This has been an interesting year when it came to fashion. There were so many trends that everyone loved, and quite a few that many hated. Here are a few of the trends that most celebs and everyday fashionistas like yourselves rocked during 2011.

Maxi Skirts

The look of the maxi skirt was originally very boho chic, but in 2011 the glam factor was definitely added. What I love most about maxi skirts are their low maintenance and high functionality. These skirts can be dressed up and paired with heels, or worn with your favorite t-shirt and gladiator sandals.

Animal Print

I wouldn’t call animal prints trendy, but many fashion gurus believe it is. I personally believe that animal prints are classic and timeless, but I’m just a lil ol’ fashion blogger. Anyway animal print made its way to many of our favorite celebs in the forms of jackets, dresses, skirts, tops, pants (thanks Lil’ Wayne), and of course shoes. I must say my animal print collection has expanded from my little zebra print cardigan and leopard print bodycon skirt tremendously.

Cut-out Dresses

Only the physically fit and sexy should have partaken in this trend. I wouldn’t dare put on a cut-out dress because of my extra baggage, so I stayed away from it lol. Celebs like Ciara wore cut-out dresses and had us wanting to run to our nearest gym for a membership! When done the proper way it is sexy, yet sophisticated.

Sky High Platforms

Christian Louboutin is known for exotic heels, but his Daffodil’s had everyone on edge. The sky high hidden platform looked a bit intimidating to the average eye, but fashionista’s all over made this their number one pick. Along with Christian Louboutin, Jessica Simpson and Jeffrey Campbell made a lot of noise with the Dany Platform (JS) and the Lita’s (JC). When I saw those shoes in various stores I was like who would wear those, but to my surprise they were very comfortable and easy to walk in. I didn’t want to jump on the Dany and Lita bandwagon because they so weren’t my style and I felt like I was only buying them because every other fashion blogger had them so I strayed away. Anyway this was the year of the sky high heel and it looks like 2012’s top trend won’t have a heel at all.


I think you would all agree when I say that color-blocking had to be the biggest trend of 2011. I mean every where you looked from young to old, famous or not, everyone was rocking this trend. It was definitely a show stopper. When rocking this trend you felt bold and beautiful. This had to be my favorite trend of the year.

What was your favorite trend?

This year there were a lot of great moments from our favorite celebs, so this is just a recap of some of our favorite looks of the year.

5b.Kelly Rowland definitely made our list. She pulled out all the stops this year. She was definitely on her grind with the release of her new album. I have never seen Kelly look so amazing before. Kudos to her stylist.

5a. Solange has definitely set herself apart from her sister style wise. She is not afraid to experiment! I admire her style because of her use of color and the way she mixes prints and textures. She’s tied at 5 with Kelly.

4. Tika Sumpter, the new kid on the block as many people call her. She is the epitome of class and sass! Whether she wants to do a soft romantic look or pull out all the stops with something edgy, she is always on point. I love the modern twists she puts on classic pieces. I can’t wait to see what she does in 2012.

3. Lala Anthony comes in 3rd. She has been seen all over the city since the big move to New York earlier this year and since her show Lala’s Full Court Life. She is never off beat either. Lala is always photo shoot ready in my opinion. She owns every look that she rocks. This LaQuan Smith dress has to be one of my favorite looks on Lala this year.

2. Zoe Saldana had an amazing year, especially with her hit film Columbiana. I’ve always admired how low key her style was, but when she’s not walking the streets of LA she is looking fabulous at some A-List event or red carpet. She incorporated a lot of prints and textures in her wardrobe this year. She actually inspired me to step outside the box and incorporate more prints and textures in my wardrobe.

1. Of course #1 had to be FLOTUS Michelle Obama. There really isn’t much to say because we all know she is the flyest first lady ever. This Michael Kors skirt is giving me life!

Check out the honorable mentions list below and some of the hottest looks in 2011

  • June Ambrose
  • Angela Simmons
  • Ciara
  • Eva Marcille
  • Kerry Washington
  • Mary J. Blige

Who made your list for the most fashionable celebs?