Top Ten Fashion Trends

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With so many trendy treats to nibble on it can be tempting to feast on them all. Instead, stick to the best. has the top ten fashion trends of 2009.

Thigh high boots: Forget your image of Julia Roberts zipping up her boot in Pretty Woman. On second thought, embrace that image and lose the prostitution. With the perfect attire, thigh high boots can go from cheap to chic.

Plaid: It will be difficult not to find this pattern. From department stores to thrift shops, plaid is planning to take over your wardrobe.

Mimosa yellow: Named by Pantone as color of the year, this upbeat shade was chosen to bring optimism in a time of economic uncertainty.

Mini skirt: Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The mini skirt has been gone too long to not be reinvented.

Fabric flats: Efficiently stylish, everyone should own a pair of patterned fabric flats.

Fringe clothing: From silky chic strings dangling from the bust of your downtown dress to hippie leather on your boots and bags, fringe is here to stay.

Mixed metals: Micha, San Diego’s jewelry designer to the stars, brings you this year’s hottest in ‘gotta have’ jewelry.

Bold bags: The natural colored utilitarian handbag will always be in style, but this year steer towards the “look at me!” purses.

Bejeweled everything: You will see jewels decorating your shoes, swallowing your necklines and devouring your party purses this year.

Crazy clutches: The 2009 clutch needs to have the color, the details and the texture to get you noticed.

Find out the best places in San Diego to shop for this year's hottest trends in's article "Top Ten Fashion Trends and Where to Shop."

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