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If You Loved…Black Lace

Romantic but super sexy, black lace was everybody’s favourite choice for high-octane partywear this Christmas. Emma Watson went gothic on the red carpet in this sultry number, the high street was awash with über-cool bargain alternatives, and the autumn catwalks –from Dolce & Gabbana to Donna Karan – saw plenty of action from this ultra-glam fabric, too.

You Should Try…Spring’s Lace

The Catwalk Inspiration: Erdem (pictured), Christopher Kane, Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana

Lace lovers needn’t worry – while the midnight shades will look too dressy when spring swings around, there’s a whole new palette of colours to play with. Go for confident reds á la Erdem if you dare, or vintage-look nudes as seen at Dolce & Gabbana.

If You Loved…Red Dresses

From very tuned-in statement pops of colour on heels, handbags and scarves to bold, look-at-me dresses in scarlet, tomato, claret and cherry, red was the colour to be noticed in this season.

You Should Try…Tangerine

The Catwalk Inspiration: Prada (pictured), Cacharel, Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior, Marni

Bear with us on this one! Though orange might not initially seem like the most appealing of wardrobe shades, we saw it all over the spring catwalks worked in all kinds of cool ways. Our favourite? Invest in a little fake bake, then rock this colour as a tropical print dress with contrasting hot pink and turquoise accessories.

If You Loved…Camel Colours

The coat of this season? It has to be the classic camel number: eternally chic, works with everything – it was the best investment buy of the last six months! And that’s not where the craze stopped either – serious stylists were trying out the trend as 70s-inspired trousers and sweaters, too…

You Should Try…Neon Brights

The Catwalk Inspiration: Christopher Kane (pictured), Jil Sander, Acne, Celine, Jason Wu, DKNY, Versace

…Buuut, what better way to forget winter’s grey days than spring’s mega brights. No, this isn’t neons the nu rave way – for 2011 acid hued pieces are taking a grown-up turn. Look out for ladylike dresses and cropped jackets in sunshine shades, or have a go at matching zingy trousers or shorts with a simple white or grey tee.

If You Loved…Minimalism

Understated luxury, pared-back chic and unassuming elegance were all buzzphrases for winter – think Calvin Klein’s no-frills approach to dressing. Celebs like Angelina and rival Jennifer Aniston loved this trend’s grown-up feel and its muted palette of greys, navies, blacks and nudes.

You Should Try…Crisp Whites

The Catwalk Inspiration: Practically all of them! Our top tips include DSquared (pictured), Stella McCartney, Fendi and Michael Kors

Those of us with a hankering for even more simplicity will have found it in this spring’s obsession with utilitarian whites. Forget the floaty, peasant numbers of the Sienna Miller days, because we’re talking futurism this spring – clean lines, and sharp, crisp and precisely tailored pieces.

If You Loved…Shearling

Before autumn had even started, we couldn’t move without seeing a forward-thinking lady sporting one of these aviator-style leather jackets, and, inspired by Alexa Chung, Nicola Roberts and the Burberry models, the trend carried on well into the end of last year.

You Should Try…Spring Leather

The Catwalk Inspiration: Balmain (pictured), Gucci, Celine

For a similar rock chick, Kate Moss vibe, have a go at working leather as the weather warms up. It doesn’t have to be hot ‘n’ sticky: skintight styles are totally passé anyway, so snap up loose-fitting shorts, skater-esque skirts and sleeveless tank tops which can be layered over knitted tights and sweaters until the sun starts coming out.

If You Loved…Animal Print

The leopard print faux fur coat’s become a winter staple in the GLAMOUR.COM girls’ wardrobes, but that’s not where this trend ended. Heating up our evening wear, we spotted wild at heart prints on every A-lister from Fearne to Rachel Bilson, and on plenty of mini-dresses and accessories during party season.

You Should Try…Tribal Prints

The Catwalk Inspiration: Diane Von Furstenberg (pictured), Missoni, Derek Lam

Animal print purists will be pleased to know the look’s definitely sticking around for another season, but if you’re into test-driving something new, pick up jumpsuits, harem pants and batwing t-shirts in patterns inspired by every corner of the globe.

If You Loved…English Heritage

Barbour jackets, leather riding boots and cable knits: countryside staples made a comeback this winter, thanks to trend champion Alexa Chung and the über-cool catwalks of Great British institutions Paul Smith and Topshop. Tweeds, plaids, sheepskin and wool all went from musty to must-have in a couple of months.

You Should Try…Tropical Fruit Prints

The Catwalk Inspiration: Moschino Cheap & Chic (pictured), Stella McCartney, Betsey Johnson, Prada

An easy to way to channel the quirkiness of the heritage trend in a spring-friendly way! Delve into a veritable fruit bowl of inspiration – retro banana, orange, lemon and pineapple prints make the coolest finish to this spring’s dresses and short-sleeved shirts.

If You Loved…Maxi Skirts

Even when summer was over, we couldn’t get enough of floor-sweeping hems. The winter way to wear maxis was 90s-style: grunged-up, with chunky work boots, heavy, holey sweaters and faux furs, like Brit It-girls Fearne Cotton and Daisy Lowe.

You Should Try…Mid-Calf Hems

The Catwalk Inspiration: Fendi (pictured), Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu

Change it up by getting in touch with your inner lady (you know, the one who really wouldn’t approve of your slightly chipped nail polish and the run in your tights) and invest in one these utterly feminine, totally timeless numbers. Works best with heels ‘n’ tights or simple sandals when it’s warm.

If You Loved…Mad Men Styling

Whether it was Joan, Peggy or Betty whose style you wanted to steal, the Mad Men effect gave us a retro fabulous winter of swishing circle skirts, cinched in waists and hourglass figures – with Dita Von Teese as the look’s most famous face.

You Should Try…Revisiting The 70s

The Catwalk Inspiration: Salvatore Ferregamo (pictured), Temperley London, Marc Jacobs, Etro

Flares, high-waistbands, floppy hats and headscarves: you better believe it because the 70s is spring/summer 2011’s defining decade. All the most famous silhouettes are back, as are round-rimmed sunnies, big hair and anything that would have worked at Studio 54. Go forth and stock up (or just raid your mum’s wardrobe).

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