Spring and Summer Styles of 2012

By on May 16, 2012
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Every new season comes with a new set of exciting fashion trends and this Spring is no exception. The experts have spoken and the high street is unveiling its collections, many styles taken directly from the catwalks of London, Paris, Milan and New York. Here is our run down of the must have fashion trends of 2012 so you can be one step ahead.

“Light, Beautiful Fabrics”

Spring/Summer 2012 is all about light, beautiful fabrics which can be layered to create different looks. Chiffon and cotton are perfect materials for the warmer weather and both take centre stage in the fashion stakes this season. Fabrics will be folded, pleated and draped with the Grecian goddess look making a comeback.

Lace is also something to look out for with designers adding it not just to their formal wear, but also casual everyday items and even work wear, with lace appearing on suits and even shoes. It is a great way to instantly feminise an otherwise fairly androgynous work outfit or suit. Lace will always be a huge influence in formal wear and the wedding sector but it has finally stood out on its own as a fabric which can be added to virtually any item or style of clothing.

Brave, Bold and Bright

This season there are several big colours which will represent Spring/Summer 2012 for years to come. Red, a colour usually reserved for winter and Christmas fashions will be huge with several shades being popular. Bright pillar-box red is the signature shade with slightly darker shades also making an appearance. If you want to follow the trends to the detail, red outfits finished off with a bright red lipstick will complete the fashionista look. The other big hue of the season is pastel mint green. If the thought of wearing this brave colour makes you want to hide in the wardrobe, but keeping up with fashion is important to you, simply accessorise and choose bags, belts, jewellery and even nail varnish in this colour. Neutrals are also tipped to be popular but are leaning towards beige and creams and are mainly to be seen in the work and casual wear departments leaving the more dressy items to embrace the bright colours.

Talking of bright colours, they will be very popular when it comes to summer skirts and dresses as the bolder the better. Stripes are also big again this season so look out for those two trends in the stores. Now, in contrast to the bright, colourful fashions, black and white are as popular as ever and deservedly so. These hues will be seen on formal wear and many designers have mixed them to achieve a monochrome effect.

Hot Cuts

Specific styles which have been highlighted are mid length skirts, one shoulder tops and dresses, biker jackets and hotpants. Mid length skirts will either be pencil in style or have a slight flair towards the bottom, popular colours for these items will be black, white, neutral and mint green. One shoulder styles have been very fashionable for a couple of years now but show no sign of disappearing and many designers have included this style in their evening and formal wear collections. Biker jackets are tipped to be the fashionable way to cover up and keep warm with many leather or faux leather styles hitting the shops in colours from bright pastels to trusty black. A big craze for this summer is hotpants, reminiscent of the sixties with a high waistline. These are great not only for the beach but also nights out – if you are feeling brave enough…

With so many different fashion trends this season there is guaranteed to be one perfectly suited to you so as well as being on top of the fashion, you will look great!

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