The Today Show’s Natalie Morales took a look at fashion trends and styles for the New Year. Buzzwords like “pattern”, “colour”, “multicultural” and “fluidity” describe what lies ahead. I had a hunch that the voluminous trend would stick around and I’m happy to see that this is the case. A bit of volume in the right place makes for an interesting outfit. Bright hues and ethnic patterns will be a refreshing contrast to the sea of black and white retail collections we saw for Spring 2007, but it’s going to be a tricky season for those who prefer neutrals and plain items.

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Brights are back and I’m thrilled.