New Year comes always with new fashion trends every fashionista is looking forward to. As we know fashion evolves so these fashion trends that are IN for 2012 is nothing unusual.
Head to Toe Prints
These prints made an appearance on 2012 runways. Head-to-toe print might seem like a scary trend at first thought. But with the right mix and choice of prints and patterns you will be just alright. Here are some styling pointers :
- Match your prints for a seamlessly chic look — and don’t forget to top off the look with a pair of statement heels.
- On the flip side, mixing prints evokes a more bohemian-cool aesthetic, a la Margherita, making it an ideal daywear option.
- Temper printed separates with a white tee for gorgeous laid-back look.
Move away from your brights and blacks and step into a pretty pastel for your 2012 look. Pastels are a great trend that is easy to work into any look. Pastels are Charming and feminine. To keep this look from becoming sickeningly sweet, keep the silhouettes clean and modern. Mix and layer different soft pastel shades for a fresh take on colour-blocking or pair it with crisp white to keep it looking classy. Add a touch of bold colour with your accessories for an interesting contrast.
Oh yes! And it’s not just for jackets anymore. Leather skirts have become a great way of portraying fashion. It’s amazing how leather skirt can turn ones appearance from simple to sexy. Turns a teenage girl into a woman. However, be aware a leather skirt looks best on a tall, slender, curvy body. But, nonetheless, if you want to wear one, you have to know how.
Usually, a leather skirt is more for casual wear. But, a skirt that hangs just below your knee can look professional and appropriate at the office; as long as it’s not skin tight. It can actually be worn to the office, as long as you wear an appropriate sweater or other top with it. In the colder weather, a pair of leather boots would bring the entire outfit together. Boots would make the leather skirt look like the two go together.
Another accessory that would make this type of skirt look more suitable for work would be a pair of tan or sheer colored panty hose. Black hose should only be worn if you’re going for a sexy look. However, my advise is not to wear short leather skirt to work even if it’s loose unless of course it is required for your job, same rule applies to leather pants.
Most leathers can only be dry cleaned, so keep in mind that you’ll have to have it cleaned by a professional as opposed to just tossing it into your washing machine.
Keep in mind too, when you go shopping for a leather skirt, that leather garments tend to run small. Therefore, if you normally wear a size six, you’ll need to look for a size eight skirt.
1920s is not long forgotten. It has evolved into a more chic, sexy and modern style. Bringing back the old fashion in a modern take that would fit the new bustling society. Sport those tubular dresses in modern shorter skirts with pleats, gathers, or slits.
The Fashion Trends 1920s inspired
- Loose-fitting clothing
- Dropped, loose waistlines
- Shorter hems on some styles of dresses
- Loose fitting pants for women
- A long, lean, flat-chested silhouette
- An overall androgynous appearance
While these are said to be IN for 2012, do not struggle just to fit it. Remember the best fashion is comfort. That simply means, whatever you are comfortable wearing, you go for it.