Posted by admin on April 13th, 2012
Spring 2012 fashion is about being seen and being noticed. This season, designers appeared determined to shed the dour effects that years of recession have had on fashion. Color was one of those victims of the recession. Few customers seemed in the mood to wear bright colors that seemed incongruous with the general mood of the world.
Although the economy is still years from a full recovery, it appears that things are on an upswing, and for spring 2012, designers shook things up on the runway, injecting lively colors and bold patterns back into their lines. Luckily, adding just a few of these new spring 2012 pieces to an existing wardrobe can quickly update any woman’s wardrobe.
1. COLORFUL DENIMS AND CAPRIS
One of the biggest trends this season and one that will be shouting from retail display windows everywhere is the brightly colored jean or capri pants. Bottoms long relegated to being the subtle backdrop to flashy tops are now taking front and center stage in unexpected colors, such as cherry reds, vivid turquoise blues and citrus bright yellows and tangerines.
Many celebs have been photographed rocking these colored denims and capris lately, including Dakota Fanning and Kim Kardashian. The best part about these Technicolor bottoms is that they will work with simple pieces fashionistas already have in their closet. In fact, because these bright splashes of color are so eye-catching, it’s best to let them do the shouting and pair them with things that won’t vie with them for attention.
For Spring 2012, these bright pops of jewel and candy colors are just the thing to freshen up a wardrobe.
2. COLOR BLOCKING
The color block look was showcased in two different ways on the runway. Some designers used color blocking on individual pieces. For instance, a dress would combine two bold swatches of color, such as tangerine and neon pink. Other designers just mixed and matched brightly colored pieces together to get the same effect. A neon lime skirt, for example, would be played off against a flashy fuchsia top. The look is bright and fun.
Brave fashionistas can take their cues from the runway and mix existing dramatic colors in their closets in unexpected combinations Even something as simple as adding a brightly hued belt worn over a black jacket and white pants can make an outfit look 2012, instead of just blah.
Of course, women that are afraid to try their hand at mixing unexpected colors on their own can just pick up a few color blocked pieces and mix them in with their current wardrobe. These spring 2012 color block pieces will instantly refresh a wardrobe.
3. BOLD FLORAL PRINTS
The spring 2012 runaways were also filled with bold floral designs. How bold? Designers were definitely thumbing their noses at one of those longstanding fashion don’ts, wearing big floral prints from head to toe. Designer Peter Som, for instance, showcased a bright floral jumpsuit, and famed stylist Rachel Zoe recommended a Topshop floral print jumpsuit to her fans.
For a more subtle look, women can add just a touch of this 2012 trend to their wardrobe by purchasing a pair of floral jeans or a flowery skirt and then combining it with pieces they already own, such as a simple lavender tank.
For those fashionistas who are not quite up to being the center of attention in electric bright colors, pretty feminine pastels are a good spring 2012 alternative trend. These subtle additions of color will freshen up a tired wardrobe just as effectively as their louder neon and candy-hued cousins, but just in a quieter manner.
Adding pastels can, of course, be as simple as mixing in a new cotton-candy pink shirt. However, trendsetters may want to consider purchasing an unusual pastel item, such as a lemon-yellow blazer, to really liven up their wardrobes.
5. GRAPHIC PRINTS
In addition to vivid florals, designers were showing a lot of bold graphic prints. Eye-catching black and white geometric patterns can have an instant refreshing effect on an old wardrobe. Fashionistas should look for pieces flaunting big, bold patterns in sharp tones, not muted, as these items will add instant 2012 verve to your wardrobe.
6. CROP TOPS
Flirty little crop tops were all over the fashion runways, including at the Missoni and Prada shows. Women who have been hitting the gym or the yoga studio hard and want to show off their fab abs will want to pick up a few of these tops that will give a peak at their figure without giving it all away. Fashionistas can pair these little tops with a long skirt or jeans that they already own.
Luckily, fashionistas don’t have to break their banks to add spring 2012 flair to their wardrobes. Just a few of these eye-catching pieces will be enough to reenergize anyone’s closet.
Thank you Edwin for your post for the Spring Season. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!