More Spring 2012 Trends

Winter has finally come, but one way we can keep warm is to think about spring! April will be here before we know it, and we want to prepare you by going over the many trends of spring!

Midriff--Ladies start the ab workouts now, the midriff is coming back with an undeniable fierceness. Dust off the old exercise ball and get on Kanye’s workout plan! This spring everything counts! Bandeau tops, bra tops, crop tops, and of course cutoffs.

I love this daringly high slit pairing by Anthony Vaccarello.

And I also love how Bill Blass Paired it with everyday pieces.

50’s Couture Silhouettes–The peplum is back, as we previously noted in a past blog. We love a good peplum, especially for boyish figures, because it gives you hips that you don’t have. Also sculptural silhouettes are going to add interest to spring styles!

I love this all white look from Commes Des Garcon.  I’m definitely feeling the long white coat/cape.

Gareth Pugh did a great job marrying both sculptural elements with a peplum here! And I love the all over print. Definitely a lot for the everyday woman, but don’t be afraid to pull a little inspiration!

20’s Deco–Flapper cocktail dresses and Art Deco Glitz are back, so break out those feather boas! (kidding! please don’t). Shapeless shimmering gowns and cocktail attire will be big for evenings out, and don’t be afraid to go a bit sheer with your shimmer!

I adore this all over sheer look. With the right undergarments and outerwear, I’d love to see this worn out. Christian Dior.

No one does it like Gucci! I love the chicness of this look. Minimal jewelry is the key when going full sparkle, and the simple hair and makeup let the dress be the star!

Game. Set. Match.–The Sporty Chic trend started back up last spring, but this time around it’s in full swing! We all remember how Sporty Spice did it, now you can dress up those sweats and head out the door! The trick to this trend is to not look like you just rolled out of bed. Here are some looks you can pull ideas from.

Love the print, and added sheer panel from Alexander Wang. To bring this into an everyday look, separate the top from the bottom– it can sometimes be too much together.

This shows us how you can add a really cute top to some not so cute windbreaker pants. I like this look, by Nicole Miller.

I hope we suggested some trends that you’re willing to try. Above all remember to have fun with your clothes and rock your fabulousness.

{All photos by style.com}

Spring Teaser

So it’s supposed to be the middle of winter, but fortunately for me, there’s no snow here in MN, AND it’s a shocking 30 degrees, instead of the usual -30! Normally around this time I fly down to St. Croix and sit on the beach for a few weeks while I reflect on the past year, and make my list of goals for the coming one, but because there is so much work to do, I had to be responsible and stay put… and work this holiday.

But because I’m so inspired by our new winter, I wanted to give you all a small Spring teaser! Here are some looks that we shot last week with our model Lucie Jane, and photographer Andrew Thomas Evans. Hair and makeup was provided by Ashton Frith. These are still the raw images, but perfect for a teaser! Enjoy!

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Vintage Inspired Tie Suit

Vintage Inspired Tie Suit with Sheer Pants

Flyaway Jacket

Wrap Two-Piece Bikini

Strappy Back Two Piece with Gathered Bottoms

Racing Bikini

Also, all of the items will be on sale throughout the month of January.

by Adrienne Yancy