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Forever 21 Spring/Summer 2012 Preview

This past Tuesday night, Forever 21 hosted an exclusive preview of their Spring/Summer 2012 collection in New York City. Here are the four main trends you can expect to see in stores next season: The Tea Room trend is marked by kimono sleeves (remember this look we just saw on Lauren Conrad?), large floral prints, flowy/relaxed materials, sheer fabrications and chiffon.

Retro Revival is all about a 20's/30's beach chic vibe, with bold prints, tailored pieces, and the return of two of our favorite prints: Stripes and polka dots.

Rebel Yell will satisfy your edgy side, with a little grunge, fringe graphic tees, distressed denim, studs, American flags and large open knit sweaters (a trend you can rock now with colored denim and ankle boots).

Finally, Sixties Sorbet channels 60's shapes and silhouettes with plenty of lace and pastel colors to satisfy the girly (not granny) customer.

Keep reading to see all the photos...see anything you can't live without? I'm dying for that green and blue Prada-esque striped top.

Special thanks to my new Budget Babe Fashion Correspondent KC for bringing us the scoop! KC is a SoCal native with an inherent sense of style who will be helping me cover events in NYC in between studying for her Masters at Columbia University.

Photos by KC

Disclosure: Guests received an embellished clutch from Forever 21 at this event.
The pics are great! I'm so excited for the spring collection. Thank you for bringing such a great event to the rest of us gals :-)
#1 Alyssa (Homepage) on 2011-11-10 17:16 (Reply)
Love it! That striped top is the one I wore recently on my blog here
#2 Penny Pincher Fashion (Homepage) on 2011-11-10 17:23 (Reply)
Some very cute items here! I'm glad to see kimonos are still going to be in.
#3 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2011-11-10 18:33 (Reply)
Oh my gosh, I want that first dress!
#4 K (Homepage) on 2011-11-10 23:41 (Reply)
Those look BEAUTIFUL!

-Sally Mars
#5 Dressifyme (Homepage) on 2011-11-11 00:52 (Reply)
As a HUGE forever 21 fan, I'm so jealous you got to go to this! I see a yellow flower necklace that I already want so badly.

#6 Ingrid (Homepage) on 2011-11-11 01:00 (Reply)
I love all the outfits and the bags! Super stylish!
#7 Toni Brooks (Homepage) on 2011-11-11 01:09 (Reply)
I can't believe you patronize this place. F21 sucks. Everything is a knock-off and cheap as hell. Plus they treat their employees like crap.
#8 616girl on 2011-11-11 02:18 (Reply)
Wow.. Tell me how you really feel #8! I love Forever 21!!! Stylish and budget friendly!Yay!
#9 Rebeca on 2011-11-11 14:35 (Reply)
I love this new collection and I have seen some pieces that I want already. Can't wait to hit some of my local stores.
#10 Berty Morales (Homepage) on 2011-11-11 16:59 (Reply)
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