The It Factor for Denver: The looks that feel the most fresh from Herrera’s spring 2011 collection are those that exercise subtlety and restraint. Vibrant combinations of color work well on a coral sheath dress belted with a simple purple satin sash, while easy day pieces like a softly constructed jacket, crisp white shirt, and black maxi skirt are effortless and elegant.

The Gist of It: Recognized for her sophisticated ladies-who-lunch wear, Herrera’s spring line is true to form, showcasing luxe looks with a distinct Asian flair (think obi-esque belts and floral motifs). And although the collection includes socialite standbys like skirt and pant suits, day dresses, and elaborate evening gowns, many of the looks feel heavy in both their construction and botanical references.

Look for It At: Neiman Marcus, 3030 E. First Ave., 303-329-2600,