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Kelly Bensimon's current inspiration: Mismatched resort wear

resort wear

resort wear

Kicking off 2012 with a little shopping, my daughters and I stopped into the Miu Miu store in SoHo (100 Prince St., 212-334-5156). We were all immediately intrigued by the resort collection - perfect for those lucky enough to find sun and warmth during the colder months.

I love resort wear, which often forecasts spring trends. And it's usually a smaller collection, meaning it's packed with the best of the best, as opposed to larger spring lines.

This season, Miu Miu stole the hearts of both myself and my girls with its odd shapes - bubble skirts were prominent - and styling choices that included almost mismatched colors: Muted pale-pink leather minis with royal blue silk lace-trimmed blouses really stood out.

Now that mismatched vibe has become my inspiration for the month. I plan to mix patterns and colors, such as red and pink, florals and prints, polka dots and stripes. Here's to a fashionably jumbled 2012.

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