Top Clothing Trends For This Summer

By on May 18, 2012
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2012 is the year of celebration with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, and these events look like they have influenced fashion trends this summer.

London Fashion Week back in February kicked off what promises to be a set of fabulous summer trends.

Sports Wear

Top designers have got a real sense of occasion at celebrating the 2012 Olympic games. Just this month Stella McCartney unveiled her Adidas Team GB kit at a show in the Tower of London and with Prada sponsoring the Italian National Sailing Team and Giorgio Armani creating the kit for the Italian Olympic Team, we can be sure that collectively they have inspired a sporty trend that will continue this summer. Even Victoria Beckham, who it is fair to say, is a designer normally unlikely to champion sportswear, showed that it was indeed an important aspect in her 2012 collection. The shift dresses, mini skirts and beautifully tailored trousers showed elements of a sporty look, particularly around the straps and in the anoraks that were paraded in Fashion Week. Crop tops are making a comeback this year and with so many ways to be worn, the crop top is a summer 2012 wardrobe staple. On it’s own, maybe as part of the slightly more informal sportswear trend, worn with a sheer top over, the boob tube style, there really is one to suit all.

Give Me Colour!

Vivid colours are back! Colour blocking made so famous by Emilio Pucci over six decades ago has spun back around on the fashion carousal. Pucci, who accidentally fell into his career when Harper’s Bazaar printed a photo of a ski-suit he had designed, was back on the catwalk. The collection, in the hands creative director Peter Dundas, also consists of a floral twist with hints of paisley in the long, flowing skirts, dresses and pantsuits.
Pucci isn’t the only designer to promote floral and paisleys, as Miu Miu, Matthew Williamson, Stella McCartney and Jil Sander showed in their collections. Top trendsetters such as Alexa Chung and Florence Welch have been spotted rocking the paisley. Originally only fit for home interiors, paisley and floral are one of the hottest clothing trends for this summer.


As well as the somewhat surprising appearance of floral and paisley, pastels are also trending this summer, with the hottest colour being mint green. Perhaps this softly hued fabric becoming all the rage has been inspired by Her Majesty, who over the years has remained faithful to her pastel style, showed off a pastel pink dress suit by Angela Kelly just last month. Pastels have been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth II for practically since the beginning of her rein, and as she once commented, in a reassuringly “normal person” manner; “I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am”.
Finally, after fifty years on the throne, the masses have at last cottoned on to the fact that our Queen is in fact, a true trendsetter.
Match summer skirts (just below the knee as per this summers fashion) with matching vests, crop tops with long flowing pastel skirts or team up the pastels with this seasons hottest boxy jackets.

The Roaring Twenties

The style that was all the rage in the twenties is back on the catwalk and in the fashionista’s wardrobe this summer. Revived are the fringed flapper dresses, updated with a slightly modern twist. The bob, the stringed pearls, peep-toe shoes, all of these are very acceptable to be seen in this year. Skullcaps, bejewelled with sequins can accessorise the simplest of outfits to get that twenties feel.

Don’t Forget To Accessorise!

No outfit is complete without an accessory or two, and this summer is all about sea inspired jewellery. In Fashion Week the pearl embellished sea shell clutch bag by Chanel set the precedent for all things oceanic. Seashell earrings, coral necklaces and bracelets are the thing to wear. Beach style moves subtly onto Tribal accessories such as those shown by Louboutin, Kors and Mulberry to name a few. Animal prints, tiger tooth necklaces, straw bags are all an eye catching must this summer.

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If you follow these tips for up and coming women’s clothing fashion you should be bang on trend for this coming summer.

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