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Top 10 Spring Fashion Trends

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

May 26, 2012
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spring trendsContributed by Info Guru Aurora LaJambre

Spring is here and rain or no rain we are going to look fabulous.

The top fashion trends for this season are filled with playful fabrics and twists on classic mid-century silhouettes. Have no fear of the sherbet hues and wild pleating that has sauntered from the runway to the clothing racks. Many of these striking styles give women an edgy elegance that’s easy to pull off in spring.

Mix up your wardrobe with a few of these top ten spring fashion trends.


10. Western boots

red ladies cowgirl boots

Models strutting their stuff on this year’s runways are showing something differnet in footwear this year. Cowgirl boots are appearing with strappy, flowing sundresses, with short skirts and with the newest looks in shorts. Look for boots in bright colors or pure-as-snow white, in heights from mid-calf to just below the knee.

9. Lace

girl with lace dress

Lace, lace and more lace is the byword this spring. Look for lacy overdresses with colorful color underneath, lacy tops to pair with jeans by day and skirts by night, and lace accents on almost everything else.

8. Bold Denim

bold denim

Our old reliable blue jeans have gone and gotten themselves a makeover this season. Bold, bright jeans one of the more versatile spring fashion trends because you can pair them with a sleek black and white striped top or an old tee and still look hot. Trendy colors include mustard, lavender, purple, red and green. Tie-dye jeans in pale colors and floral prints are also back.

7. Fresh Face

fresh face

Top off this spring’s fashion trends by going easy on the makeup and choosing light, feminine shades. Many runway looks feature a strong brow with minimal eye shadow and liner. Keep the lips soft and glossy and add a subtle pinch of rouge to the cheeks.

6. Statement Sunglasses

sunglasses

Sunglasses are a practical spring accessory, but this season they’re vying for more attention. Big square frames are still trendy, but round and cat’s-eye frames are making a welcome comeback. Sporty sunglasses in big shapes and oh so bright neons are hot, hot, hot this spring. Go for the bold!

5. Pleats

pleats

Pleats add texture and movement to spring fashion trends. Accordion and plisse pleats give casual tops and dresses a little flare. Popular designs include solid pieces in black, grey and rose colors. On sheer fabrics, they create a dramatic look best emphasized with shorter pieces underneath and strappy sandals.

4. Chevrons and Zigzags

chevrons and zigzags

Considering the popularity of Missoni-style bright colors and lines, it’s no surprise that chevrons and zigzags are all over spring fashion trends this year. Subtle uses include tops with a single color-blocked chevron and fun dresses with zigzags. This is one style that tends to look better on the body than a hangar, so give it a try!

3. Crochet and Lace

crochet and lace

Crochet and lace tops add a feminine layer to spring fashion trends. Inspired by 1960s tailored jackets and suits, and carefree flower-child dresses, many of these pieces are meant to be layered over simple solids. The look calls for minimal accessories to keep the focus on the intricate fabrics.

2. Peplum

peplum

With its short flare that gathers around the waist, the peplum shape is elegant and flattering. Women of any shape can wear it because it conceals bulge and cinches at the waist. Most designers pair these jackets and blouses with fitted pants or pencil skirts to emphasize the form. This is one to try on in the dressing room and get a second opinion before buying as it needs to fit perfectly.

1. Drop Waist

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Inspired by the 1920s flapper styles, dresses with drop waists and over-sized belts are a huge spring fashion trend. Modern looks hug the waist and pair well with wedge sandals and leather clutch bags. Go for the classic shapes and soft pink colors with pearls.

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