Star Stylists Emily Current and Merrit Elliott Show You How to Wear Spring’s Hottest Trends

Brights! Tribal! Color block! Pattern! The major trends for Spring 2012 are amazing, vibrant, and fun, but putting them all together into an outfit that makes you feel amazing can be a challenging task. That’s why we turned to hot Hollywood stylists (and the minds behind one of our favorite brands, Current/Elliott) Emily Current and Merrit Elliott to show us how to wear them.

For example, if neon seems tough, they suggest pairing the piece in question with neutrals in easy and simple shapes. Pairing citrine shorts with an ivory silk top and tan sandals makes sure the trend piece gets the spotlight. A complementary green clutch is just the right extra pop of color!

Watch this exclusive video we shot with the talented stylists to learn more of their inspiring tips, and then shop their curated picks on March 5 at noon ET as part of our celebration of Spring Trends on Gilt.com!

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It’s Time for Spring Trends!

Spring shopping — is there anything we love more? From fabulous new sandals and wedges to sexy little dresses and easy separates, we are ready to stock our closets with the latest trends. Which is exactly why we went out and found the very best of all the major trends of the season just for you. On Monday, March 5, Gilt.com will feature Color Block, Electric Brights, Primary Colors, Standout Prints, and Global Inspiration.

And we have all the trends from our perennial favorite for flirty, feminine styles: Shoshanna! From vibrant colors to bold patterns, the designer has you covered in all the looks you want for spring. Now you just need a different dinner date every night!

To help you make sense of how to put it all together, we called on two of Hollywood’s hottest stylists, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, to help explain how to wear all the styles. Want to combine color block with a tribal-inspired shoe? Easy! Stay tuned to see their video to learn more about styling the trends with ease.

Shop all the best Spring Trends on Gilt.com on March 5, starting at noon ET.

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PEOPLE.com Picks the Top Trends of the Academy Awards

We all have our favorite looks from Sunday night’s award show — hello, Gwyneth! — but we turned to the red carpet experts to define what the major trends are. After all, these will influence everything from bridal to prom dresses to the colors we’ll see everywhere. Read the trend picks and then shop them in our PEOPLE.com Picks: The Red Carpet Look sale on Gilt.com!

Zoe Ruderman, Senior Style Editor at PEOPLE.com, points to shine, color and chokers as the highlights of the evening. Ruderman tells Gilt StyleFile, “I’m a huge fan of sequins and I was excited to see that they continued to be a red carpet trend this awards season, specifically at the Oscars.”

She points to Rose Byrne’s Vivienne Westwood good as being particularly inspirational. “[The dress] felt like the perfect combination of fun and glamorous — it was fresh and young but simultaneously had an Old Hollywood vibe. And I’m now looking for an excuse to wear the ABS by Allen Schwartz Long Sequin Gown from the Gilt sale!”

While white and black made a strong showing on the carpet, Ruderman points to the fiery hue of the night as her most inspirational. “After seeing all of the red-hot scarlet gowns, I’m excited to inject a bit more of the hue into my spring wardrobe. I especially loved Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli, Michelle Williams in coral Louis Vuitton and Claire Danes in Valentino.”

Let’s not forget the accessories! While we may not be able to afford most of the diamonds from the night, the style that ruled is an easy one to grab a look-alike of and incorporate into our daily wardrobes. Ruderman explains, “And in terms of jewelry, I was loving the diamond chokers that were spotted on Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Michelle Williams. The delicate-yet-dazzling necklaces were a gorgeous complement to strapless and off-the-shoulder gowns, and they’d look equally stunning paired with less formal attire like a black tee or a white button-down.”

Shop the PEOPLE.com Picks: The Red Carpet Look sale today on Gilt.com! And see all the Oscars fashion and beauty trends on PEOPLE.com.

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 Trends Revealed!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has drawn to a close here in New York City, and we couldn’t be more excited about Fall 2012! It’s a season of clothing made for strong, independent and cool women — just how we like to think of all the Gilt.com shoppers. A decided new color palette has emerged, office-appropriate clothing has never looked more appealing, and outerwear took a new turn in the spotlight. Here are some of our favorite trends and shows. You can read all of our Editorial Director Melissa Liebling-Goldberg’s coverage of the shows on Stylelist.com, where she was a featured guest blogger for the week.

DARK TIMES: Neons took a backseat for the season with a sophisticated palette of navy, charcoal, ivory, tomato red (left at Michael Kors), hunter green, mustard yellow, peacock blue and the standout oxblood (above right at DKNY). Black is back, turning up on almost every single runway in multiple looks.

MAN’S WORLD: Menswear-inspired pantsuits were a major trend for the season, done in everything from traditional tweeds (Ralph Lauren, center) to bright red and soft pastels. Complementary sheaths mirrored the corner office effect for those who favor dresses.

FULL COVERAGE: Outerwear became a focus this season, with lots of leather, fur and heavy wools. The puffer coats and anoraks we’ve seen in previous seasons took a backseat to a more grown-up and dressy approach. Belted coats below the knee in simply sleek shapes stood out, and the classic double-breasted peacoat got extra mileage.

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