With the arrival of a new season, fashionistas around the world are on the lookout for the key trends for that particular season. This year major fashion designers and fashion houses like Donna Karan, Givenchy and Missoni has come up with designs and silhouettes in clothes that are very different from autumn/winter 2011. The focus this year is more on vibrant colors, unstructured silhouettes and prints.
Color blocking, tribal prints, metallic skirts and peplum dresses are all in fashion this year. Unlike fall, which was dominated with tweeds and velvets and military colors like navy, beige and olive-green; this season is all about romantic and vibrant colors. Silhouettes are looser and more free-flowing with ample use of fabrics like linen, chiffon, organza, silk and Georgette. Let us take a look at some of the key fashion trends of 2012.
Upcoming Fashion Trends 2012
One of the latest spring fashion trends for 2012, is the emergence of prints. Unlike last season, where prints were soft and muted, this year the focus is on bright and bold tribal prints. Tribal prints and geometric prints in bright colors and head-to-toe patterns were seen in runways of major of fashion designers and design houses. Both Donna Karan and BCBG have great design of maxi dresses and blouses in tribal prints. If you are unsure of pulling off this trend, then wear this pattern in accessories like a handbag, scarf or belt. Animal prints are also one of the best fashion trends for spring 2012 and the best way to wear animal prints is not from head-to-toe, but to use it as accents, in trims.
Color blocking is also a huge spring summer 2012 trend, and rich jewel tones like emerald, sapphire blue and eggplant are some of the best hues for color blocking. Color blocking can be seen on dresses, tunics and accessories like scarfs and stoles. Color blocking patterns in blouses and tunics should ideally be paired with neutral hues like beige and camel. The color blocking trend is very hot this season as seen in the ensembles in Victoria Beckham Spring Summer 2012, Christian Siriano 2012. To make this trend work for you, choose shades that flatters your skin tone. This trend is also great for camouflaging problem areas like flabby arms, wide hips and thunder thighs.
The Color Orange
Another hot spring fashion trend 2012, is the color orange. Orange hues like tangerine, coral and blood orange are the hottest colors for spring. This season ditch the little black dress and go for a beautiful coral maxi dress instead. Choose a shade of orange that flatters your skin tone and eye color, and get ready to turn some heads. If wearing orange from head-to-toe sounds too bold to you, then pair a light coral top with tan colored pants or beige colored A-line skirt. You can also incorporate this beautiful and bold hue in your accessories like tangerine pumps, bright orange belt or a saffron colored scarf.
The Metallic Trend
Metallic trend is one of the emerging trend for spring fashion 2012. A metallic garment is both eye-catching and glamorous and can instantly make you look chic and sophisticated. A metallic mini skirt in colors like dull gold, bronze and copper is a must-have this season. The trick to making this trend work is to pair metallic with earthy colors like beige, sandstone, light brown and tan. For a more casual look, pair a simple dull gold matte metallic T-shirt with black skinny jeans and a pair of peep toe shoes. If you want to use this trend in your wardrobe but are not to keen to wear it in your outfit, then use them in your accessories. A pair of silver ballet pumps and a sequined scarf is a good way to incorporate this trend in your wardrobe.
Ruffles and Pleats
Soft, romantic dresses and blouses with ruffles and pleats are one of the major trends this year. This kind of dresses and tops in muted colors like watermelon pink, geranium, powder blue, pale yellow will be popular this year. Pussy bow tops, blouses with ruffles, skirts with fringes were all seen in Badgely Mischka's Spring Summer 2012 collection. This trend is soft and feminine and is perfect for wearing to a date. It is best paired with delicate accessories like a long pendant chain, a charm bracelet and an envelope clutch.
These were some key fashion trends 2012. Other new fashion trends that are going to be hot this season are floral maxi dresses, blouses and shirts with peter pan collars, nautical inspired dresses and tunics and wide leg trousers. Now that you are aware of current fashion trends, you can update your wardrobe to look your fashionable best.