Wednesday, March 14, 2012

look of the day

Spring Summer 2012 wardrobe ideas

As the cherry blossoms start to bloom, we get busy with our spring cleaning and the whole idea of a sunny bright summer comes to life as our wardrobe starts to shed its layers of wool and fur and goes brighter and lighter with a lot more fun in it. So I decided to do this post, particularly to help you all and me included, in coming up with some looks and to have some handy ideas and pointers in mind while we go shopping. Now, for those of you, who are new to my blog, I am making a big move, shifting countries and cultures in just 3 weeks. I am moving from South Africa to Canada, and this feels like the right opportunity to throw away my current wardrobe and start a fresh for the summers ahead, hence this post (it is as I said before, more of my own little journal to refer back to when I go shopping).
Now, a few things to look out for while roaming the malls:
Ikat/ tribal motif prints and over-all printed patterns, deep V-necks, jumpsuits, single shoulder necklines, oversized bags, platforms, bright colors and bold prints.
Navy instead of black, box pleats, blouses, dip dye, floral prints, tiered skirts and dresses, flow and softness in style.
Athletic Chic, peplums and pockets, lot of hoodies, body-cons and bombers, bright layers inside sheers, pointy and strappy pumps (so nineties, so very cool) and sexy street chic.
In a nutshell.....the runway looks were:
COLORS: mainly navy, whites, black, cobalt and indigo blue also.
Other colors spotted were -

-a shade of apple green closer to yellow- was a bright and pretty color that came up for SS2012.
-there were oranges, pinks and aqua tones, making their way in between blacks n greys, deep mustard and sunny yellows along with a pastel yellow.

TREATEMENTS: ikat, dip dye, laser cut, distress

whites were flowy in georgettes and lace- very fairy like feel to them. There was a lot of sheer as a trend seen across the shows
SILHOUETTE: body-con, slouchy jumpsuits and bombers, micro florals, tiers and pleats, wide leg pants
STYLE: athletic chic- sportswear inspired garments ruled the runway for SS2012, hippie street girl
FOOTWEAR: platforms and pumps, pointy toes, bright colors, high heels
BAGS: oversized, bright, old patterns

look of the day: spring summer 2012 wardrobe ideas

Topshop crop tee
$40 -

Cecilia Pradomurion knit top
$250 -

Tube top
$9.90 -

Balmain jacket
€2.680 -

Cropped jacket
$396 -

Balmain vintage jeans
€690 -

All Saints mini skirt
$275 -

Ella Moss short legging
$59 -

Pleated skirt
$56 -

Wet Seal floral heels
$35 -

Costume National high heel boots
$403 -

Fergie stiletto heels
$70 -

Dolce Gabbana tote handbag
$2,245 -

Vivienne Westwood summer handbag
$885 -

BEA clutch handbag
£1,175 -

All Saints genuine leather belt
$50 -

American apparel suspender
$18 -

Topshop slim fit pants

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