Spring/Summer 2012 – Fashion Trends

A new season, a new day, a new beginning – The beautiful, welcoming season that is “Spring” has finally graced us with its inspiring and heartfelt presence after endless tormenting during the last week of August. It’s such a great time of year, and a magnificent period to be alive.

While we pack away the jerseys and stockings that Winter demanded and prepare our skin to be exposed with shorts and every other kind of skin baring garment available this Spring, my only concern is what will you be wearing?

A few of the major hot new trends this Spring/Summer 2012 are:

A colour palette of sugary pastels, techno neons and solid, colour blocking brights like cobalt, coral and orange to name a few. Prints from Aztec to Zigzag, top to bottom, paired with a neutral classic like a tailored jacket or expressed boldly – you won’t go wrong with this ethnic, eternal trend. Flared skirts and dresses for the ladies in terms of garment items, and pyjama pants seem to be in the loop too.

For the men – contrasting lengths, garment pieces like a pair of colour-blocked tailored shorts or rolled up chino’s and a long sleeve neutral knit rolled up to the elbows, and colour wise apart from the pastels and neons – Blue in every shade imaginable is a colour to keep in mind.

This season it’s all about distinction, and contrast and as “nice” as it is to follow trends, in my opinion it serves as a guideline and should ultimately inspire the individual in whilst they style themselves. Truly hope this short and sweet trend guide helps you in your Spring/Summer shopping endeavours.

Remember everyone has their own individual style, and I’d love to see yours. If you have incorporated one of the trends I have mentioned in a unique way, snap a photo and send it to me with your name, surname and location for a follow-up blog post: chan.mostw@gmail.com

Oh, and before I forget – Happy Spring!