A New York City Street Style Guide on 2011’s Fashion Trends

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As seasons change in a year, trends evolve, and what follows are great defining pieces for the upcoming seasons.

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A New York City Street Style Guide on2011s Fashion TrendsAs seasons change in a year, trends evolve, and what followsare great defining pieces for the upcoming seasons. Livingin one of the most fashion forward cities in the world meansNew York City fashionistas are at the forefront of theseasons staples. Check out this street styleguide on whichmust-have items you need to stock up on for 2011. Sheer Maxi DressesMaxi dresses made a big comeback a couple of years ago butquickly died out. For a fresh, street style take on this, gofor the sheer version. You can incorporate and layer pieces that you already have inyour wardrobe underneath to create a variety of different looks. Punk FashionPunk is definitely not dead, and it most certainly wont go anywhere, as displayed atBalmains 2011 Spring/Summer show. The key is to add just a touch of punklike asmall rip here, a few studs thereso you dont wind up looking like a Halloweencostume or Sid Vicious on a bad day. Try something pretty and feminine, such as amini floral dress and pair it with a leather vest or combat boots to give it an edge. Crop TopsAlicia Silverstone made the crop top famous back in the nineties when she portrayedher character Cher in the movie Clueless, but the modern version is much morewearable. For 2011, the crop top is about showing off a toned midriff withoutrevealing too much skin, as shown at the Paul and Joe runway show for their Spring/Summer collection. Rock a cropped top with high-waist pants or skirt to show just asliver of tummy. Its classy and sexy. Tail HemsTail hem dresses and tops are hot for 2011. Dresses that are cut shorter in the frontand longer in the back are playful and sexy, like the one shown at the Etro Spring/Summer 2011 show. Wide Leg PantsThe best thing about 70s inspired wide leg pantslike these shown at MarcJacobsis they are flattering for almost all body types. For 2011, wide leg pants areloose fitting, high-waisted and look great with sky high platforms and a crisp whitetop.