2012 Fashion Predictions

March 15, 2012

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One would say that fashion goes in circles; it’s all the same stuff, a different year, different players. We know that, however environment around us changes our view on things, fashion included. If that is the case, it would then make sense how people who have the job to predict these fashions sometimes get it wrong. You see a look-book or a runway show from last season that makes your inner voice say, “What were they thinking?”

It happens, and like misguided predictions in the world of psychics, sometimes cannot be avoided. No one is omnipotent, surprisingly, not even Giorgio Armani. It is, however, useful (and fun!) to use these things we observe happening around us throughout the year and predict what it might do in the whirling world of fashion in the upcoming months.

This winter was an odd one, with crazy weather patterns and temperature fluctuations; spring is definitely leading people to embrace any warm weather they might receive. As if they are ushering in those crisp new feelings spring brings in, people will be prematurely wearing less clothes then necessary. This anxious and carefree energy will lead to high waist shorts, off the shoulder sweaters, and cutesy cardigans and blazers to be in. Textures will be exaggerated and lightweight, like silk, or breathable knits. Flowing maxi skirts will be everywhere, as these airy skirts make one feel more connected with the familiar weather patterns that spring and summer bring.

These lightweight fabrics and bohemian style pieces will bring people closer to thick, chunky, and perhaps vintage looking jewelry. Don't expect to see a lot of super bright colors until the super-hot moments of June and late July, when pastel and jewel toned items turn into electric colors coming out of the woodworks. Though not as harsh as last summer’s electric colors, you would see them played together with softer objects and neutral tones. All of this carries well into the middle of September.

Around the beginning of the cooler weather, fashion will turn to colors like burnt orange, cool and dark blues, browns, and deep greens. This is the transition into the more conservative styles that will come up for the winter. Mod and Victorian style outwear will make a reappearance, so as to bring back ideas of tradition and usher forward into a colder winter of deep colors and thick, durable textures. These will be contrasting to the lighter weight textures used often in the previous winter. Expect a lot of corduroy and wool.

2012 is all about new starts in the beginning, and ends in a firm rebuilding of tradition, unlike 2011, which was quite the opposite. Perhaps we will circle around again next year, perhaps we won’t. Who really knows anyway? Fashion is one of the most fickle ideas in our modern world and sometimes transcends even what a psychic can predict!

Photo Credits: stylebistro.com, fordmodelsfashion.com

Forget pastels or the starkness of pure white. Tangerine has been named by the Pantone Colour Institute as the colour for 2012. This vibrant reddish-orange hue is set to transform the fashion and home-decor industries this year, heralding what might be the start of a more optimistic attitude towards life in general.

So how can the average shopper transform their wardrobe without going over the top? From high-end designer pieces to stylish costume jewellery UK shoppers have a multitude of designs with which to make a statement.

A few stylish and well-chosen accessories make this colour easy to wear for just about everybody. A tangerine belt looks fabulous with a loose and casual white ensemble in the heat of the summer, allowing just a hint of the trend to show while still maintaining comfort when the weather heats up. Go one step further and slip on a pair of tangerine flats to complete the look.

The little black dress never goes out of fashion, but add a tangerine clutch bag to the outfit and you'll be bang on trend for those more formal occasions. Scarves have also had a renaissance in recent years, so choose one with a hint of tangerine or go all out and make a statement with a block-colour scarf if you want to make more of an impact. Be careful when wearing this colour next to your face, though, as it can be draining on some skin tones.

Be Bold
This colour perfectly complements the bold jewel colours of recent years and looks particularly exciting when used next to sapphire blues. This is a striking combination that would be sure to get you noticed, whether as a casual outfit on the beach or as a dazzling evening combo.

For those who just love to make an entrance, there is no end to the combinations of accessories that can be used to liven up an otherwise ordinary ensemble. When looking for costume jewellery UK shoppers will be inundated with choice in this trendy colour. Anything from chunky block-colour beads to more understated and delicate pieces can be found, so shop around and you'll be certain to find the perfect piece to complete your look. Bangles are still as popular as ever and are an easy way to include this year's colour into your wardrobe. They look good as either part of a set or as a statement piece on their own.

This is a lively colour that instantly lifts the mood. It is a vibrant and passionate, emanating energy and heat, so be bold with your accessory choices and don't be afraid to experiment. Even if you are not feeling brave enough to make a real statement, with a tangerine coat or dress, for example, you can still show your fashion nous by mixing and matching tangerine accessories with more subdued colours. With such a range on offer, there is sure to be something to suit you, no matter what your tastes.

Zoe is an avid blogger and experienced freelance writer, and loves to share her knowledge through content on the internet. Zoe is currently writing on behalf of costume jewellery brand Pearl and Butler.

Photo Credits: dragonflyexpression.blogspot.com, polyvore.com, bortland.com

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