Can't remember what was hot on the runways for new trends this spring? The Horn's fashion columnist Andie Salazar has you covered with her latest blog that gives you a quick refresher on the latest trends.
Spring Trend Refresher
Spring is looming and the real question on hand is whether you can recall what the hot trends for the season are. No? We don’t blame you. After all it’s only been half a year since the looks hit the runway! The Horn has you covered with this handy guide to executing three trends for Spring 2012.
As Seen At: Versace, Giorgio Armani, Chanel
In Your Closet: A number of designers looked to the sea when creating their spring collections, presenting fresh looks in pretty blues and teals. While Versace incorporated oceanic prints such as starfish and seashells, your interpretation doesn’t have to be so literal. Try layering shades of sea-inspired colors like blue, green, teal, white and even silver for a sophisticated look. Relying on light, airy fabrics can give your outfit that floaty, peaceful ocean vibe while keeping you cool through the spring. Sea motif jewelry is also a great way to tie in this trend.
A Few Pieces to Get You Started:
-- Nasty Gal Beach Club Blazer
--American Apparel High-Waist Side Zipper Short in Dark Mint or Ash Blue
--Shopbop Shark Attack Studs and Ring
As Seen At: Sass and Bide, Tory Burch, Luca Luca
In Your Closet: Much-loved and, at times, over-loved, the classic spots are back in full force for spring! If you prefer the safer side of fashion, try a polka dot piece like a skirt or top paired with complimentary solids. For a more daring look, try mixing your dots together and with other prints. Large polka dots paired with smaller ones create a playful scale contrast, while spots combined with stripes or other eye-catching prints like florals makes a seriously fun statement against being matchy-matchy.
As Seen At: Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Hervé Léger
In Your Closet: This spring’s take on tribal draws inspiration from a whole new set of cultures. From the African savannah to Haiti, the trend calls for geometric blocking and prints, earthy colors and animal prints. To avoid over-doing such an obvious look in your day-to-day life, try mixing your tribal pieces into your current wardrobe in doses rather than head-to-toe. For instance, a flowy leopard print dress looks sleek, not cheap, with an oversized black floppy hat and structured black accessories. Touches of prints, earthy colors and textures in accessories is always a good way to take part in trends like this without looking like you’re dressed for Halloween.
A Few Pieces to Get Your Started:
--Urban Outfitters Reverse Ponte Knit Chiffon Overlay Angel Dress
--Topshop Tribal Print Shorts
--Forever 21 Carved Wooden Bracelet
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