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10 Items You Need to Own in 2012

Who needs resolutions? When it comes to taking on the new year in style, what you really need are just a few wardrobe additions. Taking into account the Spring 2012 runways and expected evolution of last year's must-haves, we've come up with 10 pieces you've got to get your hands on. From 24-karat nail color to a modern twist on the pantsuit, read on for our top picks.

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1. Something Orange

Tangerine is the official shade of the Spring 2012 season. (At least according to the experts at Pantone.) Try on a citrus-colored coat for major impact, or start small with an orange carryall or chiffon top.

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2. Peplum Skirt

Feminine peplums whittle your waist and accentuate your curves—what's not to love?

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3. Gold Nail Polish

Chanel never fails to set trends with their groundbreaking nail colors. For Pre-Fall 2012, they're releasing a shimmering golden shade called Diwali—meaning gilded digits are gonna be huge in the coming year. In the time being, try this shade from Deborah Lippman.

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4. The Little White Dress

LWDs have been sharing the sartorial spotlight with LBDs for several seasons now, a development sure to continue well into 2012. It's definitely time to pick up your first—or add another to your closet.

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5. Mesh Top

Athletic accents and silhouettes were all over the spring runways. A mesh tank, tee or topper in a statement shade is an easy way to work the sporty look into your own wardrobe.

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6. Pastel Blazer

Popular neons are taking a backseat to rich pastels as we head into 2012. Slip into a double-breasted or boyfriend-style blazer in mint green, lemon or cotton-candy pink.

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7. Woven Clutch

As we head into a new year, it's time to streamline your routine. A sleek little clutch is perfect for carrying your essentials. And textural finishes like raffia or woven leather are particularly on-trend.

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8. Shorts Suit

The classic Bianca Jagger-esque pantsuit is getting abbreviated. In pretty pale hues or bold florals, a tailored jacket and cropped shorts make a perfect pairing.

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8. Shorts Suit

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10. Flapper Frock

When stocking your closet with new party dress options for 2012,  look to the Roaring Twenties. Fringed, beaded and drop-waisted styles will have you channeling Daisy Buchanan in no time.

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