Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Trends 2012

The warm weather, the outdoor activities, the clothes… What’s not to love about summer? While spring arrived mere weeks ago, many are already anticipating the trends of summer 2012. This summer, there are a number of great trends to be on the lookout for. Forget about scouring the pages of fashion magazines -- below is a list of hot summer trends, courtesy of the stars.


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Aside from the fact that I am a diehard Vampire Diaries fan, I tend to look to Nina Dobrev for fashion inspiration. In addition to her success on The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrey is a rising fashion icon, looking adorable in a fedora and aviators. As evidenced by the many paparazzi shots floating around the Internet, Nina is no stranger to the fedora. They can be worn casually, or easily dressed up. As an emerging trend this season, fedoras can be found at nearly any store in the mall or online. For summer, be sure to look for breezy straw fedoras that will keep you cool!

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You’ve probably already begun to notice that lace is everywhere. While the dainty detail has traditionally been used to accent tops and dresses, this season is bringing lace shorts, shoes, headbands, and even belts. Colored lace is another exciting trend to be on the lookout for this summer. Here, Rachel Bilson, goes with a more classic look, sporting a crisp white lace dress and a fitted blazer. On a side note, her blush-colored mary jane platforms (part of her ShoeMint.com collection) are absolutely to-die-for!

(Image courtesy of BeautyIsDiverse.com)

Whether you are as traditional as they come, or like to take chances with your style, colorblocking is one summer trend that is emerging. This gives you the ultimate chance to play with color this summer. While the neon trend of spring will continue to linger into the summer months, you can expect to see more colorblocking with beautiful pastels and even prints. Dress it up like Katy Perry above, or keep it casual with colored flat sandals, shorts, and a tank top. Don’t forget that accessories are another chance to add a pop of color to your ensemble. While two colors may be classified as playing it safe, I wouldn’t recommend mixing more than three!

Author Bio: Beth is an Indianapolis-based fashion blogger who writes for The Fedora Store. From fashion and beauty to home d├ęcor and entertaining, she is dedicated to style and trendsetting on a budget.

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