Statement-Making Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trends

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Next to fall, my favorite season of the year is spring. Flowers, butterflies, and bright colors spur creativity and inspire me to re-organize the closet and wardrobe to feature all of my spring pieces. Recently I wrote about unusual spring fashion trends, but in this post I wanted to share a few of my favorite statement-making spring trends in ladies fashion.

Pretty in Pink – Although I think that pink is in every season, for this spring in particular the candy pink and bubblegum pink colors appeared on the runways. Brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and Zac Posen featured looks that had me reminiscing about one of my favorite movies from the 80’s. For those of you not old enough, ask your mom 🙂

Color-Blocking – We’ve been seeing this trend in the fashion scene for awhile, and now it has spilled over into the spring season with colorful looks that would make Emilio Pucci proud. Color-blocking is an easy trend to incorporate into your wardrobe as you probably already have solid-colored pieces in your wardrobe. The nice thing about it is that anything goes. You could wear an orange skirt with a pink top or wear something with geometric lines or shapes such as the Narcisco Rodriguez dress pictured here.

Polka Dots – Another trend that I think will always be in season is polka dots, which make a statement all on their own. I love these fun and flirty Marc by Marc Jacobs Hot Dot prints shorts. For spring or summer I would pair it with a sleeveless purple top and the Tory Burch flats that have been on my wishlist for awhile.

Hot Dots

What are your favorite statement-making spring/summer trends?

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