Out With the Old, in With the New: 2011 Trends

A list of what to expect in 2011.

December 26, 2010, 7:32 PM

Dec. 27, 2010 — -- The new year is all about out with the old and in with the new, so here is what's new for 2011, and what's old, as in 2010.

1. Social media is only growing in influence. But it's evolved in the past 12 months. Here's what's new:

2010 was all about social networking, now it's about social buying – group discounts available to online communities.

2010: Social Networking: Facebook, Linked in, Kik Messenger

2011: Social Buying: Lockerz, Plum District, Ideeli

2. And whether we're doing social buying or social networking, we're all spending a lot of time on our computers. But there's a change there too:

In 2010, we lived online. This year, we'll be living in the cloud -- accessing our data online instead of storing it on our computers.

2010: Living Online: Gilt, iTunes, Amazon

2011: Living in the Cloud: Netflix, Grooveshark, Mobile Me, iPad, Verizon mobil internet, Apple TV

3. Food Trends:

Fried chicken, pies and relaxation drinks are in. Fish tacos, cupcakes and redbull are out.

2010: Fish Tacos

2011: Fried Chicken

2010: Cupcakes

2011: Pies

2010: Redbull

2011: Relaxation Drinks: Dream Water, Ichill, Genesis Today Goji Juice Drink

4. In the new year, teens will be reading...

A new series called "Hunger Games." The sun has set on "Twilight."

2010: "Twilight" series

2011: "Hunger Games"

5. Fashion: What's hot, what's not?

2010 Fashion Trends:

J Brand Gray Military Pants

Stuart Weitzman Leopard Wedges

Forever 21 Geometric Necklace

Chanel Khaki Nails

2011 Fashion Trends:

Honeysuckle Pink Skirt

American Apparel Sheer Lace Shirt

Via Spiga Neutral Pointy Kitten Heels

Chanel Black Pearl

Floral Pieces

Additional GMA Trends 2010/2011


Apps for Fun --> Apps for Happiness & Smarts

3D movies --> 3D TV

Text donations --> microfunding

Wii --> Kinect

Sleek tech --> Hiding modern tech

Food Trucks -->Gardens in restaurants

Locavore --> Vegivore

Bacon in everything --> Quinoa in everything

Snooki Poof --> Pixie Cut

Jeggings --> Lowbells

'80s --> '70s

Big Stars in Movies --> Big Stars in Video Games

Doofy Guys in movies --> Real Heroes in movies

Vampires --> Zombies

Mood nail polish --> Crackle nail polish

Silly bands --> Silly Rings

Zhu Zhu Pets --> Squinkies

Ping Pong --> Skee Ball

Jane Buckingham is the CEO of Trendra, a leading trend-spotting firm.

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