Popular Accessories for Spring / Summer 2012
Accessories not only help to bring an outfit to life, they can also bring your wardrobe up to date for the current season. If you need a few new accessories, read on for a guide to popular accessories for spring/summer 2012.
The ‘it’ summer shoe is the platform wedge and designers have taken it to mega heights. Think styles with over a 10 centimeter heel before you add the platform. There are lots of styles with interesting cut out effects and the summer boot continues to be popular. When it comes to color expect to see some bright hues popping up around the place.
One of the most popular trends in the sunglasses arena this season is the cat eye style reminiscent of the 1960s. Following in its footsteps is the D frame style. You will also find lots of thick acetate frame sunglasses especially styles with really big lenses. If you like a pop of color there are many brightly colored styles and for something a bit different there are styles with printed frames. For example styles with stripes or leopard style print.
Wraparound belts continue to be popular from; skinny double wraparound styles through to obi wrap belts. The classic 1-2 inch wide buckled belt is also very popular. When it comes to texture, many designers have used snakeskin or snakeskin print for their spring/summer belts.
Cocktail rings are featuring heavily in many jewelry collections for spring/summer 2012. Chunky stacked styles are particularly popular. There are also many ring sets designed to be worn across multiple fingers, like four finger sets. Studded rings are cropping up here and there and semi-precious stones like Turquoise, Amber, Jade and Coral are popular.
If you like bracelets the cuff is the ‘it’ style for spring/summer 2012. You will find hinged and open back styles, plain bronze or gold styles, highly decorated styles and architectural styles with twisted details and cut outs.
In the earrings department dangly earrings are where it’s at. Styles made from feathers are really popular, alongside tear drop shapes. Oversized stud earrings are also popular.
If you like wearing a watch, practical styles are getting a tick. Think chunky rubber or acetate watches that are sporty yet fashion forward.
The headband still dominates in the hair accessories department. Styles with beads and crystals are particularly popular. You will also find many bling accented hair clips. When it comes to hats, oversized sun hats are popular. Think styles like what Scarlett O’Hara wore to the twelve Oaks Picnic.
In the handbag arena, the printed handbag is very trendy. Think animal prints like snakeskin, polka dots, tribal inspired prints and stripes. Many handbags feature decorative fringing and bright colors are also all the go, like Tangerine and Hot pink.