Posted on 23 August 2012.
Spring is upon us which means new beginnings,bright ,bold and beautiful colors. Spring 2012 is all about color and the good thing is there are no limits be as bold and bright as you can be. First up, let’s take a look at the top five colors you will definitely see this coming season.
Tangerine: Tangerine tango is in the orange family and comes in many different variations, mostly a bold, reddish-orange hue. It’s popping up everywhere in home decor and fashion. This citrus shade is perfect for Spring. There are simply ways to incorporate this trendy color into your wardrobe. If you aren’t use to wearing this color, you can take baby steps in adding it to your style. Start with small pieces like purses, jewelry, shoes or belts. For example, pair a tangerine statement necklace with a white top that way the color really pops. If you want to try a slim belt, pair a tangerine belt with a simple white dress. Bright tangerine shoes can be overwhelming, but you can find some canvas summer wedges in a more muted tone.
Neon: This bright, light green, it is a refreshing color which is perfect way to liven up your Spring wardrobe. What I love about this color is that it loud and it always pops. You could be rocking neon earrings, shoes or a statement ring, it always comes out good. My favorite way to wear neon is to stick with one standout item. It’s easy to go overboard, but adding the right amount of pizzazz to an outfit is just the way to go. Pops of neon are in full effect this summer, from blazing satchels to glowing nails, and we are totally gaga for the trend!
Sodalite Blue is basically a dark cobalt or bright navy. It can be used as a neutral tone with the season’s bright colors or used with neutrals as the pop of color. Try it as an alternative to basic black to help get out of the winter style rut. The nice thing about sodalite blue is that it works with every color in the palette.
Hot pink: Us girls have a thing for hot pinks.We’ve seen hot pink making its way on fashion week runways and we are so looking forward to it this season. It’s bright, fun and sexy in a super-feminine way—plus, it has a certain look-at-me effect. It doesn’t have to end there, go for Barbie/ Nicki Minaj inspired look by wearing a hot pink lipstick and pout!
Mint green: Mint green is one of the biggest color trends for the summer. This color is on the racks of every store, and celebrities are loving it. Mint green is a cool color which makes it even better for the hot summer that’s approaching. There’s many different shades of mint to play around with, it ranges anywhere from light to dark.One of the best things about this color, is that it looks good on all skin tones, and can be paired with almost any color. Our favorite’s are baby pink and white. You can wear mint anyway you want- as a top, bottoms, shoes, a handbag or jewelry.
Spring 2012 Trend: Cheerful Color-Blocking
We did color blocking last year and the year before but it seems like it is going to stick around a little longer. Keep reinventing your look by matching up interesting colors like greens and bright oranges. Bold, solid-color pieces—like a cardigan and skirt, wrap dress or a jump suit—make simple dressing look glam style tip: Stick to three colors max to avoid looking like a clown.
Spring 2012 Trend: Super Bold Prints
There are prints, and then there are PRINTS. All caps are necessary to describe the vibrant, swirling, styled-head-to-toe patterns that sashayed down the spring 2012 runways. While there’s plenty to choose from—oversize florals, mirrorlike geometric shapes, even parrot prints. Style tip: wear a bright colored blazer with bold prints and pair it with simple black flowing pants.
Spring 2012 Trend: Pastel Shades
I love bright colors but right now I am in love with pastel shades. If wild, look-at-me hues aren’t your thing, worry not: most esteemed designers have got your back.(And your front. And your legs. You get the picture). Spring’s sweet sorbet shades and pastel hues give off a low-key, ladylike vibe. The playful sorbet shades create a refined color palette that will carry on for more than just one season. Following the runways, retail always picks the most appealing trends for their customers. And I think this one will be definitely one of them.
Spring 2012 Trend: Peplum skirts, shirts and dresses
For Spring 2012, the bold peplum silhouette – a flared ruffle added to the waist – is striking a chord in the hearts of fashion designers and making a splash on catwalks. Flirt without saying a word in this season’s peplum skirts, dresses and tops, defined by a short flared ruffle that sits at the natural waist (that’s the tiny part!). his added ruffle adds a perfect ladylike flair to your ensemble. Slimming your waistline and accentuating your beautiful, womanly curves at the same time – what’s not to love?? With peplum, your silhouette will be looking fit and curvaceous in seconds.
Palesa Matlebyane is a Lifestyle writer for Jucy Africa. She loves fashion, reading, writing and traveling. She is the shy type but can be loud! You can follow her on twitter @palesama