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5 runway-inspired trends

Ah, spring fashion. It seems a tad cruel flaunting warm-weather styles in September and expecting fashionistas to hold out nearly half year later, but those irresistible trends are here at last! We've rounded up fashion houses' hottest runway hits, without the 5th Avenue price tags.


Roaring retro

GLHQ is all jazzed up with the Roaring '20s revival. Add a pair of Art Deco earrings to your jewelry box if you don't fancy fringe.

 
 
Stephan & Co. Fan Chain Earrings, $12, nordstroms.com


Petite pleats

Neatly folded pleats have been a runway and wardrobe staple the past few years. This season's obsession? Accordion pleats. So dainty paired with a dolman top!

 
 
Bold Flame Skirt, $43, modcloth.com


Fierce florals

What's a spring line without flowers? Amp up your seasonal crop with saturated colors – especially on footwear.

 
 
Bethany Heel, $30, delias.com


Boho lace

Put holiday lace on ice and cozy up to cotton crochet lace. Perfect as a carefree cover-up to go with your tribal print pieces.

 
 
Floral Lace Top, $20, forever21.com


Chevron craze

Last spring every fashionista was lining up for stripes, and now they're taking a turn to chevrons. Go for a simple apex, like this top, or bold zig-zags, like Missoni's Target line.

 
 
Mercury Messenger Striped Top, $33, lulus.com
 

BY KARMEN FOX ON 1/14/2012 12:00:00 AM

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