Spring is that perfect season we all wait for impatiently. As for the spring/summer 2011 fashion season, it seems this will come with a whole new feeling of optimism, colors, romantism, and flirty, cheerful fashion trends. At least, this is the most appropriate conclusion one can draw when seeing the first spring 2011 fashion shows presented on the big catwalks. For every fashion addict, here are some of next season's main trends.

After a dull, gray winter, what is more welcome than a cheerful, colorful spring? This is the most appropriate time for you to refresh your wardrobe and enjoy life to the fullest. Get ready to face a real color boom. Vivid, strong colors could be seen on fashion runways. Neon green, orange, and yellow and other powerful colors were spotted at Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Max Mara, Prada, and Gucci. Zac Pozen used fruity, delicious colors for genuine, feminine combinations in his Z Spoke collection. These shades represent the perfect options for stylish women who are not afraid of wearing vibrant colors.

Romantic girls around the world, unite! Girly, romantic style is "in" for spring/summer 2011, expressed through Liberty prints (Alexander Berardi), but also larger floral prints (Nanette Lepore). At D&G, the floral prints could be seen everywhere. Another trend that cannot be ignored is the ethnic one that was seen at Marc Jacobs, Ruffian, Just Cavalli, and Etro. Therefore, we are expecting a sweet, bohemian spring next year with flowers on the fields and on our dresses too. However, despite this sweetness wave, there is also the animal print (Just Cavalli, Blumarine) for those of you who have a wild side.

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Besides these colors, a spirit of freshness and minimalism was present through two main colors: white and nude. Numerous designers based their collections on immaculate looks. Nude could be seen at Narciso Rodriguez and Hervé Ledger, while white at Diane Von Furstenberg, Lacoste, or Tommy Hilfiger. A more bucolic feeling could be spotted at Dolce & Gabbana, where white embroidered and lacy dresses seem to announce one of the most romantic seasons ever.

Next spring, it is time to invest in a classic, simple white shirt. Of course, if you haven't done it yet. This was the star item on many fashion shows at New York Fashion Week, presented in so many different styles and versions. For example, at DKNY the white shirt was the main piece of the collection, at Michael Kors it had a casual touch, and a more stylish one at Derek Lam, while at Carolina Herrera it was super chic.

Hervé LegerDolce&Gabbana

DKNYCarolina Herrera


This next trend is for all retro lovers. For spring/summer 2011 get ready to rock the new '70s-inspired fashion style. Marc Jacobs and Elie Tahari are two of the many fashion designers that found their inspiration in the '70s fashion. At Marc Jacobs, the '70s dresses have amazing ink, sapphire, or emerald colors. If you had enough of the skinny domination, you should know that it will soon be over as spring 2011 brings the high-waisted flare jeans (Derek Lam), '70s style, back into the spotlight.

“Maxi” is a key element when describing spring/summer 2011 dresses and jumpsuits. Ports 1961 recommended these items made from sumptuous fabrics in different shades of blue, emerald green, tropical coral, dusty pink, or champagne. We totally loved the jumpsuit trend this summer. Well, there is no surprise, we can find it for spring 2011 among the hottest fashionable pieces. Jumpsuits come in so many different versions from very chic at Derek Lam to casual, flower printed at Marc by Marc Jacobs and Rebecca Taylor.

Marc JacobsDerek Lam

Derek LamMarc by Marc Jacobs

Spring 2011 is all about comfort, laid-back styles, and relaxation. This is why many designers came out with loose clothes, comfy shoes, and breezy fabrics. There are a myriad of styles and shapes and some of them were in the spotlight for so many seasons in a row. You already had so many chances to purchase a military jacket. If you haven't bought one yet, it is time to think seriously about it, as next spring military style (Wes Gordon) is at duty again. Or, if you are more into the elegant style, try a '60s inspired coat in a citrus color (Michael Kors). Other important trends for spring 2011 are: the dandy style (Paul Smith), biker style (Burberry), or the urban chic (Antonio Berardi), sport chic (Alexander Wang).

Wes GordonMichael Kors

BurberryAlexander Wang

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