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Frugal Fashion: Marguerite Moreau at the Tribeca Film Festival

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It's time to retire your winter coats, bulky sweaters and rain boots for a lighter, brighter wardrobe. At the Tribeca Film Festival, happening now in New York, the stars stepped out in spring's hottest trends -- bright citrus hues and florals. Emma Watson attended the premiere of "Struck by Lightning" in a Miu Miu floral skirt, Michelle Williams hit the red carpet in a floral and neon pleated Giambattista Valli dress and Dakota Fanning was spotted at the Vanity Fair festival party in a pink dress by Lanvin.

"Caroline and Jackie" star Marguerite Moreau put spring's best trends together when she stopped by the festival photo booth in a purple, blue and yellow flower print dress. She framed her florals in citrus brights with a lemon yellow blazer and tangerine heels by Aldo, nail polish and lipstick for extra pops of color.

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A floral print dress is a fun and flirty item that can last through the summer and into fall. Try the Ruffle floral belted dress from Delia's.com for $39.50, the DKNY jeans floral print dress from Macys.com for $54.99 or switch things up with the flower print bandeau dress from Topshop.com for $60.

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Rev up your wardrobe with a blazer in a yellow hue that's sure to turn some heads. Get the Caslon piqué blazer for $69 from Nordstrom.com, or for a even brighter, neon yellow try the BB Dakota Naples blazer from Dillards.com for $57. To really punch up the look, get the Ivanka Trump Indico heel in shiny tangerine from Zappos.com for $107.99 and Essie's nail polish in geranium for $8.

Happy shopping.

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

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-- Jenn Harris

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Photo: Actress Marguerite Moreau of "Caroline and Jackie" visits the Tribeca Film Festival portrait studio Sunday in New York. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images

New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2011: Trend-spotting at DKNY

On the fifth day of fashion week, several of the fall season's trends started to come into focus in the DKNY collection.

They are:

-- Clashing color (as seen here on a red-and-pink angora stripe sweater, and a red, henna, navy and pink pleated georgette color-block dress).

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-- Puffer jackets (in a pink and red houndstooth or red mohair knit).

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-- Skinny pants (DKNY's had zippers at the ankles).

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New York Fashion Week: DKNY remixes the classics

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The classics remixed. That was the takeaway from the fall DKNY line, a compelling mash-up of menswear- inspired equestrian plaids, Bauhaus grids and Deco florals. Schoolgirl pleated skirts came in mixed plaids and checks, and Angora wool coats were oversized and man-tailored, some with contrast leather piping.

Bands of electric blue sequins livened up the camel, gray, burgundy and black sweaters and scarves in geometric collage patterns. And for evening, short dresses shined with metallic patches of beads and sequins.

Those platform brogue booties were a hit, too.

-- Booth Moore in New York

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Photos: DKNY's fall 2010 show in New York. Credit: Peter Stigter and Jonas Gustavsson / For The Times

NY Fashion Week: Skin is in

Wang049_2 Hurricane Hanna hit New York on Saturday, the rain came in sheets, and still the glossy editors wore their stiletto sandals and booties, God bless 'em. Me, I wore my Havaiana flip-flops and almost lost one when I stepped into a puddle up to my ankles trying to steal a cab ahead of the teetering flock on the corner of 21st and 10th Avenue.

Luckily, trucking around in the soggy weather was worth it. The shows have been good, and from the handful I have seen, it seems to be all about the body for spring. Maybe it’s the Olympics, or fashion's
never-ending love affair with the 1980s, but skin is in; skirts are short and tight.

Up-and-comer Alexander Wang has got the look down like nobody else. His show was in a garage-like space with concrete floors that his helpers sprinkled with water to create that hot and sweaty after-a-night-of-partying vibe. They needn’t have bothered. We could have all just shaken out our umbrellas.

Wang's collection was raunchy and fun -- an awesome mishmash of sportswear and the street, with a touch of "Miami Vice" in the form of neon pinks and aqua blues. Crockett and Tubbs ARE due for a fashion comeback. And I loved the quote he put in his show notes: “Anyone can get all dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress for their off days that is the most intriguing.”

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