Preview of What's Trending for Spring!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Need a new look? Now is the best time to get one as the Spring trends start flooding into the high street stores. It's also the best season to get creative, as milder temperatures and predictable weather (as far as it can be in the UK!) means anything goes. Lucky for us savvy girls, spring's fashions are easy to wear, and look great! Whether you're feeling flamboyant or reserved, there's a look to suit everyone. Here's a breakdown of the top looks for 2012:

The Little Mermaid

Take Ariel as your fashion mentor this spring with 2012's aquatic prints, sea foam colours and marine inspired accessories. Think along the lines of digitally printed waves, fishtail skirts and aquamarine and turquoise shades. Celebs have been flaunting sequin "scales" on the red carpet - and while this may not be the most inconspicuous look for daytime, you can replicate the trend with fish themed jewellery and accessories. I love these examples by Topshop and Accessorize:

Boy Meets Girl

If you like to keep your look a little mysterious, then spring's androgynous look might be just for you. Keep shades streamlined and un-fussed, and play with monochrome to achieve the edgy look. A pair of brogues is essential to completing the style and these brogue boots by ASOS are a fun and quirky play on the trend - teamed with skinny black jeans and a laid back blazer, they would look perfect:


Be the bright spark of your nights out in spring's flame inspired dresses. Reds, oranges and yellows will make sure you are centre of attention on the dance floor, and keep you looking hot! If you're not quite brave enough to step out in such bright, bold colours, try adding a touch of fire to your accessories and make-up. Orange is a great colour for nails and red shoes are a must for any wardrobe. Try some of these picks from Dorothy Perkins and Nails Inc.

Olympic Fever

Finally, a trend that's as comfortable as it is stylish! Sportswear gets a fashion update this year as the London Olympics 2012 draws ever closer. the look calls for some smart accessorising and an energetic attitude to match, so make sure to try this one out when you're at your liveliest! Retro gym bags are an easy way to adapt your style to this trend. Topshop has a great range of luxe sportswear to help you on your way:


Ok, so maybe it's a little too early to be packing your bags and heading off for your summer hols, but that doesn't mean you can't get into the spirit already! Tropical prints, colours and patterns are bringing a little bit of the Caribbean to you this spring. Check out this great range at River Island:


Saisha Potts writes on behalf of www.cafelamoda.co.uk, the social fashion site. Compare men and women's fashion for 2012 at Cafe La Moda by following the link.


  1. Oooh, we love, love your blog! You have a seriously awesome sense of style! We adore everything in this post! Amazing!

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