Summer Fashion Trends

Summer Fashion Lovin…

Summer is here, weather (pun intended, and I’ve indeed used this before) we are ready or not…Blazing Hot weather in Chicago.  Blue Skies.  Sunny Days.  Best Summer Ever!

So, what are the Summer 2012 Trends?  Inside track. Rules of cool. Prep’s back in nautical. Blue’s the go-to hue.  The hot vibe is bare-legged, bronze-shouldered, sultry & strappy. Playful  pieces are riffed with pretty. Fabrics are sculpted to flatter like mad.  (Source:  Etcetera)

Summer fashion is all about bright colors and bold prints. So, it’s right time to ditch the dark and heavy Winter clothes, look for something other than Black (note to file) and go for something colorful and trendy, and must-have pieces of the season.

The top Summer 2012 fashion trends for women includes bright neons, vivid lip colors, statement-making necklaces, dip dye hair looks, sheer pieces and much more. These fashion trends are chic, bold and extremely wearable. So, check out what’s hot in Summer fashions trends 2012 that you can add to your look.

Color Blocking

The trend that is popping out everywhere this season is color block fashion trends. Fun and playful dresses in striking combinations are “in”. Hollywood divas are rocking a mix of hot pink, emerald-green, tangerine, lemon yellow, turquoise and many more vibrant shades on red carpet and the street. Try out a color blocking effect on clothes, shoes, handbags and other fashion accessories for a fun and edgy look.

Floral and Colored Jeans

This season it’s all about floral prints. The floral print trend has dominated most Spring/Summer 2012 runways and now the floral jeans trend has become one of the season’s biggest trends.

Add twist to your wardrobe, with these floral jeans. These jeans are available in soft pastels as well loud hues with Spring floral images. Wear this style of denim with jackets, cardigans and tops.

Bright and pastel skinny jeans are all the rage for as well. So, bring a burst of sunshine to your wardrobe with some fun, playful and super trendy colored jeans.  Spice up your look by pairing them with tops, blouses, jackets and blazers. Stores have a wide selection of colored denim hues including hot red, neon pink, aqua, green, yellow, soft lavender, milky green etc.

Neon Color 

Embrace the Summer spirit in a loud neon colored dress. From dresses to shoes, handbags to hair or nails; everything is going neon. Get ready to bring a pop of electric neon color to your wardrobe.

The key is to stay true to a trend is never wear too many neon pieces at the same time. Don’t forget to feather the neon-trend in colored shoes, bags, jewelry, etc for a fresh and fun look.

Maxi Dress

Be the center of attention with a feminine and elegant maxi dress. A Summery maxi dress is an essential piece of every woman’s wardrobe. These long flowing dresses are flattering, comfy and very smart.

There are an array of styles you can choose from. Wear them with flats and chunky jewelry pieces for a gorgeous look. Get ready for a sizzling hot summer!

Bright Printed Dress

The weather is warm and summer is upon us, so it’s right to add some color and lots of fun to the wardrobe. You’ll be Dressed to a T and sure to impress in vibrant and printed Summery dresses. Cool, comfy and chic styles of these feminine dresses are sure to blow you away. So,,,make a splash in bold and bright dress and enjoy season to the fullest.

Colorful Blazer

The next hottest trend is a colorful blazer  that adds interest to any outfit. Be different and rock a bold colored blazer with your favorite denim for maximum impact.

Nothing makes a colorful blazer more eye-catching than pairing it with simple pieces. If you are bold enough, you can also mix and match it with other colorful pieces. You can wear this eye-popping piece with jeans, short dresses, capris and even shorts.  Rock the blazer with shorts and high heeled sandals, for a look you will love!

Poppy Lip Color

Stand out from the others with a fun pop of bright lip shade with your favorite dresses. Juicy and “yummy” vivid shades look divine and help to get noticed.

The top lip colors for Summer are electric tangerine, hot red, neon pink and bright coral. An eye-popping lipstick is sure to put all eyes on you, so don’t be afraid to play up with your look by painting your lips with loud hues.

Statement Necklace

A Chic and chunky statement necklace is the best way to add some punch to your look. From huge gold necklaces to multi-colored gemstone necklaces, edgy metallic chokers to giant pearl pieces; there are lots of styles available.  You can find these fabulous accessories at Nordstrom, Neiman’s, or Target…Meredith found a great turquoise statement necklace on eBay!

This beautiful jewelry is a perfect complementary accessory that adds instant glamour to your look. The main key is to keep the rest of your outfit simple.


Etcetera did a great Summer Fashion Newsletter…Put on your reading glasses, as this is the largest I could get it. 🙂

Hot Summer Colors – A palette with punch.  Hot, sexy, fabulous & new. With hats off to the red, white & blue.


Nantucket prep Red
Gold summer shimmer
Cobalt royal family
Navy think ink
Marina bright golden-Yellow
Shrimp the perfect Taupe
Kelp comfy, cozy, classic

Great Summer Looks

And here’s hoping you all have (or continue to have) the Best Summer Ever!



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