Spring Summer 2012 Trends ~ 3

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Spring is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born. The term is also used more generally as a metaphor for the start of better times

Considering the spurt of new flowers and the happiness it creates with it ,Floral can never go out of fashion . FloralĀ do the apt justice to the season. It always does the rounds in fashion , only thing changing would be small /big prints, pastels or boldĀ coloursĀ .

Spring Summer 2012 is no different from others. So yes , remove the floral prints from your last year’s wardrobe or the year before’s or even 10 year before , it all can be used. Just stylise it in some newer ways. Add a bright Neon Jacket on that cutesy little floral dress , drape a solid colored scarf with a paisley maxi dress , bring out those mid length skirts with floral prints šŸ™‚

Ā FLORAL”S

This year sees a trend of TropicalĀ floral.. well just another term forĀ brighterĀ bolderĀ coloursĀ in floral prints . We just covered sorbet shades in previous post. Sorbets are usually solidĀ colourĀ blocks. Prints are brighter , resembling more toĀ coloursĀ of tropical fruits~ think strawberries, oranges , peaches , plums , citrus lime , green guava !

If you areĀ afraidĀ to try such boldĀ tropical’sĀ as the only print for the apparels , you can mix it with solid neutrals. Make a loose blouse of this prints with Raglan sleeves and wear with white shorts/mini’s /wide leg pants . Or add a bright neon colored jacket over the printed dress . Maybe a printed scarf over a neutral colored vest and denims can be a perfect casual option.

Loved and totally loved this bold neon green colored knitted blouse with off-white tropical printed skirt by ALTUZARRA for their spring 2012 collection. For the street wear look, the similar look can be created with neon colored tops and printed skirt . To make it more relaxed, try sleeveless tanks in neon colors with long flowy printed skirts. Jewelled flat footwear , side braids and couple of colored cuffs/bangles will complete your relaxed spring look.

This just shows the brilliant usage of boldĀ colouredĀ prints in skirt and jacket. Printed jackets are a big hit with neutralĀ coloursĀ as tees/vests /shirts inside and neon or brightĀ colouredĀ pants. The same trend can be carried forward with a printed waist coat over a plain colored dress / shirt with shorts /skirt/pants. You can wear a sorbet blush pink vest with an off white wide leg pants and team it with bright tangerine printed clutch. Color block it with neon orange-colored heels.

This one’s a beautiful interpretation of cherry red and green and white mix. It shouts of spring’s arrival. The second one is blush paisley print which never ever goes out of fashion. Add a braided denim waist coat to pep up the colors or drape a bright-colored scarf and you are sorted.

This one reminds me of tropical vacations by the beach.. Aqua blue printed skirt and a relaxed white blouse sets the mood for a lazy day by the beach. Down play with beaded flip-flops for a relaxed day look andĀ transformĀ into a gorgeous night diva with killer solid blockĀ colouredĀ heels like tangerine orange or candy pink .

Sigh !!!!!! I so love this combination. Ā Carrying forward the tropical theme , this bold teal blue color with creamy white skirt and gold belt is absolute droolworthy. Change the outfit into wearable with blouses/vests of similar color with wide leg pants/jodhpurĀ breeches of the similar creamy white shade. Add a gold belt or gold accessories and your are ready for the brunch or night party by the pool šŸ™‚

SpringĀ isn’tĀ complete without a healthy dose of greens , by far myĀ favouriteĀ colourĀ . It just brings so much of freshness in any outfit. Ā DianeĀ VonĀ Furstenberg being myĀ favouriteĀ of these green dresses. The boldĀ usageĀ of green with electric blue and white makes it a totally eccentric piece to have.

Take this as your inspiration board. pick yourĀ favouriteĀ coloursĀ , play with fabrics , make fancy clothes out of the old ones. Pick up few key elements for the season which are reusable for next seasons too… Spend intelligently Ā and smile brightly. Welcome the colorful spring and let yourselfĀ loose.

Keep it stylish and keep smiling.

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