A new wardrobe for 2012? Not quite so fast…

by theglamourati

Another year here again and another new set of trends to integrate into an already over-stuffed wardrobe! But fear not for many of the ‘new’ trends are recycled from a/w11 and there are a fair few key pieces which will take you well into the new year.

1. The Peter-Pan collar – the trusted Peter pan collar is still very much on trend – sequined to take you from day to night and faux fur à la Miu Miu to keep away the January blues.

From the queen of collars: Gemma Lister

2. The Tuxedo Jacket  – Smoking has never been cooler. One of Yves Saint Laurent’s greatest gifts to womenkind was the tux. Beautifully tailored, iconic, and as beautiful as it first was in 1966, there is nothing more powerful than a woman in a le smoking. A Little Black Suit may well be your 2012 go to evening wear.

A Tuxedo for 2012?

3. Metallics – All the glitz and glamour of a/w isnt going anywhere  anytime soon. Think cool, pearlescent and aquatic colours. Deep sea greens and blues, with glittering scales of paillettes were seen at Givenchy, Versace and Chanel.

Mermaid Metallics from the S/S12 Runways at Givenchy, Versace and Chanel

This metallic trend is also a big beauty trend for the spring – high impact pewter eyes, silver highighter and even featuring gold leaf plastered across the eyes at Fendi.

4. Coloured Jeans – J Brand ruled the coloured jean trend last year and that is set to remain in 2012. Rather than the acid brights, it is all about fresh and clean pastel coloured denim.

The Pastel Palette does not, however, end with jeans. All over the runway designers were embracing their softer sides from Louis Vuitton to Preen to Prada all showcasing the paler end of the colour spectrum.

Palatable Pastels from Louis Vuitton, Preen and Prada

Another big S/S trend is the 1920’s – There was a nod to days gone by as fringed fabulous flappers paraded down the catwalk inspired by the forthcoming ‘Great Gatsby’ adaptation and the success of the silent film ‘The Artist’. Dropped waists are to be the silhouette of the year shown at Ralph Lauren, Etro and Gucci. So make like Daisy Buchanan, for this look oozes glamour, sophistication and easy elegance with billowing  fabrics and soft lines.

Fabulous Flappers from Ralph Lauren, Etro and Gucci

The 1920’s trend is as much about the clothes as it is the accessories; add a stole, a cloche hat, mary-janes and a berry lip and you could have wafted straight out of the Jazz age!

love sophie xx

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