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Best of 2008: Favorite New Trend

It's hard keeping up with trends; nevertheless, it's an obsession of mine. While I bring you daily trend alerts, there were several trends that kept our attention throughout the year. Some tempered volume — shoulder love and the new crop of pants — these trends are for the more daring fashion darling. Meanwhile, the It bag gave way to the It shoe. Designers showcased over-the-top shoes on the Spring and Fall runways — to many a model's demise. We bought more clutches this year than ever before (oops). Countless celebrities shined thanks to statement necklaces and florals bloomed like crazy. We know which trend we hope lives on, what about you?

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roor roor 8 years
Shoes, shoes and more shoes. As well as the clutch - so ladylike.
0037sammie 0037sammie 8 years
Love the sleeves and the heels, however unlikely I am to actually wear them!
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
Totally become a clutch collector, with statement necklaces a close second. I've really begun to appreciate the fab vintage and artisan stuff that I've bought over the years but never worn.
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
sleeves love them
laurniedoll laurniedoll 8 years
I'm not into any of these, really. And especially not the pants.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
Shoes, though not those ones.
myystque myystque 8 years
Woops-- nix the "I"
myystque myystque 8 years
None of these trends are that great, but I shoes are the love(s) of my life, so I'll go with them. Those cropped pants look unflattering and the floral in that picture looks like an (ugly) curtain.
emalove emalove 8 years
None of these excite me.
marimiau marimiau 8 years
I voted clutches, because I really bought some because of this trend, and I hate maxi bags. I think they are too unfeminine. I loved the over-the-top shoes and shoulders thing, but I haven't tried yet.
soapbox soapbox 8 years
Shoes! I'm an over the top shoe fiend!
Kaki Kaki 8 years
Just like missangelique as a shoe addict i can't vote anything else but the over the top shoes.
missangelique999 missangelique999 8 years
I voted shoes, because, well, I love shoes!! :-D
Jasmin14921509 Jasmin14921509 8 years
Love the shoes, clutches, and the shoulders (when done right, I think it looks so glam)... I just don't understand the pants... I haven't yet seen a person in real life (and mag. life for the most part) that looks good in them?
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
I love the necklace that Sanaa is wearing!
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
Shoes! Only bcus I have had a pile of clutches and a million ornate necklaces since foreverrrrrr..
resamac resamac 8 years
I'm loving all of them, except that whole shoulder thing... Weird. Looks too Michael Jackson.
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
Shoes! I didn't really buy into all the other trends ...
neonbee neonbee 8 years
The clutch. I've loved clutches for a long time and was very happy when they became more popular (more styles to choose from). Anyway, the necklaces are gab too.
rellicDragon rellicDragon 8 years
Shoes Shoes Shoes
loudserenity loudserenity 8 years
thanks to turning 21 and having a major nightlife now lol annnd the fact that they're soo on trend right now, i'm all about a clutch.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
There is this brown leather clutch that Calvin Klein makes that I have been eyeing!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
the shoes..love those shoes!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Clutches, the rest are eh.
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