It’s been decided, with spring fashion weeks having already taken place in the most fashionable cities in the world, it’s time to reveal which looks have created the most buzz and report on which trends will have mainstream staying power this spring.
Flower prints are huge this spring as seen on the runways of Alexander Wang, Rodarte and Jason Wu. These bold and colorful patterns look great as statement pieces or head to toe. Pair with solid colors such as black to create a colorful and wearable look or stand out by wearing these plucky prints by themselves as an eye-catching floral dress that’s perfect for spring.
Pastels are a no-brainer when it comes to spring. This year fresh and minty greens, subtly sunny yellows and delicately rosy pinks dominated the runways of designers such as Chanel, Prada, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Wearing pastels is a subtle and adorable way to add some color to your wardrobe this season. Solid pieces like tank tops or accessories like delicately colored purses look great and add flare to any look.
“The Great Gatsby” is a great book and sure to be a great movie. With its premiere looming over 2012 we’re not surprised that the 1920s era flapper look is regaining popularity as well. Designers everywhere are modernizing the iconic and independent style. The glitz, glamour and elegance of these fringy looks hit the catwalks hard appearing in powerhouse shows like Marc Jacobs, Marchesa and Fendi.
Even the usually demure Donna Karan, always-ladylike Oscar de la Renta, and understated Burberry ventured to run with these saphari and tribal inspired prints and accessories. The look is surprisingly wearable too. Add a tribal necklace or clutch to a basic outfit and watch it transform from blah to instantly chic.
Having been named the 2012 color of the year by Pantone, you’ll certainly be seeing “tangerine tango” everywhere you look this spring. Orange is truly the new black and in many ways is also clearly a neutral. The way it goes with black, grays, blues and even green is absolutely uncanny. Add a pop of fresh color with a fun and flirty orange hued purse or wear it by alone as an energetic dress as seen at the Christian Siriano, Jenny Packham or Jill Stuart shows.
Don’t get me wrong, red lips can be a year-round staple too, but judging by this year’s spring 2012 runway shows, red is having a comeback moment and it’s huge. What other way can you easily and effortlessly dress up an outfit or look instantaneously sophisticated than with a dash of red lipstick? Red lips are classic as seen on models walking for Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Jason Wu. Just remember not to go overboard and to keep the rest of your make-up simple.
Keep these popular trends in mind when going shopping for your spring wardrobe this season and you won’t go wrong. Use them as guidelines and make them yours with your own creativity and style.