2012 spring/summer trends

2012 spring/summer trend-color blocking

by jani on June 7, 2012

One of my favorite summer/spring fashion trends is color blocking. Color blocking is using blocks of finite color in either garments or outfits. This style was very popular in the 1960s and again in the 1980s. It’s making a return hit in this year’s fashion styling. The color blocking in this fashionable top matched with these color blocked ballet flats lends itself to haute couture.


Color Block Chiffon Blouse And Ballets

Sophie Theallet summer top
$765 – stylebop.com

Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans
£210 – farfetch.com

Monsoon flat shoes
£40 – monsoon.co.uk

Dara Ettinger orange ring
$70 – maxandchloe.com

H&M retro sunglasses
£4.99 – hm.com
Another subtle use of color blocking in a piece of jewelry or a simple t-strap sandal is a chic look.
I Heart Sea Glass!

L Agence silk top
$445 – stylebop.com

Alexander McQueen white pants
€515 – montaignemarket.com

Sergio rossi shoes
$275 – thecorner.com

Tory burch handbag
£330 – net-a-porter.com

Trina Turk glass jewelry
$125 – bloomingdales.com

Mango feather earrings
£15 – mango.com

Collar necklace
$43 – topshop.com

Tory Burch square sunglasses
$145 – macys.co


This is a perfect example of color blocking in a sixties retro-shift dress, updated with chunky jewelry and a great pair of Carvela Kurt Geiger heels!
Paint The Town Purple

Color block dress
$242 – aliceandolivia.com

Carvela Kurt Geiger shoes
£49 – kurtgeiger.com

CASE MATE blue handbag
$58 – nordstrom.com

Folli Follie sterling silver jewelry
$65 – lordandtaylor.com

Silver cuff bracelet
$25 – bakersshoes.com

VIcenza chain necklace
£65 – debenhams.com

Betsey Johnson rose sunglasses
$60 – betseyjohnson.com

H M nail polish
£2.99 – hm.com
Are you feeling the color block trend? Is it a look you’d be comfortable wearing?


stripes, stripes and polka dots

by jani on June 3, 2012

Bright tangerine is a great summer color. This striped tee with H&M shorts and touches of orange in the accessories makes for a cute, casual look.
Orange Stripes With Classic Oxfords

Kain stripe shirt

$90 – net-a-porter.com

H&M denim short shorts
£20 – hm.com

Marc fisher handbag
$40 – macys.com

Enamel jewelry
£2.40 – debenhams.com

Friis Company bracelet
€14 – shopfriiscompany.com

Wet Seal fedora hat
$11 – wetseal.com

Marni sunglasses
$430 – marni.com


In softer shades of pale teal with light browns, you can enjoy a different look with striping. Adding a pair of capris, you can express a more modest look!

Striped Tee With Pale Jade

A P C long sleeve shirt
$75 – barneys.com

H&M short jean shorts
£20 – hm.com

Sam Edelman thong sandals
$111 – coggles.com

Red Herring crossbody handbag
£25 – debenhams.com

Becky Kelso filigree ring
$313 – maxandchloe.com

Madewell straw fedora
$48 – madewell.com

Alexander McQueen floral shawl
$420 – matchesfashion.com

MaxMara striped sunglasses
$230 – matchesfashion.com


Personally, I love stripes and polka dots worn together. Pattern on pattern is shown often in 2012 spring/summer fashion trends.

Stripes And Polka Dots

Quiksilver scoop neck tee
$40 – quiksilver.com

Old Navy ripped shorts
$24 – oldnavy.gap.com

Soludos striped shoes
$42 – asos.com

Rebecca Minkoff woven handbag
$250 – rebeccaminkoff.com

H M chain jewelry
£5.99 – hm.com

Kendra scott earrings
$60 – zappos.com

Polka dot scarve
$7.99 – modcloth.com

Diane von furstenberg sunglasses
$175 – matchesfashion.com

Forever 21 wide belt
$6.80 – forever21.com


There are so many great colors to choose this 2012 spring/summer season. What are some of your favorites? Do you like wearing stripes with patterns? I’d love to hear back!

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