Trends - staying on top of the hottest looks of summer 2012by Kristin Golden on 06/25/12
Trends - Staying on top of the hottest looks of summer 2012
Trends, trends, and more trends...
(A cutout dress being worn on the red carpet)
My job requires me to keep up with the latest trends - from hair style to shoe choice. I love watching the trends change but sometimes, with so many new trends, it can be difficult to know what's hot right now.
Is color blocking still in? (yes), What about big, clunky shoes? (yes) Is black nail polish still in (sorry, it's been replaced by bright colors or neutral shades - although I still love the darker looking nail). How do you stay on top of what's hot this season when the trends from last season are still lingering?
First of all, a trend is only as good as it look on you. If a trend is hot but it does not suit your body or style, it won't look good. Make sure that you are taking the trends and adapting them to fit your lifestyle, body and personal style.
Then - wear what you like!
Here are some of the top trends this season:
1) Asymmetrical dresses
2) Washed out denim jackets - especially paired with dresses
3) Hi-Low hems (I personally love this trend) - this is where the from of the dress (or skirt) is raised higher to expose more leg, yet the back of the hem is longer to create a feminine backdrop.
4) Yellow (warm skin-tones rejoice! This is a great color for those of us with warmer skin-tones - cool skin-tones, try and stick to true, crayon box yellow for the best look with your skin-tone).
5) Bright colored heels (pink is hot right now)
6) Mint green colored bags (I still love the hobo bag)
7) Cut-out dresses - this is a fun, yet risque trend that has small cutouts around the torso of the dress to expose a bit of skin.
8) Loose sweater - great for cozy, rainy days like today.
9) A-line miniskirts
10) Wide-leg pants. This look is flattering on almost everyone - of course it looks better with heels but you don't have to be tall to benefit from the look of the wide-leg pant!
Remember, just because it's trendy doesn't mean it's the best for you - dress for your body and you can't go wrong!
Kristin @ Kristin Golden Image Consulting