I found this article in the April 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan. Even thought it's 2012, I don't see these trends going anywhere. I'm loving now and I thought that I would share them with you.
RULE 1 Go Big
If you're wearing an eye-grabbing accessory (like an animal-print scarf), let it take center stage by pairing it with understated items.
RULE 2 Think like a stylist
Figure out what look-preppy, mod, beachy is most you, and make it your signature.
RULE 3 Finish it off
The fastest, easiest way to pull any ensemble together. Cinch a belt around your waist.
RULE 4 Blend in (Just a little)
Rocking a print? Be sure the rest of you clothing picks up one of the colors in the pattern.
RULE 5 Get tough
Paring something edgy (a leather jacket) with something feminine (a floral top) always feels fashion-forward.
RULE 6 Love arm candy
A statement-making bag will instantly take whatever your're wearing to the next level.
RULE 7 Be Shady
When putting colors together, combine two brights or two pastels-not a bright and a pastel.
RULE 8 Mix basic and blingy
To avoid looking over-the-top, tone down a super dressy skirt with a classic shirt.