Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Summer 2012

What to look out for when out shopping...

Yesterday I wrote about the 3 most influential trends this summer, the ikat, tribal and other motif prints, the lace comeback in a big scale and finally the super wedge look. Along with those, we discussed the few other looks for the season, namely, the cigarette pants and skinny jeans, the cropped pants/ jeans look, the shorts coming back in all its glory, the neon colors, bright shades and color block, also the sheer look and athletic chic, i.e. the sports inspired designs.
Today, let's talk about a few more elements imperative to this spring summer's wardrobe.

SS2012 trend spotting: #04 SKIRTS: high waist, asymmetric hem, maxi, tribal print, color block, flowy, denim, pencil and more. All that you know of skirts and more is in trend, the biggest eye candy for the season being: KNIFE PLEATS, Yes, that's another trend that is back, not just knife pleats but box pleats and tucks in dresses, skirts, trousers and more. But coming back to skirts, this summer is going to be a fun filled one, with all the prints, pleats and florals flowing around. Also look out for sportswear inspired designs in skirts, very big this season. And everyone should own a structured piece this year, or a skirt/ blouse with peplum, so SS2012. Check out these few I love from the nordstrom online store..

Nic + Zoe 'Painted Stripe Flirt' Skirt $129

kate spade new york 'judy' skirt $278

MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Hannah' Jersey Ruffle Peplum Skirt $168

MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Ellsworth' Structural Taffeta Skirt $278

SS2012 trend spotting: #05 PRINTS: aquatic, florals, galaxy and more, this summer brings a kaleidoscope of prints. Seen a lot of over sized blown up florals, a lot of oceanic and galaxy inspired motifs, a whole collection was based out of a neon beam print and we all love prabal gurung's florals and the cow inspired prints. There are also a lot of Spanish and Hawaiian inspirations, a lot of gypsy drama is visible in the collections and the palette is anywhere, from bright neons to calming pastels.
Check out this snake print wrap dress below, simple adorable and inviting summer into our wardrobes...
Presley Skye Snake Print Silk Crêpe de Chine Dress $138
Also check out these looks from the nordstrom summer catalogue, loving them both...
Free People Colored Denim Cutoff Shorts (Plum Wash) $68+top$98 n sweater$128

Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Chiffon Dress $128

All photos via @nordstrom online store

1 comment:

Erica said...

I feel like that Nic and Zoe skirt fabric would look amazing as a blazer...
Great trend report :)



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