Top Ten Fashion Trends For Spring 2012
The big color trend for 2012 spring/summer is mint green… Yes you read right - mint green is the biggest color trend for the up coming season. The racks will be full of fashions that all done up in a soft whimsical version of mint green .
Another color trend being you will see this spring, especially in handbags and shoes is neon’s. Such as bright blues, yellows, greens, oranges, and hot pinks.
Do you Crochet? Well it’s back… Crochet vests are big this spring, maybe you can look to the back of your closet . maybe you might have a bit of a crochet number lurking.
The color that jumps out at the head of the line for this spring when it comes to neon shades, is orange! Less face it there is no other color that can make a loud fashion statement as bright orange. So need a new handbag or a great pair of shoes? Make it orange.
Belt bags are one of the great big trends… However, I am not talking “fanny packs’…Stick to the new small square flat belt bags - so cute, and less weight to carry on that shoulder.
Feet need a rest This spring kitten heels are big… The kitten heel is a good choice this spring. They are feminine, and classic, as well as comfortable.
Creamy neutrals, all done up to give you a very feminine look. Flowing pajama - styles, tunics. All meant to be classical, and again comfortable.
Think whimsical pattrens. From bird prints to deers, fruit, feathers, you name it, tops with whimsical prints are big. You will see everything from blouses to dresses all sporting Whimsical prints.
Stripes - Stripes seem to hold a place in fashion year after year. You can’t go wrong wearing stripes, from head to toe…
High-Waisted flare pants are so big this spring… The pant that Katharine Hepburn made so popular, is back… I suggest you pair this style of pants with a great heel, just to give the old look a bit of flare. The new flare pant as a rule have loops for a skinny belt, so you can flash up the look with a flashy thin belt.
Mint IT’s So Hot For Such A Cool Color
Celebrity Denim Inspiration!
Get styling tips and ideas for your next trip to the mall from the celebs who look hottest in their jeans!
Embracing the newest denim trend of the season—pattern!—Victoria Justice takes a fashionable step forward in graphic jeggings and a coordinating cobalt cardi. PS—Vic, can we steal those mega-high heels for #ShoesdayTuesday?!
Debby Ryan has no problem staying in the limelight in this pair of bright tangerine jeans. A navy jacket, patterned scarf, and olive green wedge booties finish off a chic look that’s pitch-perfect for the first day back at school.
Keeping Up With Python
Animal prints are everywhere in the fashion world right now, so leave it to Seventeen’s West Coast Fashion Contributor, Kendall Jenner, to rock python-esque jeans at a recent event.
Coming Up Roses
Shenae Grimes proves that fashion risks are worth taking in this leather top, alice + olivia floral capris, and buckle detail shoes. This combo is a little edgy, so if you’re feeling iffy about rocking it to school, try the look out for a weekend party instead!
Strut your stuff down the hallways channeling Ashley Greene’s killer confidence in a pair of curve-hugging charcoal jeans, black peep-toe heels, and a standout, red v-neck sweater.
Day ‘N’ Nite
Denim can be chic! Black skinny jeans are super-versatile and can be the perfect way to go from day to night without changing. You can dress them up like Emma Roberts, who paired them with a fitted cardigan and killer heels for a classy, yet still edgy, nighttime look. Or try pairing them with a vintage tee for a cute everyday look.
See How the Style Council Accessorizes Their Summer Tees!
Dressing up a basic is easy. All you need is a few necklaces, a pop of color, or a sheer cover-up according to the SC! Steal their tricks to update your style this summer.
This summer I’m all about pastel shades and light materials. When accessorizing a summer tee, I like to layer tons of cute necklaces and a hairpiece to make a simple look a little more exciting! This tee is from H&M and the hairpiece is from Forever 21. The necklaces are ones my mom had collected over the years.”
“I definitely feel like accessories can either make or break an outfit. With this look, I am wearing hand-made deconstructed denim shorts, a mint collared t-shirt, and a sheer cover-up from Forever 21. I topped off the minty top with a spiked necklace underneath its collar and a bright blue feather earring to add a pop of color. This outfit is flowy, fun, and super-summery!”
