Mar 28, 2012

Spring 2012 TOP 10 Clothing Must Haves

1.) Fancy Pants- Spring trends are popping up and I’m loving the colored denim featured as one of the hottest trends this season! At first, I resisted the trend, but then a friend encouraged me to try a pair. I’m now the proud owner of a pair of cobalt skinny jeans. Another pair is on its way to my closet – I can feel it! It will not be in the blue/green family; maybe yellow, fuchsia, or tangerine tango.

2.) Color Blocking- How to color block! Make bright, right! Colorblocking involves the use of two or more colors within one outfit. Essentially, you want to place solid colors next to one another. Pairing a bright color with a darker color is the safest way to color block and you can be sure that it will keep your outfit looking polished. You do not want to overdo it with a bunch of colorful pieces. Color blocking is fun, but you need to be careful; stick to a maximum of three different colors at once! Colorblocking can be confusing, but you can make it easier for yourself by purchasing pieces that colorblock within themselves, that way the work is already done for you.

3.) Pleats Please- This prep trend is all the rage. Shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses, ect! This season we witnessed the use of pleats in all colors and styles at NYFW. Christian Siriano's elegant maxi-skirts paired with simple tees blew us away, particularly a high-waisted pleated citrine number. Luca Luca's Bianca Jagger inspired collection played with delicate pleats and polka-dots while Rachel Zoe took her signature '70s route with the trend.

4.) Pretty in Sheers- This trend is sexy yet sweet. Exposing just the right amount of skin without being too trashy. But please do remember this trend is an easy one to mess up. For best results follow the examples on the collage above.

5.) 1950's HouseWife- A retro 50s housewife style made recurring appearances this season and while most designer stuck with a cinched waist silhouette, fabrics, prints, and colors spanned the aesthetic gamut.

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