Bring in the New Year!
The holidays are over and we all can use some excitement. Why not get excited about the latest and greatest 2012 trends!
Peplum Tops - My favourite alternative to the humble t-shirt or tank next year will be the peplum top. It is inspired by the 1950s ultimate feminine silhouette, defining the waist to make the body more hourglass, or creating the effect for those lacking in natural Marilyn curves. Our lady straw poll suggests that this could be a win-win for all women's body shapes.
Statement Pencil - Pencil this trend into your shopping list for 2012! Nothing hugs the hips like a classic pencil skirt and like the peplum top, it does wonders for showing of your curves and defining the silhouette. Moving on from last season, the 2012 pencil skirt is seen in bold statement patterns and unexpected materials that will lift it into something unexpected and special. For a casual yet chic look, I will be wearing mine with an oversized sweatshirt.
Evening Sweatshirt - No longer just for a lazy Sunday morning in front of the TV, the sweatshirt gets seriously chic, and becomes another key piece in the 2012 wardrobe. Taking the shape of a sweatshirt, but made in either an eveningwear material, such as chiffon or satin, it works equally for the ladies who lounge (with style-conscious friends), and for nights out in town. Decorated with sequins or other eveningwear inspired trims it has the kind of sparkle its gym-worn relation can only dream of!
Menswear with a Feminine Touch- A classy feminine top with menswear inspired shorts and a belt combines with seamless harmony.
Royal Blue fit for a Queen- Does this color look familiar? Duchess Catherine loves this shade and so do we!
Center Part- This is a easy way to change your style! Beware on some ladies the center part can look glam, but on others it can make you appear older...eek!
The Perfect Pony- Slip your hair up while it is still damp to achieve this look!
Easy going 70's Glam- Bring out the Topsy Tail for this simple style.
Va-Voom! We love this style. Simply set with pin curls or use hot rollers.
Glamorous Waves- to achieve this look curls sections of hair all in the same direction using a 1 1/2 inch curling iron. Brush the curls out lightly to give the hair a tousled look.
Beautiful Braids- Head to your stylist for this elegant look.
Modern Cat Eyes-The familiar flick of liner returned to the outer corners of eyes but this time fashioned with inventive, even playful, variations (who says that up-tick has to be tapered? Why not apply two layers of liner instead of one?).
Read more: Spring 2012 Makeup Trends – Best Makeup Trends for Spring 2012 - Harper's BAZAAR
Featured: Dolce & Gabbana
Modern Cat Eyes-Southern belle swoops at Badgley MischkaRead more: Spring 2012 Makeup Trends – Best Makeup Trends for Spring 2012 - Harper's BAZAAR
Sporty Cheeks-Brush up on your blush techniques with an apricot hue for this look
Doll Lashes- Time to purchase some falsies! Apply the lashes to both the upper and lower lids for an extreme "doll like" look.
Pantone released the above colors for their spring 2012 collection.
Tribal Touches- by Missoni
The Future is Now- Clutches take on a whole new meaning and are big enough to fit our new iPads!
50s Mule - Mules are making a comeback, and 50s inspired sexy summer mules are the perfect accompaniment to a modern Thelma & Louise getaway outfit, along with a chiffon head scarf and big sunglasses. Pair them on trend with dirndl and volume skirts, summer dresses, slinky shorts, skinny jeans and the New Capri pant.
Sorbet Colored Shoes-Yves Saint Laurent
Sexy & Unique- mesh together for this look by Louis Vuitton.
What's Hot for 2012: 21st Century Girl Style Essentials: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jaana-jatyri/style-whats-hot-for-2012_b_1160908.html?ref=uk
3. Elle Magazine http://www.elle.com/
4. Harper's Bazaar http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/hair-articles/spring-2012-hair-trends#slide-1