Fashion in the Friendly City| May 1, 2012
While you were trying to decide what to add to your Fall 2011 wardrobe, we were previewing Spring 2012. Before you raked your first group of leaves, we were finalizing selections for your Spring and Summer wardrobe. Fashion never rests; we are always looking toward the future just waiting to see what is on fashion’s radar for the upcoming seasons and deciding just what you can’t live without.
This season, there are a lot of new trends, and one of the exciting things is that you are going to be able to update and compliment items you already own with minimal investment.
Color is everywhere in bright fun hues. One trend you do not want to miss is colorblocking. This trend is popping up on tops and dropping in on dresses. Slip into your favorite skinny jeans or a classic white trouser, and accessorize with a new colorblock top.
Colored denim is all the buzz from bun brights to simple pastels, sweetening springs soft feminine palette with colors such as light lavender, cool grey, and optic white. To optimize your jeans investment, pair it with a simple tunic in neutral colors and soft supple fabrics.
Navy is making its way to the forefront of fashion for early spring. All you navy lovers, take note; this is your season. Navy is turning up structured on knit blazers and unstructured on things such as those flowy cardigans that we have learned we just can’t live without. A white bottom is a must-have for Spring 2012. Revisit your classics, i.e., trousers. Just because a piece is timeless doesn’t mean you can’t see it in a new way. If you are more on the cusp of fashion, pair your navy blazer with skinny white jeans and even add a fun pop of color to show your own style.
Dresses, dresses, and more dresses – invest in a new one this season. They are simple, chic, effortless, easy, prim, cool. Need I say more? There is a style for everyone with the maxi coming on stronger than ever in prints and solids. Maxi, mini, solid or print, whether you’re girlie or no-frills, there is a dress for you this season.
Top trends you must have for Spring 2012 – investments worth making:
- A white top
- White pants (jeans and slacks)
- Something colorblock
- A touch of navy
- Colored denim jeans
- Maxi dress
- Color and more color
- Flowy, oversized tunics
The most important thing you can do for your spring wardrobe is take a good, long, hard look at it. Now be honest, and get busy cleaning it out. Sell it. Donate it. Give it to someone who will love it as much as you once did. Let’s take those pieces you still love and tweak them, update them, accessorize them. Put the must-haves from Spring 2012 with them and fall in love all over again.
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