As much as I love high end fashion, I have to admit that I find catwalk looks pretty inaccessible. Not just because of the price but also because they are just so O.T.T and pretty impractical to walk down the street in! So for this guest post, I researched the hottest trends of S/S 12 (even though here in the UK we aren’t having much of a summer) and did a bit of faux online shopping to hunt for some high street style equivalents! Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.
Cropped Tops: There are so many ways to wear cropped tees this summer. With some distressed vintage Levi’s shorts, a high waisted belted maxi skirt or give it a 50’s twist with a pretty flared skirt. On those not so sunny days, throw it on with a pair of jeans and flash a cheeky bit of midriff for an on trend summer style. There are so many styles and shapes available in most high street stores and you’d be surprised how flattering they are for all sizes as they create the illusion of a teeny tiny waist!
Pastel Shades: A few seasons ago it was bright neons but this time it is soft pastel shades such as cotton candy pink, lavender lilac and muted soft green. Stunning particularly with a tan, if you don’t feel brave enough to go all out then opt for one piece in a pastel shade such as a bag or scarf. A really great way to inject some subtle colour into your wardrobe.
Sport Luxe: With the London 2012 Olympics just around the corner, fashion sportswear is bang on trend. Think mesh, neoprene and bright accent tubing. If you like comfort and style, this is the trend for you! There are no super tight pieces of clothing in this trend – loose and baggy is the way forward! Again this is another trend that suits all shapes and sizes, there are pieces for everyone. This is also great for unpredictable weather as you can layer up and it all ties in with the look.