Fashion can be a tad confusing sometimes. Winter coats are on the rails before we’ve said goodbye to the sunshine and Summer stock hits the stores before Christmas. Not only this but some trends come and go while others stay for the long haul. Many trends are just hitting the shelves when you read in a magazine that it should be laid to rest at the back of the wardrobe.

Well, the editor of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) must have felt similar confusion and in response, has come up with a cool matrix-style grid to help you navigate your way through the S/S  ’09 collections without the usual trauma.

Below are a couple of my favourite looks from Spring/Summer 2009.

1. Balmain 2. Erdem 3. Luella 4. Etro

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