Top 10 Trends of 2011: Denim on Denim, Neon & More

Jessica Rubin
Top 10 Trends of 2011: Denim on Denim, Neon & More
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As we continue our count down to the new year, let’s look back on some of our favorite trends from the year. Fashion was more playful than ever, with bright colors, sky-high shoes and studs galore. The line between the runway and the street became less distinct, as street style took center stage and brought high fashion to the general public.

Click through the slideshow above to check out our picks for the top ten trends of 2011! Which one of our favorite trends did you love the most?

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There's never been a better time to breakout your statement necklaces. These pieces are an outfit all on their own and have popped up everywhere from the runway to the streets in 2011.

Photo Credit: Glam

We love us some maxi skirt action. Whether you're dressing it up with a pair of heels, or down with a cute slouchy top and a pair of flats, it's the perfect wardrobe staple that will always leave you looking fashionable. 

Photo Credit: Fashionising

Color blocking proved itself to be a lasting trend in 2011. Not even the cold weather can scare it away!

Photo Credit: Luuux

Studs were the name of the game in 2011, and no one knows their way around studs better than the Man Repeller. The proof? This shoe, which she herself designed! Are those not the most serious studs you've ever seen?

Photo Credit: The Man Repeller Tumblr

Satchel bags had us all feeling school-girl/boy chic this year. And the Mulberry Alexa bag is the ultimate in satchel wear. 

Photo Credit: Victoria's Vintage

It's time to throw your sartorial caution to the wind. 2011 was all about mixing prints and making pairings that were both unexpected and beautiful.

Photo Credit: Dearilou

When it came to pants in 2011, the wider the better. Palazzo pants blew us all away with their sheer volume and numerous outfit possibilities. 

Photo Credit: Elle

2011's mantra was neon, neon and more neon. Popping in a little hot pink or bright yellow accessory gave the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble. The neon Rebecca Minkoff MAC clutch is a playful way to get your neon on. 

Photo Credit: The Purse Blog

Denim on denim. That's right people, it's back. Don't be afraid to fly your denim freak flag high, 'cause these days, you can never get too much jean on. Not sure how to style the look? Take some tips from Rumi Neely, who does denim proud with her outfit above.

Photo Credit: Fashion Toast

2011 was quite a year when it came to the height of our shoes. Chunky platform wedges definitely had their moment this year. And our feet were very happy about it.

Photo Credit: Feet Fuss

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