Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 trends:My Way

 
It's that time of year again where the catwalks and magazines, amaze us with this seasons trends. Key trends this season have been print clashing,pastels, white and lace,tribal prints and Sport Luxe. Now some of these trends are very cool, but I seem to be a little uninspired by some of them as they seem a bit safe. I am a girl who likes to experiment with my trends,so I have taken aspects of theses new trends and created my own hybrid looks, which are affordable.

AZTEC,FLORAL AND BOLD COLOURS=PRINT CLASHING



OUTFIT 1:
BLAZER-PRIMARK
AZTEC TOP-H&M
FLORAL TULIP SKIRT-ZARA
MUSTARD BELT-DOROTHY PERKINS
LILAC WEDGES-NEW LOOK
 
 
Many people tend to shy away from one printed piece, but a whole outfit based on contrasting prints is a no go area for the faint hearted. It really isn't that scary once you know how to mix contrasting patterns.I always choose prints that share similar colours, the aztec top and floral skirt both have blues,pinks,reds and a bit of black making it easier to pair together.Also as the the aztec top has a white background, which also helps. Usually I aim to stick to two printed pieces, and use plain coloured accent pieces, such as the blazer,belt and wedges. But if you are brave enough, to pair more than one piece and make it work,then go ahead... this trend is about having fun after all.
 
 
LEOPARD BOW TIES AND MASCULINE PASTELS


 
OUTFIT 2:
BLAZER-PRIMARK
BLOUSE-H&M
BOW TIE-LITTLE ME
PINK JEANS-ASOS
LILAC WEDGES-NEW LOOK

 
Whenever I see the pastel trend, it is always shown to be ultra  feminine. I have never really seen this trend edged up, so I decided to combine my favourite trend from A/W '11, the masculine trend and revive it for S/S '12.

 
TRIBAL ARM SWAG AND FEMININE PASTELS



OUTFIT 3:
BLAZER-PRIMARK
BLOUSE-PRIMARK
BRACELETS-GHANA
PINK JEANS-ASOS
LILAC WEDGES-NEW LOOK


 
With this look, I have again chosen the pastel trend but made it more feminine.By just removing the blazer,bowtie and changing my blouse to a pussy blouse, I have gone from a gentleman to a lady. I decided to pair this outfit with one of my favourite trends this season, tribal! The bracelets add a bit more interest to the traditional girly pastel trend,don't you think?


So how will you be rocking these seasons trends? will you be staying safe or experimenting a bit?
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9 comments

  1. Really want to try aztec! I don't usually wear prints but I've seen some nice aztec bodycon skirts hmm.. do I dare! x

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  2. That second outfit is so great! Love the little bow tie!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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  3. adore your style and you look so lovely!

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  4. The first outfit is amazing, I love the floral skirt. I definitely want to wear some more florals, but like yourself, I am a bit uninspired with some of the S/S trends xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  5. I adore aztec print. It's so colourful and lovely. The top in the first outfit pic is amazing. x

    http://jolitajewellery.wordpress.com/

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  6. Love that first outfit - the Zara skirt is gorgeous : )

    Ship-Shape & Bristol Fashion

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  7. So in love with your blog! And that masculine pastels look is amazing, especially with the bow-tie, the leopard print is fabulous! x
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