Color Blasts Melt Away Winter
As winter melts away, fashion for spring and summer 2012 blooms with color! Pink, lemon yellow, tangerine, blue and green are all over the spring runways. This season’s style trends give us much to choose from. You can go retro, tribal, athletic, pleated or pastel this season and feel free to add digital prints or leather to your spring wardrobe.
The 50’s and 60’s influence brings back polished, feminine styles with full, pleated, and tiered skirts and shifts. Embellishments go 3D with petals, blooms, sequins and embroidery adding elegance to any outfit. Lace and openwork cutout fabrics add sophistication. Watch for crochet, mesh and organza fabrics to show up in your favorite stores.
Take a chance on prints
The print craze is exploding on the runway. Bright and bold colors with digital variations are loud and clear choices for your spring wardrobe. Floral prints, along with watercolors, graphics, paisleys, photo prints, stripes and more are ready to go wherever you want to take them.
Don’t be afraid of a bold pattern. These are statement pieces to have some fun with! Pair some print pants with a colorful tank or sweater for a versatile choice to take you into spring.
This season the athletic look is more of a sporty couture then the traditional gym wear. Mesh, drawstrings, racer backs, extra large zippers and sporty anoraks are making their impact on mainstream fashion. Consider trading your evening cardigan for a voluminous anorak.
Add some sugar to your look
Colors inspired by candy stores and ice cream parlors will give you a fashion high this season. Choose from luscious limoncello, pistachio, raspberry, bubblegum and melon. Go icy and pale or bright and juicy. If the soda shop colors are too pale for you then look for the candy store brights.
Cyber age shimmering color brings mineral rich metallics like copper, platinum, and ocean inspired greens and blues into the spring palette. The look is enhanced with futuristic tailoring featuring voluminous silhouettes and radiant embellishments.
Ease into color
If all this color feels a bit overwhelming then look to the tribal influence. Consider batiks, tie dyes, animal prints and don’t forget the leather. If you’re looking for something new for spring, consider the leather sleeveless top, sheath or jacket for an updated seasonal look.
For accessories, rhinestone and silver jewelry, gloves and pointed toe pumps are on our shopping list this season. Consider adding them to yours too.
One Tip Wonder: We can’t resist the little pastel dress. Nothing says spring like a gelato colored dress with pointy pumps and some silver accessories.
There is much to choose from this spring so have fun finding a delicious style that’s all your own.
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