4 Fashion Trends You Can Expect to See in Spring 2012

In the fashion world, spring is often a time for clothes that exude playfulness and energy. This year is no exception. Many fashion designers seemed eager to combat the dreary winter months and even drearier economy by creating outfits that were as bold as they were colorful. Here are four fashion trends from those collections that you can expect to see this spring.

1. Bright Blocks of Color

Bold, geometric patterns were a regular staple of fashion shows this season. Blocks of vibrant color decorated all types of clothing pieces, ranging from dresses to shirts. Some shades were so vibrant they were bordering on neon. You can still embrace the trend even if blocks of very bold color are too loud a style for you. Skip items made up of only very vibrant colors and, instead, go for more subtle shades.

Spring 2012 Fashion Trend - Prints

2. Eye-catching Prints

Continuing the bold trend, many looks this season relied on striking patterns that ranged from floral to futuristic. Bright colors were a favorite here, too, adding extra emphasis to the bold prints. Head-to-toe prints are probably not suitable for most people’s everyday attire, but you can still make a fashion statement by incorporating one strong, printed piece into an otherwise plain outfit.

3. Pastels

As with most spring seasons, pastels were common on the runway. These shades are friendlier for everyday wear than the bold outfits that were so popular. They’re also a classic fashion statement to signal that spring has arrived. They look especially good on light dresses with a lot of movement, helping to create an aura of femininity.

Spring 2012 Fashion Trend - Pastels

4. Low Waists

Several dresses in this season’s collections had very low waists, with the line often hovering around the hips. Structured and flowy dresses alike had this flapper-style silhouette. You can play up the trend by including a low belt into your look. It enhances the shape of the clothing, helps bring the outfit together, and draws attention to your hips.

You can expect to see those four trends in most stores this spring. Some styles are bolder than others, but they can all be adapted to suit most anyone’s taste. Play them up or down, depending on your personal style.

(First published on Pasazz.net on 6th March, 2012. Article republishing is strictly prohibited.)

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