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As 2012 draws to a close, we're surveying our friends in the fashion industry about the year's biggest news stories and most exciting developments. First up: Best Trends. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments. All images credit: Getty Images
Q: What are the top trends of 2012?
Jacci Stallone, blogger, Being Perfect is Hard: The '90s came back hard. And I'm not mad at that.
Matthew Vlahos, founder/publicist, MVPR: I love orange, so I was thrilled that the color carried over from last year. It popped up in the most unexpected of places (ahem, Cole Haan wingtips). And say what you want about Game of Thrones, but that little HBO ditty helped bring back fur for men—and I'll take a fur-trimmed anything.
Alina Alter, owner, Aoki Boutique: Peplum and the color oxblood!
Liz Scarlett, owner, Scarlett Alley: The mix-and-match trend: gowns with boys' hoodies, dotted tops with patterned bottoms, fancy jewelry with pajamas.
Allison Stadd, editor, Uwishunu: Peplum, fun collars, and interesting nails.
Danielle Audian, blogger, Indie.Electronic.Alternative: The color oxblood, anything sparkly, and monochrome.
Liz Sieber, owner, Omoi Zakka Shop: Pared-down, minimal jewelry has been my favorite trend for daytime. Also, cats, jazz, and stationery.
Abby & Katie, owners, Smak Parlour: We love peplum dresses—they are flattering on different figures. Rocker studs are super dope—we adore them on faux leather jackets and on cute rounded collars. We can't forget lace! We've been obsessed with vintage- looking laces all season! Mixing the trends together: a hard look with a soft look, such as the pretty lace dresses with the edgy studded jackets—super cool.
Elena Brennan, owner, Bus Stop: The cigarette trouser paired with a pair of manly oxfords.