoAlexandre Herchcovitch

Opting for bold colors is not the only way to get noticed. If you are a bit of a rebel at heart opting for a style alternative like the one presented at Juan Carlos Bando can be a perfect choice that will reflect your personality. Also if you are not necessarily an adept of bold color combos or head to toe prints like the ones presented at Chris Benz, a few discreet details and a few well chosen neural shade can be a more fashionable choice for you.

When embracing this trend it's important to keep in mind the fact that this type of trend tends to be highly subjective and that in order to be able to really rock this trend, knowing what best appeals to you as well as the fashion risks you are willing to take are some crucial aspects that need to be considered.

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