Little Stars

One of this season's notable characteristics is a renewed interest in prints and it seems like everything in stores right now is merrily patterned. While the three most-talked about prints (floral, tribal, and arty) have waged a public battle for the fashion world's heart, they're being upstaged by a slightly smaller, but no less significant, style. The powerful print of which we speak is today's trend report-little stars.

Our eyes first filled with stars when we gazed upon the sparkling runways of Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel. Both of the heavyweight houses showed a veritable galaxy of stars in their spring collections, from star print separates at Chanel to starry shoes at YSL. We've noticed that a few famous and fashion-forward ladies are going for a traditional twinkle print. Ashley Olsen wore a Chanel shirt for a Fendi store party in Paris while Nicky Hilton chose Lacey Parker's Stars Silk Ruffle Slip Dress ($285) for a dinner at Da Silvano in New York. Kate Moss likes little stars so much she incorporated them into her latest collection for Topshop!

Speaking of which, we couldn't complete this story without mentioning a few pieces from this trend we love, like the Kate Moss for Topshop Star Print Shirt ($70). We adore that it's in lightweight cotton (still wearable when the weather warms up) and like the soft blue color. Another British retailer, ASOS, is stocking some excellent options like the Mini Star Print Scarf ($21.70), which comes in black or pink, and the Star Print Neck Tie Blouse ($54.20) in black or cream. If these bigger pieces seem to shout the trend, you can try the whisper of smaller starred items. Erica Anenberg's Star Dangle Earrings ($144) are one little way to get the look or perhaps you'll like a pair of black-and-white Chucks in Repeat Star Ox ($47). Of course some of you will want the real deal, we're happy to direct you to the Yves Saint Laurent Star Sandals ($595) and Star Belt ($245)-both are superstar pieces for any wardrobe.

Photo of Nicky, InfGoff. Photo of Kate, Bauer-Griffin.