We are eight days in to the new year. Am I the only one who feels like it has been 8 weeks already? 2009 was quite the year. Lady Gaga was everywhere, President Obama was inaugurated, Michael Jackson and Ted Kennedy both passed away along with the beautiful Farrah Fawcett as well as several other celebrities. Glenn Beck went crazy along with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly while Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow remained perfectly sane. Then there was the attempted terrorist attack in late December… And these are just the things I remember from the top of my head! What was significant in your 2009? Well, personally, I am happy to leave 2009 behind. It was an excellent year but I just love the “fresh” feeling of a new year. It’s so exciting as are the top five Spring/Summer 2010 looks which I have featured below. Please feel free to provide me with feedback – What do you think will be a huge trend in 2010? 

Braids were prevalent on the Spring/Summer 2010 runways of Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Norma Kamali and at Missoni as well. I named this the top trend of the Spring/Summer season because it is a hairdo that any woman with a little bit of hair can create. It’s an ideal style for when you’re at the beach or when you are headed in to the classroom. It takes no time and as Alexander Wang’s runway illustrated, it is oh so chic when hair is braided a little bit messy!

Not only are wedges are going to be huge this Spring and summer but I also suspect that shoe designer Jeffrey Campbell will be as well (he designed  the wedges featured above). Wedges are much more comfortable than a say a stiletto or anything with a thin heel and they allow for much more drama as illustrated on the runways of Rick Owen, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy too.

Lady Gaga was the biggest star of 2009. Everything she touches turns to gold and she is just so flamboyant that I absolutely refuse to believe that she will not be a huge star in 2010 also.

Jersey basics are always key during the spring and summer months. It’s lightweight, snugs at all the right spots (hips, legs and chest areas) but also somehow manages not to fit too snug. RVCA x Erin Wasson featured a lot of jersey fabrics on their S/S 2010 runway.

Denim never goes anywhere. It’s probaly the only consistent fabric in all of fashion! This was clearly illustrated at Ralph Lauren as well as Dolce and Gabbana. I think the boyfriend jean is here to stay as well.

Sources: style.com, google images, ladygaga.com, oaknyc.com