Summer Fashion Trends for 2012

Summer Fashion Trends for 2012

It is time to throw your chunky knits to the back of your wardrobe and invest in some summer friendly attire for the upcoming season. London Fashion Week has shown a lot of potential for spring-summer fashion with designer clothing. From boyfriend cuts with added femininity to clashed prints – this summer’s fashion is bound to be exciting and colourful.

Style is ever-changing and with designer clothing being so versatile – is the term fashionable too ambiguous? Whether you are more of a ‘dare to be different’ girl or more of a laid back ‘tomboy’ there is undoubtedly trends for everyone. Although it was a proverbial fact that the initial influences of what defines fashion came from the designers, now it is a lot more about street style. Nevertheless, designers have created a remarkable variety of attire set for spring-summer 2012 and it is only a matter of time before these are available on the high street.

Prints are an extremely important part of fashion this year and they have not been so flamboyant since the ’70s hippie revolution. Clean cut shapes with outgoing patterns define the extravagance of summer fashion – it is all about standing out from the crowd. The only rule of this colourful season is to clash your patterns; everything else is up to you. Designers have included every pattern available into their clothing ranges so you are most definitely not short of choice.

One other way of dressing for summer 2012 is to incorporate flirtatious, bold colours into your attire. Bright and sporty neon’s have been projected across the media in order to create the perfect look for summer. Combine bright colours with dark and diaphanous attire to master the simple ensemble.

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Alternatively, take your fashion taste in the complete opposite directions by dressing in chalky pastel apparel. Sugary and luxurious shades define the ideal subtle outfits for the upcoming summer season. This particular apparel has the characteristics of clean lines and simple shapes so that you can indulge in plainness and layers. There are no rules to this pastel phenomenon as you can take one shade and dress from head-to-toe or go into pastel overload and use many different colours to complete your look.

Finally, the last fashion trend which has been hitting the designer clothing shelves is the boyfriend look. A style that has always been in fashion since Coco Chanel, one of the world’s most legendary fashion designers, initiated the look for masculinity within women’s fashion. Androgynous pieces are hitting the market and many aspiring fashionistas have been documented sporting such attire. This fashion style is all about getting in touch with your masculine side whilst staying feminine and true to your roots!