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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!
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Admit it. At this point, you're watching Downton Abbey more for the property porn than whatever is going on in Lady Mary's bedroom. That staircase, that wainscoting, those gardens... it's almost as exciting as finding a handsome Turkish man in your boudoir.
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