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Spring Fashion Trends 2010: Denim on Denim

Spring Fashion Trends 2010: Denim on Denim

Often cited as one of the worst fashion faux-pas, wearing denim with denim is actually the coolest way to wear this beloved fabric for Spring 2010. Ralph Lauren channeled the spirit of America's pioneers with his denim-on-denim ensembles, Jeremy Scott referenced the nineties, while D&G took a wild West approach to the trend. If you can't commit to this trend for fear of being mistaken for a farmer, you can still get inspired to wear denim in new ways come springtime: Consider picking up a fresh denim dress, skirt, blazer, vest or shirt. Here are some budget friendly pieces to get you started.

Armani Exchange Spring 2010 Campaign

Armani Exchange Spring 2010 Campaign

On the accessible end of the Armani Group empire is A|X Armani Exchange, a sexy, modern, street-chic label known for its provocative ad campaigns. Although it's the most affordable Armani brand, most items sell around the $100 mark, which is why I rarely feature their stuff, but when I got the Spring 2010 Campaign images in my inbox, I decided to share in case there are any Armani Exchange fans out there. If nothing else, the male models are easy on the eyes!

Here's a portion of the entertaining press release:

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Rachel Pally Blowout Sale at Hautelook

You can still find some great deals at today's Rachel Pally Blowout sale going on now for a limited time at Join the ranks of Rachel Pally's celebrity A-list fans such as Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey and Sarah Jessica Parker and pick up a dress or top in Pally's signature jersey that epitomizes casual glamour—all at drastically reduced prices, of course. The top above, for instance, is now just $39 down from $176, while the cropped cardigan is also $39, down from $154. (And yes, those are the real original prices, just compare with Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, etc..)

Spring Fashion Trends 2010: Army Jackets

Spring Fashion Trends 2010: Army Jackets

Trade your black leather jacket for a lighter though no less edgy piece of outerwear: The army jacket. In camo green or khaki, long or short, this versatile layering piece referenced on the runways of Rag & Bone, Balmain and Marc Jacobs (to name a few) will become your go-to coverup come Spring. The best part? This is one runway trend that can easily be realized in the real world. Find affordable army-inspired jackets at Gap, Madewell for Shopbop, American Eagle Outfitters and more. Browse my army jacket round-up below (and remember, more options will emerge as we get closer to spring!).