2012 Spring Fashion Trends for Him & Her
By Shontel Horne —
There aren’t enough words to describe our admiration for spring and summer fashion and style. The lightweight fabrics, bright colors and carefree appeal makes the chilly days leading up to March 20th (the official first day of spring) somewhat bearable. Even though Punxsutawney Phil doomed us to a few more weeks of winter, now is the perfect time to peek ahead at the trends sure to hit the streets in the warmer days to come. From tailored shorts and crisp white pants for the guys to Brooke Shields-worthy brows and vintage coifs for the ladies, here is a rundown of some of the most eye-catching trends sure to put a spring in your step come March, with looks that will carry you well into the summer.
For The Guys
Walk-Over Derby 100
Fusing impeccable style with endless comfort, the rich suede fabric adds understated elegance, while the brightly colored soles give the classic derby an edgy kick.
A look not for the timid, expect to see risk-taking gents in uniquely patterned, graphic jackets, coats and blazers.
The days of tattered and worn cargo shorts are over, as more dudes will opt for refined, tailored shorts for those summer parties and boating trips.
Pork Pie Panama Hat
Classic and cool, these suave toppers are a great finishing touch for those rooftop weekend festivites.
Crisp, fitted white pants will be a breakout hit, from casual linen to dresser slacks and suit pants.
For The Ladies
Color blocking is a favorite due to its versatility, wearability and endless possibilities. There are no rules to the color combinations, and they can easily be done with any bold, solid garments.
From nail lacquer to lipstick, skirts to stilettoes, the citrusy hue is set to make waves this season.
Stash the tweezers and hide the wax: This is the season for bold, beautiful brows. If you’ve been overplucking for years, fill in sparse spots with a pencil or even brow extensions.
Deco and Great Gatsby
The roaring twenties dominated Gucci’s Spring 2012 collection, with enough beaded flapper dresses to stun Daisy Buchanan herself. The relaxed silhouette is pure laid-back glamour, and will only be amplified when the trend hits the big screen: The Great Gatsby starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo Dicaprio will be released later this year.
The beauty of this hair trend is that it has no limits. Retro-inspired tresses will be everywhere, think 1920s inspired waves, rockabilly pompadours and locks full of body, circa the 1980s.