Wearable Spring/Summer 2012 Trends

Living in a tropical paradise, I always looked forward to Fall Fashion trends (much more than Spring season) because they are generally styles that we can’t wear in Hawaii. Usually, spring trends are easier to put together, but they bore me. During the fall, I always love the challenge of successfully pulling off outfits that may trigger confused looks from the uncles and the “tutus” here. Thigh high boots, faux fur, leather jackets, trench coats, etc… only in the end to be complimented and admired for being fashion forward. A sharply said, (but sweet) comment “Eh, I like your outfit,” brings music to my ears.

Anywho, fashionably speaking for the first time ever, I am actually looking forward to this upcoming Spring/Summer 2012. Styles this coming season have a bold and fun, yet feminine feel and still oh-so-wearable for our weather and environment here in Hawaii Nei.

Browsing through these trends felt like I traveled through time and took a trip around the world all at once, with inspirations coming from so many different things, places, people and ideas.

Emerging trends on the runways include flapper inspired fashion, focusing on drop waist silhouettes and sequins from designers such as Gucci and Marc Jacobs; athletic influences with sophisticated cuts from the collections of Narciso Rodriguez, Alexander Wang, and Victoria Beckham; 1950s & 1960s ladylike fashion continue to grace the runways but with more intricate details such as lace from Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino and Nina Ricci. Interestingly enough, bird prints are also popular this season from Carolina Hererra, Kenzo and Jill Stuart.

Here are some of my personal favorites in addition to the trends listed above— styles that I know for sure I will be trying in the next few months.

PASTEL SEPARATES- sorbet color palette in various ensembles

NEON & GEOMETRIC- brighter, bolder hues and geometrical shapes

PEPLUMS- sassy and classy, this 1980’s style is back

TRANSLUCENT WHITES- a warm-weather staple, with a more structured silhouette

SUMMER SUIT- blazer jackets dressed  and dressed down with city shorts

OUT OF AFRICA- tribal prints and stripes

TANGERINE- one of the primary colors of the season.

FLOWER POWER- April showers bring May flowers 😉

DIGITAL AGE- The use of digital photographs on garments

What’s your favorite so far?

Love,

Honey

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