Explore 2012′s New Fashion Trends
By: Tasha, The Bay Area Style Guru
We can all get stuck in a style rut because we stick to looks that feel comfortable. Many women approach fashion with the saying, ”If it ain’t broke, why fix it?”
This year, jump outside of the box and try something new!
By adding new elements each season, it is a great way to keep your wardrobe current, fresh and exciting.
So, you ask, what is hot for spring/summer 2012?
Boyfriend Look is “Out”: Unlike last season’s unisex, ” boyfriend” inspired styles, 2012 ushers in a return to femininity and lady like structures. Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Philip Lim all featured floral prints and pastel colors in their collections for the upcoming seasons. Alexander Wang showed botanical print dresses and skirts in light, ethereal silhouettes. These styles are simply pretty and can be worn by virtually any woman.
Tip: Accessorize with baby pinks, egg shell blues and bright neons. I love a pink scarf, a lovely floral print top or a frothy yellow skirt paired with neutrals!
60′s Mod Look Is “In”: The 60′s Mod Look was featured by Burberry, YSL and Marni ; think sexy mini skirts, graphic prints, cat sunglasses and MaryJane pumps.
Tip: Pair this looks with “Bridget Bardot” hair, pink lips and bold eyeliner. Also, cat sunglasses are always super flirty and look great with anything from jeans to office attire.
1920′s Look Is “In”: The movie remake of “The Great Gatsby” which will hit theaters next year, sparked a 1920′s revival in fashion. Both Diane Von Furstenberg and Jill Stewart featured long pearl necklaces, drop waist dresses, fringe, beading and sparkly headbands.
Tip: To avoid looking like you’re going to a costume party, incorporate only one element of this trend into your outfits at a time. Try a long string of pearls with a simple top and skinny jeans, wear a sparkly headband with a simple little black dress or try a drop waist dress with sandals and a cute cardi.
The key to wearing new trends is to find pieces that appeal to your unique sense of style and then incorporate them into your existing wardrobe. Be creative and have fun!
A New Year deserves a new look!
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