Women’s Spring/Summer Look: 2012

Flirty with a touch of sophistication. That’s how I sum up the looks for this year’s women’s spring/summer fashion. No need to stress, let me help you out with some fashionable options for this year’s spring/summer.

Hobo chic inspired bohemian patterns, florals (once again), stripes & lace. A few of the trends that have graced the fashion runways around the world in their spring/summer collections. Now, don’t just heed to the fashion gurus and wear whatever is in style. It’s not just about what’s in. It’s what looks fabulous on YOU! It’s all about YOU, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Maxi dresses suit all sizes; from my plus size bombshells to my ferocious size zeros. You cannot go wrong there ladies. BUT, watch out for the patterns. Vertical stripes help to elongate the body (chiffon, organza and other sheer fabrics work well), whereas horizontal stripes may disadvantage those with wide waists or full figured bodies. For my full figured ladies, you may try the contrast colors combined, bohemian patterns or even the animal prints (which I adore). You’re more of the feminine type? No problem. Go floral! You can never go wrong with floral during spring/summer (unless it’s a dress, don’t wear head to toe floral..not cute).

Mini dresses are also in for those ladies who like to show off their gorgeous legs. D&G, Betsey Johnson, Balmain & Paco Rabanne have all showcased mini dresses in their spring/summer collections and definitely seem to be a hit with the leggy & modelesque and petite women. Perfect for your cocktail parties or soirees, using bold color blocking patterns or tribal, which seems to still be a favorite from last season. You also have the option of wearing stockings, which are back in, or dark leggings to help pop your color blocking skills. Or you may even opt for pants with your top and/or a blazer to show off your color blocking skills.

Now as I always say.. Go worth and don’t do fashion, BE fashion! BE FEROCIOUS! ;)

example of color blocking; shown in American Vogue's September Issue 2007

example of color blocking; shown in American Vogue’s September Issue 2007

further examples of color blocking

further examples of color blocking

extreme color blocking

extreme color blocking