Fashion changes each season, be it in clothes, makeup or jewelry. To keep up with the latest fashion trends is no easy task. But it is imperative to do so if you do not want to be caught wearing last season's clothes or shoes. For spring summer 2012, the focus is on bright colors and abstract prints. Peplum dresses in bright colors and slim silhouettes, flirty ruffled skirts and tailored shorts will be a hit, on and off the runway. Makeup on the other hand will be natural and subtle with a focus on a more fresh and "barely there" look. If you want to dress fashionably this season, then take a look at some key spring summer 2012 trends.
Spring Summer 2012 Fashion Trends
Spring summer 2012 trends shows that there is an emerging trend in bright, bold hues and abstract prints. Last years key look like the jumpsuit and military inspired jersey dresses have been replaced with the mullet dress and the peplum dress. The peplum dress is one of the strongest trends this spring and this sophisticated silhouette is high on glamor. The mullet dress is an asymmetrical cut dress that is ultra chic and stylish. You can opt for a strapless peplum dress and accessorize it with a statement necklace or stacked bangles to look trendy and fashionable. Designers like Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Jason Wu have featured the peplum dress in their Spring Summer 2012 collection. Color trends for spring summer 2012 are all about pastel colors like powder blue, dusty pink, pale yellow, mauve and lavender. As far as prints are concerned, the bigger the better. Tribal prints will be popular this season with a focus on bold abstract prints and animal prints in fabrics like linen, chiffon and satin that drapes the contours of the body.
Both maxi dresses and mini dresses are going to be trendy this summer. Summer is the perfect time to don minis, so make sure that you keep your body toned and fit. Metallic brocade minis paired with nude accessories is the best way to look chic and on top of trends. A fashion accessory that no fashionista can do without is the oversized hat. It not only protects you from the scorching summer sun but gives you a super chic look. Try an oversized trilby hat or a beret to instantly up your fashion quotient. The classic pencil skirt has made a comeback and it is best paired with a crisp white button-down shirt. You can also wear it with a satin camisole and boyfriend jacket with layered chains. Orange is definitely the new pink this season. If you think that you cannot pull off an all tangerine outfit, then use this hue in your accessories like an orange belt, scarf or a simple barrette.
Spring Summer 2012 Jewelry Trends
Jewelry trends for 2012 are all about big and bold pieces that are chunky and over the top. This year you just cannot do without statement necklaces in multi-colored stones. Tribal inspired pieces with liberal use of precious and semi-precious stones, wood, resins, crystals, feathers, fabrics, pearls and beads will be very popular. Brighten up your cocktail dresses with a single statement necklace in bold and bright hues. As far as patterns are concerned, the floral pattern is still going strong this year. Stacked bangles and oversized cuffs adorned the wrists of models of major fashion designers in their Spring Summer 2012 runway shows. Stacked bangles in neon colors are the rage this season and they are best paired with neutral clothing.
Another emerging trend in jewelry is that of the drop earrings. Drop earrings in crystals and sequins with Victorian inspired design will be very popular in 2012. This type of drop earrings makes quite a change from last year's trend of shoulder grazing chandelier earrings that dominated the runway. Cocktail rings have made a comeback this year and you should definitely invest in a couple of large knuckle dusters to glam up your outfit. Cocktail rings in animal inspired patterns and floral patterns are the most sought after this season.
Spring Summer 2012 Makeup Trends
This year the focus in on a fresh-faced look with a complexion that looks sun-kissed and dewy rather than made up. Light diffusing shimmery foundation with blushers in colors like dull rose, apricot, pale pink and peach will be the highlight of this year's makeup trends. "Barely there" makeup which is soft and muted will be very popular this spring and summer. Shades of bright red, coral as well as muted pink and nude shades will be popular lip colors this year. Trends in eye makeup veers towards the metallic look with liberal use of colors like gold, bronze, silver and copper. The trend of winged eyeliner is long gone and in fact the use of eyeliners is almost non existent this season. Smokey eye makeup trend is still going strong this spring.
Sunny and bright colors are predicted for nail paints to herald the spring. Pink, lilac, coral, lime green and burgundy are some of the hot colors for nail paints this year. Do not forget to pay attention to your eyebrows. Thick defined eyebrows with a natural arch is what you should be aiming for this season.
This was a sneak peek at some of the trends of spring summer 2012. While choosing clothes and accessories this season, remember to keep it bright and bold. When paired with subtle makeup and no fuss hairstyle, you can look elegant and chic.