Editor picks: the best fashion trends of 2011

Now that the year is coming to a close, we’re taking a trip through 2011 to share the best and worst moments of the year. Here is our entirely subjective list of the best trends of the year.


Colorblocking was one of the most wearable and fun trends of the season. I love it on everything from clothing to handbags and shoes.”

– Jennifer Davidson, cofounder and managing editor

“I love the seventies trend. It was fun to incorporate into my wardrobe and I could do a little or a lot and keep it casual or get a little funky. I also love the return of the flat boot, it’s practical and comfortable. I also loved piling on bangles.”

– Beth Herbst, cofounder and style editor

“I think the best style trend of 2011 was neon. Neons make all your outfits more fun, and this year, brands came out with styles that were both office AND night-out appropriate. My favorite way to add a pop of color to my look is with a neon woven bracelet or a pair of bright flats.”

– Anna Rice, StyleBakeryTeen fashion and beauty editor

“I really loved that the ladylike sheath dress was available in such amazing colors and fabrics. It’s the perfect way to look polished and feel powerful.”

– Daisy Lewellyn, style contributor and “queen of effortless chic”

Riding-style boots with bold exposed zippers in bright colors, like a red zipper lining on a dark tan boot!”

– Bronwyn Berger-Hughes, beauty contributor

“I’m a sucker for anything bright, so I’d have to say the neon trend. Who doesn’t love a bold pair of pants or a fluorescent bag?”

– Elizabeth Mitchell, StyleBakeryTeen star style editor

Colorblocking! I love the idea of pairing bold hues like turquoise, green, orange and red in new and exciting ways–and not looking completely crazy!”

– Jamie Allison Sanders, beauty editor

“I loved the seventies-inspired jeans, pants, and blouses that hit the runway last spring. It felt very sexy and glamorous at the same time.”

– Haley Hogan, StyleBakeryTeen gossip editor

Colorblocking! It’s a fabulous trend that looks great on everyone and on anything and if my predictions are correct, it’s not going away anytime soon.”

– Christine Fox, StyleBakeryMom style editor

Colorful denim. Wearing more color was one of my style resolutions for 2011. I winced as I ordered brick red jeans early in the summer, but they became an absolute staple. Even when colored denim falls by the wayside, the trend itself taught me so much about wearing gorgeous color.”

– Courtney Strimel, StyleBakeryMom style editor

Bright pants in candy colored shades: cherry red, electric blue, canary yellow…you get the picture. It’s just been so nice to give my basic black pants a much needed vaca!”

– Stacy Cox, TV expert and style contributor

Tell us, what do you think was the best trend of 2011?

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