The Very Best Of New York Fashion Week 2011

Even though the much anticipated New York Fashion Week has recently ended, the stunning outfits and trends are still resonating loudly. The spring 2012 collections are sure not to disappoint. Here is a roundup of the trends that kept popping up from collection to collection.

Though it takes a brave soul to pull it off, neon colors were a big hit for the spring collections. From neon green to multi-colors, this tropical style was everywhere on the runways. Mara Hoffman's line included splashes of color while most of the time on top of a black or white canvas. Peter Som's collection really packed a color punch while at the same time giving off a vintage feel. Leanne Marshall's line really took the neon color trend to the extreme with gorgeous lavender and yellow gowns. In fact, it seems like yellow may spark its own trend for spring 2012--something to keep in mind when you hit the sales racks.

The other major trend player to watch out for this spring will be sheen. Sometimes splashes of luster played up a plain skirt as with items from the M. Patmos collection. Duro Olowu also got in on the action by mixing prints with metallic finishes for a flawless look. However, nothing is better than when two worlds combine as with the hot red metallic mini from Suno's collection.

Prints were everywhere. In fact, the majority of the collections at New York Fashion week consisted of a pretty great portion of prints. The Thakoon line had an adorable floral sundress which managed to have a color pop of bright blue straight down the middle, and it worked. The Lela Rose collection also contained some nice prints but with more of an artsy feel. It seemed like DKNY couldn't get away from neons, even when showcasing their print collections. Some may find this combination a little too much for everyday wear. Don't be surprised if you see a few neon floral items at a discount.

The last major trend seen at the event was in sports wear. Though it hasn't been very popular on the runways in recent years, it appears to be making a big comeback. Victoria Beckham's spring collection seemed to solidify this, becoming ever popular among the New York Fashion week attendees. The collection consisted of oversized jackets, body hugging dresses and some everyday "ready to wear" items. The metallic trend was also prevalent at this show, which really enhanced the sporty look, not to mention the aerating sports mesh that was sewn in here and there.

With New York Fashion week under wraps and the Spring 2012 collection still fresh in the mind, there is plenty of time to get that wardrobe ready. These are the trends that will get it there in style, completely on-trend and making a fashion statement that is both unique and trendy. That neon, sheen and mesh aren't new is irrelevant. It's how they're integrated in new lines, looks and styles that matter. Add the fact that you can easily find inexpensive versions, and the new push on these trends can outfit you for less than you might think.

Article by Sara Woods, a writer for Coupon Croc, your resource for Anya Hindmarch discount codes to save on the hottest handbags and accessories this year.