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Top Ten Fashion Trends For Spring 2012

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Let’s start out with what’s up with fashion color trends…

The big color trend for 2012 spring/summer is mint green… Yes you read right – mint green is the biggest color trend for the up coming season. The racks will be full of fashions that all done up in a soft whimsical version of mint green .

Another color trend being you will see this spring, especially in handbags and shoes is neon’s. Such as bright blues, yellows, greens, oranges, and hot pinks.

Do you Crochet? Well it’s back… Crochet vests are big this spring, maybe you can look to the back of your closet . maybe you might have a bit of a crochet number lurking.

The color that jumps out at the head of the line for this spring when it comes to neon shades, is orange! Less face it there is no other color that can make a loud fashion statement as bright orange. So need a new handbag or a great pair of shoes? Make it orange.

Belt bags are one of the great big trends… However, I am not talking “fanny packs’…Stick to the new small square flat belt bags – so cute, and less weight to carry on that shoulder.

Feet need a rest This spring kitten heels are big… The kitten heel is a good choice this spring. They are feminine, and classic, as well as comfortable.

Creamy neutrals, all done up to give you a very feminine look. Flowing pajama – styles, tunics. All meant to be classical, and again comfortable.

Think whimsical pattrens. From bird prints to deers, fruit, feathers, you name it, tops with whimsical prints are big. You will see everything from blouses to dresses all sporting Whimsical prints.

Stripes – Stripes seem to hold a place in fashion year after year. You can’t go wrong wearing stripes, from head to toe…

High-Waisted flare pants are so big this spring… The pant that Katharine Hepburn made so popular, is back… I suggest you pair this style of pants with a great heel, just to give the old look a bit of flare. The new flare pant as a rule have loops for a skinny belt, so you can flash up the look with a flashy thin belt.

Mint IT’s So Hot For Such A Cool Color

 Sundresses Are So Trendy This Summer – This Is A Sundress That Will Keep You Minty Cool…

This Creamy neutral Sheath is all done up to give you a very feminine classical look…

note the wonderful natural drape at the bottom of the skirt.

This soft blue pastel suit shows a bit of a shoulder pad to sightly broaden the shoulder line.

Fashion Trends You Need To Know About…

Designers this spring and summer are utilizing heavenly fabrics, light as a cloud so to say… – and putting out some wonderful heaven inspired designs. Soft and feminine dresses, and blouses, to make you feel like a bit of an angel.

Designers have not left all you little devils out. This spring and summer you will see a big come back in red! A bold color that is not just for you red hot gals.

Many fashions this season will be sewed up with the up most intricately, touting pleats, folds, and draping. Giving references to ancient Greece and Rome.

The oh so sexy one shoulder look is also big for this summer. Lots of designers have given the a two-sleeve look the cold shoulder …

The Katharine Hepburn’s influence as always still reigns. You will continue to see tailored blazers, cute fitted cardigans, and ties …

As mentioned above florals are so big this spring and summer…You will see the racks over loaded with wonderful floral’s, from soft muted pastels, to South Pacific inspired with bright and bold floral’s – just about in every shade you can imagine…

It seems more than a few designers are adding the sexy silk robes look to their line this spring. Not to mention drawstring shorts, and vertical stripes. The pajama party look with an elegant twist…

Spring fashions will burst out with vivid colors…

The Black And White Of It…

Color was everywhere on the runways for spring/summer. However , many top designers mixed in black and white creations, and also dull neutrals seem to hold on this season.

Photo – This great design is by Michael Kors. Note how he incorporated lace in the skirt, and mixed it all up with a sporty strip mix at the top.

Lace is big this season, it is being used as never before. It is popping up not only in evening wear and lingerie, but ready to wear- not to mention its covering shoes, and handbags, you name it…

Check out the fab handbag – bright white clutch with shiny chains. The biggest trend in handbags this spring/summer – short strapped oversized handbags or totally over sized clutch’s… Another big trend in handbags that was evident on this springs runways, lots of shiny hardware.

Black & White And All Mixed Up !

Note how the designer mixed the fabrics and patterns in a way that complimented one another perfectly.

Stripes Are So Hot For 2012 !

Check out the classic looks, and the bold looks in stripes for spring.

One of the big trends this season is anything striped… Expect to see lots of stripe, not only on wonderful nautical knit tops, but dresses, handbags, and even shoes…

Check out photo above outfit of “Michael Kors” design – He used a very simple classical nautical striped top, and mixed it up with a long button cardigan, and flare a-line skirt … The results – a chic casual look.

Stripes Of A Bolder Nature – were all over the New York Runways for spring 2012….

