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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.
Oxblood and volume at Yigal Azrouël via Brian Ach/Getty Images
Q: What was your favorite trend of 2012?
Amanda Knorr, Spreedia founder: Oxblood, the color.
Renata Certo-Ware, Scorpion Disco and freelance fashion writer/stylist: Studded everything.
Lisa Pierpont, BOLDFACERS founder: Anything with cobalt blue.
Liana Krupp, communications consultant and New Brahmin founder: Volume. Oversized in a structured way, with the right proportions, can be so gamine.
Christina Pierce, Christina K. Pierce Boutique Fashion Agency owner: Collars. I love a jeweled or eye-catching collar. Two of my favorites this year have both been Milly—a black sweater with white leather collar and cuffs, and a nude/blush sweater with pearl and rhinestone collar.
Lani Zervas, Mon Petit Chou Chou blogger: Baroque and burgundy anything and everything.
Heather White, Lifestyle Marketing at PLNDR: Velvet, crazy 70s-inspired prints, military-influenced pieces and the resurgence of the statement necklace. Oh! And turbans.
Lindsey Canant, Junior Copywriter at Joss and Main: Hands down, I can't get enough of agates, geodes, and druzy crystals. I'm coveting all the amazing geode jewelry at places like Flock, Good, and Folklorica, and I've seen some gorgeous homewares at Hudson and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
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