“There’s nothing more comfortable than rocking a worn-in tee in the summer time, and my favorite way to dress it up is really easy: the answer is accessorizing! Over-accessorizing to be exact. For this look, I stacked on my favorite pieces of gold hardware and added bright shorts and lips to dress up something as simple as a cozy shirt.”
“My favorite summer tee is the boring plain white t-shirt. The greatest thing about it is that you can wear one any way you like, with any accessories you choose! I love transforming my white shirt into something that calls for attention. I love chunky bracelets, rings, and necklaces, so during the summer I leave nothing out! As long as you have a good balance, I think the jewelry looks great! Also, as a little kid I used to love dressing up in some of my grandmas “kimonos.” Now, kimono-styled cardigans are coming in style and they are an awesome way to spice up a boring t-shirt like this one. When wearing a white tee in the summer, color is essential!”
17 Ways to Wear… High-Low
Whether it’s in the form of a boho-chic skirt, a glam dress, or a casual tank, rocking the high-low trend is the perfect way to show off your fashion-forward summer style!
“I love the High-Low trend, especially in a high-waist, full, spin-out skirt — such fun!” Seventeen’s former Style Council member, Lily, recommends looking on EBay for a similar updated vintage skirt.
"A designer from the company Gypsy Junkies helped me put this outfit together in NYC from their spring/summer 2012 collection. You can find the pieces ongypsyjunkies.com. I love the high-low hem trend because it’s the perfect tease — you can show off your legs and shoes without showing everything else.”
“I’m a country/pop singer and songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. For my album cover we chose this trend and made the dress! We literally cut the front of a dress with a pair of scissors to shorten it. It was pretty crazy!”
Former Style Council member Jessi said of the trend: “I have this amazing Nicole Miller high-low tank that I paired with simple black skinny pants and heels. The top itself is such a statement piece, so I styled it with more subtle pieces. This trend is so fun and is a great way to turn an average outfit into a trendy one!”
“This style is so me! What I like most about this trend is that it works well on my body type (I’m almost 5”10’)! This black skirt (from Urban Outfitters) is my favorite because I can pair lots of different things with it. It can be worn both formally and casually so I can get a lot of use out of it, which is especially great for people on a budget! Not only that, but it can be worn all season long, even in the cold winters in Canada. I would wear it with tights and peek toe booties.”
Sparkles and Stripes
We have a total nail crush on Zooey Deschanel! These preppy-meets-funky stripes might be our favorite look yet.
Seventeen Web Intern Kara combined Avril Lavigne’s Sally Hansen nail strips with sparkly black polish for a cool, half moon mani that would make any sk8er boi swoon.
Pumped Up Kicks
Seventeen-er Tiffany celebrates a classicspring staple with her Converse nails!
Shay Mitchell’s teal and gold nails are a cute twist on a classic french. It’s perfect for summer!
Needless to say, we are VERY impressed withLauren's fierce leopard nails. You'll need tons of patience and a very steady hand to pull off this fun design!
To get Naledi's super sparkly nails, use a makeup wedge to blend the colors together. That way, you create a gradient effect, rather than solid lines! Add a top coat with bigger flakes of glitter for an extra touch of shimmer.
Tina, 20, and Kara, 21, used toothpicks to swirl together pink polishes for this pretty nail design!
Betsey Johnson Inspired
These girls created some amazing designs inspired by the fabulous, Betsey Johnson! That’s some seriously cute brand loyalty.
Bring your flirty garden-party dreams to life in these sweet/sexy floral heels.
A day at the beach just got a LOT more fun with these super-trendy neon flip-flops. Why choose just one bright hue when you can rock three?
We’re obsessed with the entire Sam Edelman line for AE, but the woven neutral and metallic detail on these wooden wedges are extra eye-catching.
Make a fashion statement and difference in these bright Etnies sneakers. For every Caprice Eco shoe sold, a tree is planted in Brazil in an ongoing effort to solve the deforestation problem.