Lace Is Showing Up Everywhere…

Add a pair of lacey pumps to a tailored suit or wear them with a great pair of jeans… Anyway you look at it – you are going to add a bit of glam to an otherwise perhaps boring outfit.

Lace is a big trend for this spring and summer. Once only reserved for wedding dresses or formal wear, lace is showing up everywhere. Designers are adding lace to not only sporty shoes and handbags, but to everyday wear such as blouses, skirts, and dresses. Its trendy girls, but enjoy it while it lasts…

Pastel Leather Biker Jackets … Are a big trend this spring

Leather Motorcycle Jackets – not just for biker babes this spring…

Biker Babes… This spring swap out that blazer for a oh so cute leather motorcycle jacket. This is a fast growing trend, keep in mind its not the typical black leather type. This year designers have put out some wonderful biker inspired jackets, pastels, bright classic colors, and yes some metallic jobs… As well as fabulous white !

Skirt Lenghts This Spring and Summer Are Mid knee,… Looks like last years Skirt Lengths Are Here To Stay!

Paisley… This Spring Enjoy This Wonderful Ethnic Print…

Paisley is surprisingly versatile – if you learn to balance the atention- getting graphics with a tailored piece to complete the look.

Pair your paisley with neutral hues or match to the darkest color in the print.

This spring and summer paisley will be big – so add a piece or two to your wardrobe.

Paisley Prints Are Classicly Used In Spring/Summer Fashions!

Another big trend this season – Anything Paisley
Fashions that scream color and fun! Dresses, skirts, blouses, handbags, shoes, will all be out there for the pickings… Paisley will be infused into so many great fashions this season. Some designers adding Bollywood glam to infuse fun bright paisley into otherwise boring fashions. Consider adding a bit of paisley into your spring/summer wardrobe.

High Waist Pants Have Become a Big Trend This Season

It’s great to see the high waist pant come back into style. Note the oh so feminine floral blouse… High waisted pants also look great with the biker look jackets….

What’s New in Shorts This Season?

the waist- line is a bit higher…And more comfortable

This year you will see some great changes in the waist band … Last year, you had the tiny hipster waists, plunging to an uncomfortable low, so to say.

This summer look forward to being comfortable, and some what lady like… The return of a bit higher waist .

In regard to length – You will see short shorts, to knee toppers, that just hit the top of the knee. The fit on a knee topper should be straight, not tight – straight. You will also see some great cuffed shorts, very tailored, and very cute.

The Most Popular Shorts For This Summer – Boyish Styled Long Shorts ….
A great pair of “long shorts” are a summer wardrobe must.

A huge trend this summer will be the long to just above the knee boyish long shorts – paired with feminine tops. Add a great flip flops or heels, you are good to go…

 Where are shoe styles headed this spring and summer?

High-heeled cut out booties are one of the big trends for spring…

Shoes have defiantly become a way of expressing ones artistic likes… With wonderful intricate shapes, and bold colors. One must put away the old black pumps, and step into the new wonderful world of color, patterns, and crazy designs, not to mention hardware,flowers…

Shoes this season are unique, and not all that practical. Can an ordinary woman pull off the wild new look in shoes? Well maybe… But perhaps the most wild designs should remain on the on catwalk? But shop around, there are some great shoe styles out there this spring – with perhaps just a bit of quirkiness. You at least need one pair of wild artistic shoes in your wardrobe…

Blooming tootsies…
This Spring – you will see flowers popping up all over. Especially on our shoes. Floral applique’s will embellishment loads of shoes this spring. Another big trend – prints, you will be able to find lots of patterns in subtle or as extreme as you desire.

Metallic all the way…
Zip it up or buckle it in… But get your feet ready to sparkle! Be ready to see hardware this spring , in the form of zippers, snaps and buckles. This hardware will be used in a abundance not only to adorn pumps, but everything from ballerina flats to fantastic sandals this spring/summer fashion season.

Cut-Out Booties
High-heeled booties are holding on strong for 2009 spring/summer fashion season. Most shoe Designers found a way to keep booties fresh and colorful for this spring. One way was to cut away parts of the bootie, leaving lots of skin showing through the cutout. Whether it’s open-toes, cut-away sides, or cut-out heels, you can’t go wrong with a pair or two of these in your closet.

Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator Sandals have battled their way back this year…. Yes – gladiator sandals will be bigger this spring/summer than they were in the summer of 2008. Believe it or not they will be bigger ! So what will be different the gladiator sandal will sport a heavily strapped heeled. You will find the gladiator takes on color this season . Bold colors will make them even more dynamic than ever before.

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