There’s something about this year’s trends that reminds me of the Miami Vice series. I haven’t figured out what is it exactly, but I assume it could be the sunny mix of pastel shades with vivid colors, the Don Johnson-like blazers and the espadrilles I see everywhere in stores. In fact, pastel shades, colorful prints and statement accessories are the elements that will be traceable everywhere in the upcoming months.
You don’t have to buy all the aforementioned garments or to dress up like a rebel cop from the 90s to prove that you can keep up with the latest trends. There are several key fashion elements that you can add to your wardrobe to create various trendy combinations.
Since the majority of the clothes you see in stores are colorful, it means that your summer outfits will most likely include one such item. If you need to decide between a pastel shaded pair of pants, a skirt or a blazer, choose the last one as it may be used in various combinations and it can save you a lot of money. The hottest color right now is the mint and it works great with neutrals like black and white, as well as with soft hues of pink, beige and blue.
Designers seem to have fallen back in love with prints. These elements have been absent from the catwalk during the past decades, but they have made a powerful comeback this year. The animal print is the favorite trend of the summer, but you will also find numerous floral shirts and dresses in stores. Unlike the previous years when printed items had to be carefully mixed with other garments, this year, you can wear them with all sorts of outfits, be they colorful or not.
Pointed toe shoes are back in fashion in 2012 leaving round toe ones behind. If you want to take this trend to the next level, you may opt for footwear with metallic toes. Since ballerina flats are still in, you can purchase one model with metallic pointed toes and thus, you will be both stylish and comfortable at the same time.