Spring 2012 Trends

Neons + Neutrals

One of my new favourite trends that was seen with Resort 2012 collections, as seen at Stella McCartney, and on the Spring 2012 runways, BCBG Max Azaria, was the presence of neons and neutrals. Being a child of the 80’s I have always had a soft spot for neon and the interpretation of mixing it with neutrals makes it so fresh and modern for 2012. Here are some great pieces to incorporate this trend in either a big way or a small way:

1… Hanky Panky Nude Attitude Bralette. $54 USD. www.shopbop.com. I love love love this bra. How fun to add the trend in with no major commitment as no one else needs to see this but you. If you do want to show it off more, where it with a loose tank over top and let hints of the neon peek out.

2… Jeffery Campbell Colourblock Corset Lita Boot. $196 USD. www.urbanoutfitters.com. These booties are so much fun and allow you to start working the trend now with jeans and a sweater and then in warm weather with a cute dress and bare legs.

3… Emilio Pucci Sequin Maxi Skirt. $8005 USD. www.net-a-porter.com. This is definitely an investment piece or you can just look at the concept for inspiration and find a more affordable version somewhere else like www.allsaints.com etc. I just love how there is such a great mix of neon’s and neutrals in the design that allows it to look like a beautiful piece of art.

4… Sashi New Nugget Bracelet. $26 CDN. www.dealuxe.ca. These Sashi bracelet is a fun accessory on its own, or wear a bunch of them stacked together.

5… Tkees Mixed Palette Flip Flops. $55 CDN. www.holtrenfrew.com. Tkees are still my ultimate luxury in flip flops. The leather with the memory foam makes them so comfortable and I love this new addition with the neon straps. They just make me so happy. Can’t wait to live in these this summer.

6… Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Caroline Small Cross Body Bag. $225 CDN. www.dealuxe.com. The combo of the leather and the printed canvass make this a great bag that can be used everyday. The cross body is my favourite style as it lets me keep my hands free and clear to run my errands and shop.

7…T by Alexander Wang Draped-Back Stretch Jersey Mini Dress. $155 USD. www.net-a-porter.com. This grey and lemon yellow patterned mini dress is just so much fun. I feel I would live in it for day and evening. I love that the pattern is so small that it will allow the dress to remain timeless. On my wishlist for sure.

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