Bare legs and short skater skirts will be popular among fashionistas during the spring and summer season, it has been claimed.
This fresh and bright aesthetic will also be reflected in people's choice of fashion socks, according to OSOYOU.com.
The website's fashion writer, Kate Williams, explained: "Spring/summer 2011 will continue with a clean, fresh bright aesthetic, so although bare legs will be in abundance, pale, neutral tones in lace patterns will work well.
"Both ankle and knee-length socks worn with bare legs and short skater skirts will be a great on-trend preppy look."
However, the fashion tone looks set to get a lot more serious in the autumn and winter, as reflected in the recently released Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2011 collection.
The clothing line is heavily influenced by 40s and 60s retro looks, with strong "boy-girl styling", according to WGSN.
The fashion trend analysis firm expects this 40s retro theme to make a particularly strong showing during New York Fashion Week.
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