Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back To School / TREND REPORT ♥

 Winter fashion often means neutral tones -- browns, blacks, gray and off-whites -- but for 2012, designers are jazzing things up with color, so be prepared to get blinded when you go to the mall. Tangerine, bright blues, pink and purple are just a few of the colors you'll see on the racks in 2012.
 You can't discuss fashion without mentioning denim, a staple that keeps reinventing itself. For 2012, skinny jeans are as popular as ever. Can work with almost any figure type because they flatten and smooth out your bottom half. Boyfriend jeans are another popular denim style for 2012. The antithesis of skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans are roomy, comfortable and casual. Since these jeans are loose and conceal more of your figure, you'll want to pair them with a slim-looking top or a fitted layered look. Another great option? Prints!
 Prints are another fashion trend that is everywhere in 2012. Designers are seeing just how crazy they can go with prints, and retailers love it. Plaids, patchwork, stripes and polka dots are also appearing on everything from T-shirts and flannel button downs to rain boots and ballet flats. 
 Sweater styles have long extended beyond mohair, cable-knit and cardigan; now you have ankle length coats, cropped tops, and everything in between. With skinny jeans and leggings compressing our bottom halves, it's OK to add a little weight and texture to our upper body, and big chunky sweater are the perfect way to do this.
Boots have been popular over the last several years, and 2012 is no different. So, if you're looking for something new in bootwear, here are just a few trends for the New Year:
  • Textures: Textured leather is a popular look. You can go big and clunky with squared-off heels or toes, sophisticated with pointed toes and kitten heels or anywhere in between. Features like shiny buckles, lace-ups and zippers add a little extra something.
  • Go colorful: As we've mentioned, color is making a splash, even on your feet -- red, purple and other brightly colored boots are on the runways. This is one trend where it pays to go the faux-leather route. Today's yellow suede boots could be tomorrow's yard-sale donation!
  • Highs and lows: Thigh-high boots are in for 2012. These boots come just over your knee, and you can pair them with a mini-skirt, leggings or skinny jeans. On the other end of the spectrum, you've got ankle boots, or booties. Whether they're flat, heeled or wedged, booties are a cute look and go great with pants.

I hope i helped and 've been inspiring! Have an awesome week!

♥ Love, Kate (: