Spring Trends for 2011


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Spring is here, fashion week is behind us, and there's an exciting lineup of gorgeous garb that's soon to hit the stores. Unless you're an unfailing fashionista, you probably don't give much thought to the fact that trendsetting fashion designers like Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schoeler and Marc Jacobs are huge influences on what we ultimately buy off the rack.

This spring is all about sophistication, so you can expect to see lots of sheer fabrics and longer hemlines. Lace has made a comeback, and, as always, there are variations on military and punk -- styles that have been around for decades. We'll see lots of options available in earthy, neutral palettes, though some of the collections also flirted with bold colors in unexpected combinations.

Though seasonal fashion is largely dictated by the looks on the runways, not everything translates to the real world. A shirt resembling a bikini top or see-through pants probably won't fly at the office. So, here are the most wearable trends you can expect to see for spring 2011.