Style: The delivery of Resort 2013 is the only saving grace between January sales and the first arrival of spring essentials. The drudgery of leftover holiday ensembles, and manhandled fall remnant merchandize litter store floors—for which seems like endless weeks of sales. But, thankfully enlightenment arrives with the delivery of Resort and this season there are many styles and trends to fall in love with.

Resort 2013: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Resort 2013: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

By far, my two favorite collections for Resort: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Altuzarra. I LOVE them both. Every silhouette throughout Preen is intoxicating and masterful. Inspired by Jeff Koons the bold hydrangea prints juxtaposed with bold, colorful stripes are mixed with softer suiting, one-shouldered dresses, and sublime separates—I could wear every outfit.

Resort 2013, Altuzarra

Resort 2013, Altuzarra

Altuzarra—what can I say? The summer collection was stunning, fall is adventurous and to prove such warranted aptitude—earlier this month Joseph Altuzarra was honored by the CFDA for The Swarovski Award for New Design Talent.  For Resort, Altuzarra assimilates the genre of safari meets gypsy, ikat complements chambray, and cinched waists and peplum-draped skirts, create flattering layers.

Resort 2013: Lanvin

Resort 2013: Lanvin

Resort 2013: Derek Lam

Resort 2013: Derek Lam

Resort 2013: Sachin + Babi

Resort 2013: Sachin + Babi

Resort 2013: Markus Lupfer

Resort 2013: Markus Lupfer

Some of my favorites styles from Resort: skirted and sharp silhouettes by Lanvin and Derek Lam, biker jackets rule with Markus Lupfer, Rag & Bone and Sachin + Babi. The fascination of peplums continues—cut into skirts, jackets and gowns, I love the Jason Wu nude-layered gown and two-piece by Preen and the lean printed gowns by Matthew Williamson and Givenchy are perfect resort styles for dramatic cool evenings.

Resort 2013: Jason Wu

Resort 2013: Jason Wu

Resort 2013: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Resort 2013: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Resort 2013: Matthew Williamson

Resort 2013: Matthew Williamson

Resort 2013: Givenchy.

Shockingly, light blue denim circulated the collections, evident at Chanel, Givenchy, Derek Lam and Dsquared—not sure I am ready to wear this shade of denim, just yet.  Layer upon layer of chic styles and bold prints; spill over from fall, continuing the juxtaposed mélange formed with long tunics, dresses over pants, and all-in-one print ensembles.

Go to Style.com and drool over the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Altuzarra Resort Collections.  What is your must-have style?