Category Archives: spring trends 2012

Summer Wardrobe Remix

20th June 2012

As the seasons change so do the trends! But revamping your wardrobe four times a year can get a little pricey, so this post helps you do so on a budget!
So for this post, I’ll show you how to make twelve different trendy summer looks by investing only four   wardrobe workhorse pieces:

Colored Denim is a big trend for spring and summer, that will carry over into fall! A bright yellow pair is perfect for those sunny days and works with a bunch of different hues!

You can easily pair colored denim with pieces already in your wardrobe like a statement b&w top, slouchy colored tank or a basic white button up.
Stripes and skater dresses always seam to always be on trend for spring, and this year its all about striped dressess with a nautical essence!  
The striped dress pairs perfectly with a denim jacket or a white blazer! I also love to pull dresses over button up shirts for something unexpected! You could even wear it with a pop of color (try turquoise, navy or yellow) or dress it down with converse.
Shift dresses are season-less, even trendy lace ones! Wear them over a long sleeve shirt or sweater, with thick tights and knee high boots in the winter or with cute flats and sunnies in the summer!
Shift dresses are the perfect length for a transformative piece! They pair perfectly with cropped denim or jean shorts, look great over leggings and are long enough to wear bare with low heels or flats! Try belting your shift dress or layering it with a statement necklace or even a boyfriend cardigan! Invest in a shift dress you love and will wear all year long!
If you ask me, polka dots are always in style! But despite my obvious bias, these stylish spots were all over the spring runways for the past few years. Therefore, a flirty polka dot skirt can be a timeless addition to your wardrobe. 
 Printed skirts are so versatile! Making an outfit can be as simple as tucking in a colorful tee and adding a statement necklace! Or since everyone has a chambray shirt or a basic button up in the back of their closet, dust it off, belt it and tuck it in! If you are daring, try mixing patterns but keep it simple with complimentary colors (navy and red) and by utilizing neutrals!

be buzzworthy

22nd March 2012

Lets discuss a creepy crawling trend that took flight last spring but is still buzzworthy for spring 2012, that I will be incorporating into this next look.

Top: Honeycomb One Piece, Modcloth. Skirt: purchased at a small boutique in New York. Belt: Gathered Bow Belt in Black Patent, Kate Spade (no longer available). Cardigan: Black Cropped Cardie, H&M. Shoes: Medugorje pumps in turquoise, John Fluevog. Clutch: Recital Farrah Piano Clutch, Kate Spade (nla). Tights: Sheer Polka Dots, Kate Spade (similar). Earrings: Gum Drops in Black, kate spade. Idom Bangles, kate spade. Ring: All Wrapped Up Bow Ring: Kate Spade.
Did you know…
That my top is actually a swim suit!?
 I buy a ton of swim suits, not because I swim (since I don’t swim… or go to the beach, sand… ew!) but because they make great tops! So this Spring, use what you have: If you have a cute tankini or one piece, pair it with a flirty skirt or high waisted shorts to reveal just a bit of skin and make the most of your wardrobe.
&& Did you also know…
I’ve done this before!? In a previous “obsessed” post featuring bralettes from about a year ago where I wore a swim suit top from asos.
A Do or a Don’t?
How do you feel about swim suits doubling as shirts? Is it a do or a don’t? and why or why not!?