1. Peplum: a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips.
This is a surprisingly flattering style, as it conceals bulges and causes the waist to appear smaller. Though Dior paired their gorgeous peplum jackets with full skirts (as seen above), peplum is most flattering with a narrower lower-half. Think pencil skirts and fitted cropped pants. It's a fun style, as you can dress it up with satin or down with denim. It's widely variable and better in a thicker fabric but must be well fitted to look right. If you can't afford designer prices, find a vintage version and take it to your local dry cleaner or tailor to fit.
2. Statement sunglasses: Look for round, cat's-eye or a combination of the two. Large square frames in plastic look modern as well. We're not seeing too many metal frames at the moment, though aviators always look great.
3. Pastels: Ever since I was a kid I've worn pastel dresses for Easter, so it came as no surprise that pastels were all over spring 2012 runways. But pairing pastel upon pastel upon pastel is a refreshing take on a less than original idea.
4. Thick lace, eyelets, and crochets: Not your Grandma's drab lace curtains or sexy black lace (though black lace is always a great option). Think '60s flower-child instead, only modern, longer and in more classic silhouettes.
5. Ladylike: Proper dresses and skirt-suits in feminine colors add a softer look to the modern working woman's wardrobe. Crisp, clean lady-like short-suits are adorable, but are probably better worn in the fall with tights. That's a lot of leg for the office.
6. Neon: Head-to-toe, color-blocked or used sparingly as an accent, it's a playful look reminiscent of the '80s, though a bit tamer. Not ready to revisit neons? Grab a belt, earrings, bracelet or a pair of shoes, pair them with neutrals like soft grays, nudes, blushes or whites, and you're ready to go.
7. Brightly colored shoes: I think this one speaks for itself. But look for shoes with a few bright colors or one solid throughout. Click here for links to the shoes featured below.
8. Tangerine: It's Pantone's color of the year . Each and every designer incorporated this bright hue into a handful of garments in their collections. Looks fresh with tans, browns and neutrals.
9. Head-to-Toe Prints: Not easy to pull off. Mixing prints is a great way to avoid looking like you're wearing pajamas. Though, actually, we've been seeing pajamas on the street-style blogs. So why not go for it? Just throw on your satin pj's and a great pair of heels.
10. Drop-waist and a '20s revival: This sort of deco/art nouveau trend is always fun when it makes a comeback. Think flappers, but without the fringe and costumey aspects. Early Coco Chanel, soft pinks and blushes with black accents, pearls and marcasite jewelry.