year means new fashion, and 2012’s got plenty in store for you! If
you’re wondering what’s going to be hot this year, you’ve come
to the right place. Get ready to shop, girlies, because here are the
style essentials you’ll want to add to your closet.
for anoraks: Anoraks will soon be your go-to jacket when the weather
is between winter and spring. Like the trench coat, these define your
shape and are perfect for when you run into unexpected rain. Cute and
functional? We’ll take ’em!
for birds: As our feathered friends make their way back North this
spring, you’ll be seeing them on your fave clothes too. The bird
print was spotted on the runways on dresses, skirts and accessories,
so you’ll have plenty of ways to rock this trend. Tweet tweet!
for crop tops: Instead of layering your tank tops with cardigans, try
a crop top for a fresh look. A shorter hemline changes up your basic
T-shirt, and the lighter layers will be a breath of fresh air! Bonus:
crop tops make fab bathing suit cover-ups when summer rolls around.
for digital print: If you’re the type of girl who could play with
Photoshop for hours, then digital prints were made for you. Expect to
see clothes that are literally picture-perfect with pixilated images
and bold graphics. Pair with simpler basics for a futuristic look
that’s totally down-to-earth.
E is for electric color: 2012 is all about crazy colors, so show your
style in the hottest hues. Currently, we are beyond obsessing over
hip saturated rainbow tints ranging from lime to hot pink.
for fifties-style skirts: Maxi skirts were good for 2011, but with
spring on the horizon, it’s time to update with a skirt full of
fun! These poufy skirts are totally adorable–and will help give ya
the perfect hourglass shape.
for girly: Make all of your outfits cute with sweet feminine items no
girl could say no to! Try adding a pink hair bow or lacey choker to
your fave outfit—instantly adorable.
for hair frills: Bad hair day? Hello, hair accessories. Feathery hair
bands, bejeweled elastics and floral clips are a must-have when it
comes to tress style this year.
for ice white: You probably already have your go-to LBD, but don’t
forget to put some classic white pieces into your wardrobe. For a
clean and crisp look, add creamy white to an otherwise dark outfit.
It’ll give you just the pop you need.
for Jazz Age: Retro is always in, and this season it’s all about
the roaring ‘20s. Fringe accents, drop-waist dresses and classic
accessories will be your go-to looks. To avoid looking costumey, just
wear one ‘20s-inspired piece at a time, like a cloche hat for a
night out or a string of pearls to accessorize your fave tee.
for Katy Perry: Every girl needs a fashion icon, and Katy’s
over-the-top cute look is gonna be big for 2012. Achieve Katy’s
sweet style with high waisted denim skirts, light pink crop tops and
jeweled hair bands. Last Friday night never looked so good!
for layers: We might still have to bundle up for a while, but you’re
gonna need some lighter layering pieces soon! Play with textures and
fabrics, like by putting a pretty chiffon dress on top of a cotton
tee for day. And for those days when you can’t decide between
shorts or pants (even though they seem so far away!), you can’t
beat a pair of knee-high socks!
for military jacket: Take a fashion risk, girls! A roughed-up
military jacket is the perf way to edge up a pair of jeans and a tee.
Add cool boots.
for nostalgic T-shirts: Blast from the past anyone? Raid vintage
shops for old concert tees and graphic tanks, and pair them with
for oxford shirt: Boy meets girl never looked so chic! Oxford shirts
add a perfectly preppy touch to an outfit and look so hot with washed
out jeans and a cute leather clutch! Loves it.
for prim: We’re talking Peter Pan collared blouses, pleated skirts
and ankle socks. Yep, this season is taking a spin towards
priss-ville. The polished look is popular, finally. Phew!
for queenly: Adding royal accents to your outfits is the epitome of
elegance! How do you nab the queenly vibe? Golds, violets and navys
are the ultimate majestic hues to stick to if ya wanna look like
royalty (and straight off the runway).
for rings: Match your rings to your mani! We recommend invading your
mom’s jewelry box for unique pieces that make a statement! Big
baubles work well with brights, while smaller sentimental rings rock
with pastels and nudes.
for sporty: Athletic chicas, rejoice, because the sporty look is
gonna be hot this year. Get inspired by the playing field with pieces
like windbreakers, tennis skirts and running shorts in bright colors.
This is a look to have fun with: don’t be afraid to add girly
accessories for a contrasting style.
for tangerine: One of our fave fruits is now our go-to color. All
shades of orange were seen on the runways, but the more muted
tangerine shade looks good on lots of skin colors. Find the hue you
love and rock it this spring for a bold look.
for under the sea: There’s nothing fishy about the mermaid-inspired
fashion that’s gonna be super trendy in the warmer months. Be sure
to add a few metallic pieces, pale colors and scaly textures to your
closet. Even if you can’t live in the ocean, at least you can look
for vibrant prints: Some of the coolest prints will seem like you’re
looking through a kaleidoscope. Expect to see swirls of color and
geometric shapes that you can rock on anything from tees to skirts.
for wide-leg pants: Give your fave skinnies a break with an airy pair
of wide-leg pants. This trend is cool for jeans, but we especially
love wide-legs in lighter fabrics. Wear ’em in an unexpected bright
color or pattern with a pair of platforms for an edgy look.
for x-ray style: Clothes you can see through are fab layering pieces
that you can easily add to your wardrobe. A sheer top brings a plain
tank from day to night. If you’re feeling daring, layer a sheer
long skirt over a mini. The only rule when going sheer is to wear
for yellow and black: This color combo can look totally cute
together, but the key is to pair them without looking like a
bumblebee! Play with texture, like a yellow top with black lace.
Yellow and black patterns look cool, too, just avoid stripes!
for zzzzzs: The most surprising thing on the runways during fashion
week? Pajamas! Lots of designers created bedtime-inspired looks that
were appropriate for daytime. It can be a tricky look to pull off,
but try a silk button-up shirt or patterned pants for a cute and
BY RACHEL NUGENT AND ANNIE ROBINSON ON 1/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
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