Though the weather outside is frightful, the thought of spring style is certainly delightful. While we’re still a few months away from warmer weather, it’s always good to be prepared when it comes to looking good. This is why it is the perfect time to get to the trends that will be popping up in boutiques this season. After all, shopping savvy is the key to getting those wardrobe pieces that you want, need, and must have in your life!
With the return of tribal prints to the style palette, it seems that déjà vu is a theme this spring. Fans of the funky print will be happy to know that that it has carried over from last fall via safari-inspired pieces. Designers such as Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors embraced eye-popping color in their mixed prints, while Donna Karan and Herve Leger played with raw textures to highlight the tribal theme. You can easily work the tribal trend into your spring wardrobe by pairing it with solid neutrals such as a simple top or leather accessories such as a braided brown belt.
On the flip side, pastels are back in fine form as this season’s version of the classic neutral standard. Equally posh and it is pretty, this palette showcases the gentle side to spring while highlighting femininity in all women. DVF and Erdem presented polished versions of pastel in their Spring 2012 collections, while 3.1 Philip Lim and Jonathan Saunders offered a flouncy take on these beloved hues. Have fun with these colors and try out the color-blocking effect by pairing a peach top with a pair of mint-colored pedal pushers.
Spring 2012 has also given way to edgier fashion in the form of fabulous footwear. Statement heels, in particular, have made a powerful impression on the catwalk as they created quite the buzz. Barbara Bui‘s heels competed with Balenciaga‘s and Walter Steiger‘s for the title of most sensational skyscrapers, while Aperlai and Manolo Blahnik gave pastels a nod with their head-turning designs. Consider statement heels as your opportunity to add an edgy touch to your spring wardrobe as you pair them with a chic minidress.
With the spring season providing you with ample ways to embrace fabulous fashion, it is a great reason to punch up your style. After all, you want to make sure that you look your very best in the latest trends, as we have shown you plenty of ways to make this happen. Do stay tuned to our next report on this spring’s fashion Dos, as we at New York Image Consultant have got the inside scoop of what is hot and happening this season!