These glitter-meets-leather sandals look luxe without breaking the bank. Plus, they’re the perfect combo of laid-back and glam—so they’ll work with everything in your wardrobe.
Girly, coral espedrilles will add a pop of color to any outfit! The petite wedge heel gives you just the right amount of leg-flattering lift without sacrificing comfort.
Wooden Stacked Heels
This versatile shoe can be worn with everything from jeans to a floaty summer dress. Bonus: The stacked heel makes them a breeze to walk in.
Get ready to turn heads in these killer heels! The snakeskin mixed with mega-bright yellow combined two super-hot trends!
"Selena has beautiful skin and likes to have a slight tan in the summer. She doesn’t need a lot of coverage, so a lightweight foundation works best. You have to keep product to a minimum in the warmer part of the year. However, layering is key to making it last all day. If you want your eyeshadow to stay put in the humidity, apply a thin layer of a matte powder shadow to your lids, then take one of the CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlasts and tap in on top. Your shadow will become practically waterproof and stay gorgeous all day. Also, it goes without saying water resistant formulas always work best, like with the CoverGirl LashBlast mascaras."
Smith’s Rosebud Salve - Beyonce
“I love Smith’s Rosebud Salve. I did this trick last summer, when I was on vacation: I used it to prime my lashes before curling. It was like a natural mascara. It made the lashes hold the curl and look shiny. I use it for everything! And I love L’Oréal Elnett hairspray . It’s very light and holds whatever hairstyle you want.”
Victoria Justice -
"During the summer, keep everything very minimal. Instead of wearing foundation, do a tinted moisturizer instead. Wear waterproof mascara, and stick to blush and lip gloss. Not even lip gloss — lip balm!"
Lip Balm with SPF 15
"I know it is hard to believe, but you can burn your lips. A lip balm with SPF 15 is in every single one of my bags."
Drink Tons of Water
“Drink lots and lots of water because it can get really, really hot out. You want to make sure your skin doesn’t get any breakouts or dry areas. It’s also really good for your hair, especially if you have color-treated hair.”
The Best Beachy Hair in Hollywood!
Take it from these celebs who know a thing or two about looking gorgeous 24/7 — less is more when it comes to great summer tresses! Use their looks as inspiration for your own warm-weather hairstyles.
It’s not just gossip — Blake Lively is the queen of rocking beachy hair on the red carpet! Pulling your hair half back helps make waves look polished.
We’re so used to associating Rihanna with an edgy bob, but she looks just as fierce with long, flowing waves. Try pulling your hair all to one side with a deep center part for a sultry twist on beachy curls.
Shenae knows sometimes sunscreen isn’t enough to protect your skin from UV rays! Next time you hit the beach, bring a cute fedora or floppy brimmed hat — they’re super trendy andkeep you safe from the sun.
Selena's waves look so soft and bouncy! To avoid the dreaded “crunchy” texture, skip the hair gel and use a light hairspray or mousse instead.
To get Bella Thorne's mermaid-esque locks, put your wet hair in two braids, let it dry completely, then undo it. Use your fingers and a texturizing cream to comb through, then pull one side back with a cute hairpin!
Even when she’s just out shopping, Sarah Hyland takes her beachy waves from casual to cool with a pair of rad aviators and a lace top — proof that you can rock the style even on your most modest days.
Between her many TV and red carpet appearances, Whit usually looks super-styled with perfect waves, but it’s nice to see she looks just as cute when she lets her hair loose!
EG’s 10 Summer Internship Wardrobe Essentials
So you’ve finally scored that summer internship, now comes the hard part: What to wear? The key to dressing for the office is outfitting yourself in something conservative yet also tasteful and put-together. And what makes summer internships more fun than the rest are the bright colors you can incorporate into your work wardrobe.
We know acquiring an entirely new set of clothes can seem daunting, so we’ve helped you out a little and compiled a shopping list of ten key pieces perfect for a summer at the office. So what are you waiting for? Hop to it!
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