Is it getting hot in here? Summer is just around the corner and this season is full of fashion inspirations. From prints that pop to nude shoes, get ready for the best trends summer 2012 has to offer with our fashion forecast! If you need any advice, make sure you talk to our image specialist who will help guide you through any makeover tips!
Starting from the top: Hair Trends
From day to night, the look is wavy and wild or slick and styled. Models at Hervé Léger wowed audiences with slicked-back ponytails that defied the standard while models at Givenchy’s ready-to-wear show gave off a more relaxed feel with loose and lightly styled tresses.
Herve Leger Hairstyle Trend: Unexpected Ponytails
Givenchy Hairstyle Trend: Loose and Wild Waves
Kiss and Makeup
This season, well-defined eyebrows become the focus of the face–as featured in Vogue and all over Fashion Week’s catwalks. Especially, if they’re paired with light or nude lips. Otherwise, there’s always the smoldering cat eye look, a favorite of fashionistas across the globe.
Makeup Trend: Exaggerated Cat-eye (Emma Stone)
Makeup Trend: Well-defined Brows, Vogue Magazine
As that saying goes, “Go big or go home” That sounds like a great description for summer’s big bracelets, earrings and necklaces! Designers like Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy and Aurélie Bidermann are on top of the list with baubles that are sure to turn heads and add punch to any outfit.
Jewelry Trend: Aurelie Bidermann Necklace
Jewelry Trend: Givenchy Shark Tooth Necklace
Print Me Up! Print Me Down!
Bold, statement making prints are this summer’s fashion staple. Jil Sander, Peter Som, and Stella McCartney are just some of the designers that went wild for bursts of color using ethnic inspirations and neon graphics in their work. Beware, this trend is not for the wallflowers. Wear it loud and proud!
Trend: Peter Som's Bold Prints
Trend: Stella McCartney Prints
Maybe it’s the aromatic smell of blooming flowers that inspires us to fall in love with floral prints this summer. Designers Mary Katrantzou for Top Shop and Anna Sui did! This sweet trend is worth a try.
Trend: Anna Sui's Florals
Trend: Mary Katrantzou's Florals
Louis Vuitton, Guiseppe Zanotti and lots of other designers are showing cap-toe shoes this season. Cap-toes have been around for a while, but look has a modern twist with bright, two-tones or metallic tips. It’s an update on the classic, with some drool-worthy results.
Trend: Modern Cap-toe by Louis Vuitton
Trend: Bright Two-Tone by Guiseppe Zanotti
Light colors, nudes and understated tones are this summer’s hottest shoe trends. Designers to watch are Phillip Lim and Alejandro Ingelmo, who fully embraced the quiet, sleek sexiness of a soft color palate. Consider this trend a minimalistic approach to shoes.
Trend: Nude Shoe by Phillip Lim
Trend: Nude Shoes by Alejandro Ingelmo