Spring is edging closer, and that means that it won’t be much longer until we’re shopping for the latest warm weather fashions and accessories. The future is looking brighter, so what can we expect this upcoming spring and summer? Here is a list of the hottest trends to look out for and how to wear them.
Bright and Vivid Hues
Springtime is not the season to be a wallflower! This season we can expect lots of fun hues like we’ve seen from the Alberta Ferretti collection of Spring 2012. We’re talking about unexpected shades of blues, oranges, greens, and even purples. You can make this look work in your favor by purchasing a sheer sundress or blouse in a bright hue, and pair it with neutral colored heels and a white short-sleeve blazer.
Pair Casual with Business
The Max Mara Spring 2012 collection showed a mix of casual weekend styles and office-friendly attire. Take a cue from this season’s show. Pair crisp shorts with a solid tee and quarter-sleeve blazer – it’s so jet-set chic! Mix up your look a little for the weekend, and carefully select casual but office-appropriate styles for work.
Play Up Your Style with Prints
Prints and playful patterns will never go out of style, and like the spring 2012 Agnes B line shows, printed fabrics have never been more powerful. Keep your look preppy and fashionable by wearing a fitted polo tee with a gorgeous floral print skirt. Or take the unexpected route, and pair a funky graphic print tee with fitted knee-length shorts.
Go Back to the Seventies
The western meets 1970s bohemian look still reigns supreme with some designers like Just Cavalli. If you love this look as much as I do, be sure to stock up on a few printed maxi dresses, sheer tunics, and denim shorts. Balance out this look with modern accessories like pointy-toed flats and fitted jackets.