From Catwalks Worldwide To The Streets: Spring Has Sprung!

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Spring 2012 Fashion Trends Deliver With Explosions Of Color

Spring 2012 Offers Playful Color Choices

Winter is starting to become an afterthought and Spring is now arriving. With it bright blooms of color are emerging everywhere, much like the hopeful blossoms of flowers. From the office to the streets, these colorful enhancements to garments make dressing a celebration using subtle pastels to the brightest brights.

Women's Suits For Spring Charming

Get the image of a typical looking women's suit out of your head immediately. The classic blacks, grays, browns, and creams are still alive but are taking a back seat for many women, at least for now, this season. You have to admit, there is a rock star quality to anyone daring and bold enough to wear a pink suit. These shape hugging or over sized styles are sure to inspire even the timid, when it comes to expressing yourself outwardly. The color range is absolutely outstanding. Some women opt for the understated pale pastels while others opt for eye popping intense shades. What is more, there are shorts suits offered as well which are completely acceptable for work. Try buying more than one suit in different colors to mix, match, and create your own personal style. An additional option is to remove the jacket during the day for a completely new look. How fun is that?

Citrus Inspirations

Tangerine is making a splash in 2012, for sure. According to the Pantone Color Institute, recently it was named the official color of the 2012 season. There are several variations of this color, making it well used and versatile in many designer categories, namely dresses, coats, and separates, as well as fashion accessories like handbags, jewelry, and shoes. This use of this color resonates the feeling of vibrance and warmth, as well as confidence and appeal. Even if added sparingly to whatever you are wearing, it can be playful or complement other colors.

Color Blocking Still Thriving

For those of you not well versed in putting together looks, purchasing garments with color blocking may just be for you. There is endless range with this concept, as many different textiles, prints, and colors are put together in blocks. This has been done successfully both last year and this season. Some designs are subtle using pastel blocks and patterns. Others are bold, bright, and striking. It seems as though there is great range here for many different age groups and wearers. Some looks are as polished as evening wear and others are simple and casual for the daytime. There is great texture and wide color choices with pattern blocking. You can even intentionally create your own sense of color blocking by layering garments of different colors, either in their own hue range or by being bold with random fabric choices. Use scarves and even hats to bring your look together. Tie in your choices with playful or unusual shoes and other accessories.

Be Unique By Observation

This is a great year to create you own personal style and endless looks by simply observing what is going on in fashion with color. Pick up a fashion magazine or two or watch free runway shows on the web, if your local television stations don't offer much in the way of these. Go ahead and treat yourself to fashions made by your favorite designer but do know that you are in complete control to style yourself and look great doing it. You don't have to dig deep into your budget and spend large. Pick a few key accessories and little by little you will have countless looks in the future to build a dynamic wardrobe with.


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author avatar Denise O
19th Mar 2012 (#)

A fantastic article on the new fashion trends. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Kay Renfrow
21st Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Finka,
Great article. Congrats on your Star Page. Love tangerine. Kay

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