With a new season comes shiny new trends to entice their way into your wardrobe but before participating in them, be sure to ask yourself whether the garment in question speaks to who you are. After all, style is not about being a walking billboard for what’s HOT and of-the-moment, it’s about expressing your personal aesthetic. So, rather than fall under the spell of the “must have” marketing craze, choose with an eye toward how you want fashion to speak for you. Have fun with trends, just don’t go from Gwyneth to GaGa at the drop of your American Express. With that said, here’s a look at the stand out trends of the season!
The Lady Bag
Nothing quite says pulled together like a chic lady bag to tote around all your girly goods. Mrs. Beckham would surely agree as she can hardly be caught around town without one gracing her arm. This is one smart buy for the girl who wants a bag that’s as classic and chic as she is. If you’re not so sweet, look for a bag with not so lady like details like a bold color, patent leather, metallic finish or aggressive hardware. It’s your world, make this look your own!
Le Tuxedo Jacket
Day-to-night, night-to-day, the tuxedo jacket is one look that will work overtime for you. Pair it with a drapey maxi dress, tailored shorts, wide leg denim or sleek cigarette pant for a multitude of looks and variety of occasions. For the most bang-for-buck, grab one in a classic black or navy. If it’s more of a fun, add-spice-to-your-wardrobe purchase, opt for one in a bold color or print. Neon is another hot trend this season and a great way to turn the formality of the tux jacket on its head.
Get a little flirty in this season’s silhouette du jour, the peplum. Whether it’s a shirt, jacket or a more fashion-forward dress, this is a look that is decidedly feminine and sexy all at once. And for all of you rectangle body types, you’ll definitely want to indulge in this trend because it will make your body sing for seasons to come. On the other hand, many of you gorgeous pear shaped ladies should take a pass on the peplum’s voluminous ways. Although it’s marketed as a “trend” this season, the peplum is actually quite the wardrobe classic, so if it works for you, snag blouses and jackets in particular while you can because they will be harder to find outside of the craze.
Candy Colored Denim
Want a fun way to add some kick to your spring look? Give your usual indigo a rest and throw on a pair of candy colored denim. From neon green, to fiery red, to cobalt blue, no doubt you’ll find just the right hue to grace your gams. If you’re brave enough, pair them with another bold color that’s complimentary or play it safe and wear them with either a neutral or tonal top to chic up your look. If bold color is just not your thing, opt for another trendy denim color option this season, yummy pastel.
Super Bold Prints
What’s the fun in fashion if you don’t bother to be noticed? Be as bold as the prints that you wear and show the world that you’re not afraid to stand out. We saw them all over the Spring 2012 runways, now from mirrored geometrics to exploded florals to futuristic fancies, on everything from dresses to pants, you’re sure to find a bold print that speaks to you and for you.