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Spring Trends 2012

The weather is warming up; the flowers are blooming, New York Fashion Week is over and the verdict is in. Spring 2012’s hottest fashion trends are funky, chic and so wearable. From crazy color combos to the latest statement-making prints, this seasons looks are all about bringing back femininity and glam. Whether you’re still stuck in that post-winter drear or you’re ready to amp up your wardrobe with bright, cheerful colors and patterns, here are a few of the season’s favorite trends:

Tangerine is taking the fashion industry by storm this season. “The bright color reminiscent of the radiant sunset,” Pantone claims. It is “the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.”

Try rocking this color with a hot little sundress, flashy top or even on your bikini. However, if orange is not your color and you’re feeling a bit color shy, the best way to incorporate this hot color is through your accessories or even your manis and pedis. There are so many ways in which looks this color can be worked with and it should be the star of your wardrobe this season.

You can’t think spring without thinking floral. The floral craze was spotted all over the runways this season. Whether you rock these hip prints on a pair of sunglasses or your maxi dress, you’ll definitely be a standout. If you’re a jean girl, there are a ton of floral jeans on the market right now at places like Citizens of Humanity, Topshop and even Forever 21.

The best look is to keep the top solid while going easy on the accessories. You can edge them up by adding a leather jacket and pumps, keep them chic with a slouchy knit sweater and flats or even dress them up for a night out on the town paired with a statement necklace and leather clutch. This flower power won’t be ending anytime soon.

Color blocking is back with a bang. Its bright colors epitomize everything we love about spring. It is the perfect way to experiment with colors and patterns. Stars have been gracing the red carpet with these daring combinations of color and now it is your turn, whether you’re taking a trip to the grocery store or to the mall, the spotlight will be on you.

As simple as it may seem though, strategically placing the right colors together can be difficult. An easy way to look like a fashion genius without putting in any effort at all is to buy an already color blocked dress. At first, you’ll want to keep the amount of colors you use minimal by pairing the vibrant hues with nudes. As you get the hang of it, begin adding in colors. Try coupling deep colors with pastels and even try funking it up by including neon. Remember this simple formula, one bright, one bold, one neutral and you’ll be rocking your color blocking.

So toss those wool sweaters aside and get inspired with 2012’s most sought after trends.

Brooke Weathersby

Photo Credits: Polyvore // Trend Hype


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