Another year is upon us and that can only mean one thing – fashion is changing again, so it’s time once more to take a look at our wardrobes and hit the shops to look for some of the hottest trends. With this in mind, here are seven of the top fashion trends for spring and summer 2012.
Some people are a little scared of wearing neon, but this year’s designs are actually very classy – think 60′s tailoring in cool, slightly muted neon colours. This is a really interesting trend; however, if you don’t think you can pull of an entire neon outfit, watch out for a few top accessories instead.
Graphics – Art Deco and Floral
There are also some very exciting graphic prints around for spring and summer 2012, and they can be a great way to add a thoroughly modern twist to classically tailored outfits. For example, floral prints are very popular and they’re perfect for the warmer seasons – very girly and pretty. If you’re hoping to achieve a slightly smarter look then you should watch out for the art deco prints that were seen on the 2012 catwalks. They’re sure to be huge.
Of course, spring and summer are the seasons when many of us decide to try and get fit, so it’s a good job athletic clothes are in fashion right now. For instance, tracksuits with cutaway mesh panels are one interesting option you might like to explore. Alternatively, casual shorts and t-shirts in some on-trend colours (think neon or pastel) are a really cool option that should see you through the seasons.
Plus, we’ll take any chance we can find to wear our trainers, so this is definitely one trend many people are sure to be excited about.
Bright white clothes in floaty, draping material are also on trend this spring and summer. Keep your outfit clean while you’re out and about by covering up with a great women’s coat, perhaps cut in the currently popular 60s style – then dazzle everyone with your white dress later.
Many people think that crop tops are primarily for teenagers and people who go to the gym a lot, but they’re sure to be very big this spring and summer. They were all over the catwalks in all sorts of styles, from casual neon offerings to smart, matte satin cropped tops with flowing skirts below.
Black and Yellow
One of the top colour trends for this year has to be the black and yellow combination. For instance, a pastel yellow summer dress (very on trend!) teemed with a black women’s coat in the 60s style (also on trend) would be a great look. And don’t worry: you won’t look like a bumble bee!
Finally, if you’re looking for some cute and interesting patterns to spruce up your wardrobe but don’t fancy the idea of graphic prints, polka dots should be high on your ‘to buy list’. You can combine this trend with some of the other fashions, such as pastel colours, crop tops and 60s’ style, making them really versatile and a definite must-have for spring/summer 2012.