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Got five hours to spend doing some Fashion Week research? Most don't, and if your job doesn't consist of looking through all the runway images each season like ours does, knowing what's up can feel like a full-time job. That said, you're in the right place: The spring '12 shows delivered an eyeful of wearable trends, looks to leave you slack-jawed, and styling tips you'll be smart to save. Here are the top 20 looks that made all our blisters worth it. Consider this your Cliffsnotes to spring '12!
Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read
Try as it might, a temperature drop does not always get in the way of those who love a short hem. Yes, we're opposed to frostbitten legs, but we’ve become really good at layering warm tights and tossing on high boots to help fight the chill. Because, nobody should have to give up skirts just because it's winter. read