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It always seems like we have to start looking ahead to designer fashions so early in the year. Despite it being winter, the spring 2012 fashion trends have already hit the runaway. What can we expect this spring? A definite 180 from last year. 2011, for women, was all about borrowing from their male counterpart’s wardrobe. Boyfriend jeans, military inspired gear, and grungy clothing were all the rage. I guess women were tired of dressing more like men than women. Thankfully, the designer fashions this year will be a return to femininity.
Spring fashions are inspired by florals and the tropics -expect a lot of pastels, from baby pink to light blue and pale yellow. You can see the inspiration in dresses, a pair of pants, and skirts. The colors can range from very pale pastels to shocking neon. On the runway we saw a lot of sequins, silks, and cottons.
However, fashion accessories will be kept to a minimum, but will still be in line with accentuating the feminine. Earrings have always been a staple of the feminine, so expect that to be the one accessory every women will need to have. In terms of designer shoes for women, say goodbye to aggressive combat boots and thick-soled wedges. Instead, enjoy classic pumps and anything delicate.
With the Olympics this year, you can also expect some sportier fashions to pop up. There was a bit of a sports theme in some of the spring/summer previews. Alexander Wang is one such designer that decided to hop on the athletic trend. And considering his large influence, many retailers will snatch this look as well. But don’t expect track suits to be a typical style. Instead, look for cute anoraks, hooded jackets, and a good amount of nylon.
The best way to approach the upcoming designer fashions is to pick one simple element and one visual element to incorporate into it. It’s not about being ornate next season. It’s about simplicity. For example, pair a floral blouse with skinny jeans or match a pastel blazer with a summer dress. The fashion crime would be an attempt to mix and match every look from the runway together. That should never be the way to approach fashion trends. It’s about finding which pieces look great on you and sticking to one theme per outfit.
Spring designer fashions should be popping up shortly so make room in your closet. Push the military look to the back and prepare for beautiful florals and pastels as we make a triumphant return to dressing like a lady!
write by Duane