Let's face it: 2009 looks a little bleak. Well, it's all the more reason we thought we'd remind you of all the good that can come out of the new year. Whether it's bigger and better places to shop (the new Outnet.com anyone?), cooler girls (we can't wait to see what model and vintage aficionado Ruby Aldridge will do with recession dressing), or the return of old friends (oh Phoebe, how we've missed you!), there's plenty to celebrate and lots to look forward to in the months ahead. So in the name of optimistic guys and gals everywhere, here are some of our biggest pre-obsessions for 2009.
The Finally-Got-It-Right Jumpsuit: After a few seasons of costumey onesies and straight-off-the-construction site jumpers, designers like Alex Wang and Catherine Holstein finally made jumpsuits we know we'll see real people wearing. Above, left: Catherine Holstein spring '09.
The Chic Comb-Over: A little weird, a little couture, this new 'do is perfect blending of Alice Dellal's one-sided look and a big messy '80s supermodel style. Above, top, second from right: Natascha Stolle spring '09.
Bright Fuchsia Lips: Consider it the new WWII Red on acid. Above, top right: Badgley Mischka spring '09, photo via Style.com.
From hot-pink lips to TopShop and the Cocos, here's 20 reasons to love the new year!