Mar 28, 2012

pastels & neon & prints, oh my!

Neon

Just last year - I would've thought anyone crazy if they'd predicted neon was ever going to make a comeback, then again, I didn't ever think this trend can look so classy and sophisticated. S/S 2012 brings plenty of bright shades. Barbie pink, tangerine and yellow are the most popular, showing up on runways on blazers, dress and accessories. It's exciting, youthful and fresh.


 REBECCA MINKOFF- JIL SANDER - ALBERTA FERRETTI - RAG & BONE

To wear this trend, either wear one key piece in neon or single neon pieces (shirts or bottoms) with white. You can also achieve the same eye-popping affect by wearing a white lace dress with cute florescent accessories.


Pastels

Pastels were the biggest shocker of SS 2012 - while the last couple of seasons have been all about edgy, raw and often androgynous dressing this season is a complete curve ball. While the loose fitting dresses and boyish trousers are still a hit, everything is done in more happy, shall we say, feminine, colours. Mint green is definitely the favourite (as predicted by Gaga last season) but bright yellows and pretty pinks are also making a huge comeback.


MARIOS SCHWAB - ALEXANDER McQUEEN - LOUIS VUITTON - CHANEL

To emulate this trend avoid black completely. Go for off-white basics and a key pastel piece, plenty of floral accessories and maybe a neon bag or shoe to off-set the soft girly colours. A signature outfit in this colour trend would be a lilac coloured dress with nude pumps, accessorize with kitschy floral jewelry and be bold with light makeup in matching bright colours.


Global Prints

It's a given that prints will always be in style but each year we obsess over different styles of print. This year we saw many global prints, mostly inspired by African and South American culture. With a wave of new interest in the 1960s - 70s boho style we've seen many global styles hit the runway in the past couple of years: embroidered folk blouses, western fringe, kimonos and firey reds, Aztec prints. Though this trend seems to be dying down, African and South American influence is still clear on many runways  from Burberry to LAMB to Donna Karan.


ETRO - LAMB - BURBERRY - MARNI

To emulate this trend start with earthy basics: beige, brown, black, khaki. Build up with geometric accessories and maybe a cool fishtail braid. A signature outfit in this trend is a loose fitting dress with a wooden or craved bangle, add brass jewelry and wear minimal makeup.


xoxo, til next time, Becca

21 comments:

  1. i have to admit, i'm more of a fan of the pastels and less of the neons...but i think if you wear it right, you can rock it!

    xo kaitlin
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  2. I'm a fan of all of them hahahah, LOVE THAT POST! AWESOME CHOICES! xxx, RITA

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  3. hmmm, neon. this brings back old memories of my neon umbro shorts. so crazy, but so fun!

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  4. Pastel colours are so amazing - my main trend for spring without a doubt!

    Pip x

    PS - Your treasury lists are so cool!

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  5. Loving these trends! Absolutely fab. xx

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  6. Huge fan of all of these!! Now I'm wanting some global prints!

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  7. Cool post, darlin'! Thanks for putting it all together for us. I absolutely adore the tribal print bow.

    P.S. Your header is great. Simple but unique. Lovely.

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  8. i love the way you show your own style here.

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  9. I love to see this type of post... so inspirational... Thank you for the comment. I think you blog is great =)

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  10. I'm so happy about that pastel and neon trend :) love it!
    xx

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  11. i love the neon and pastel trend! sooo gorgeous! sadly ... neon doesnt look good with my skin colour :(
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    1. Totally feel you! I'm super white and apparently neon goes best with anything thats darker than a deeper beige/tan tone... it's okay tho, I still try to rock it :D

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  12. loving all the neon!!

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  13. Gorgeous selection ! Love all these trends !

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  14. Great post! Love all looks!

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  15. The yellow dress is gorgeous!

    Nathalie
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  16. Absolutely loveee the rainbow levis in the neon collage! Great blog, check mine out and follow.

    xo
    ejc

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  17. I've always loved pastels soooo much, I'm really happy its widely accepted now

    <3 zoe
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  18. i am obsessed with those rainbow denim shorts!!

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