Summer fashion trends you will want to try!

Spring-Summer Fashion Trends 2012 are a mixed bunch this year.

From whimsical under-the-sea inspired trends to monochrome minimalism, these spring-summer fashion trends 2012 can be adapted to suit a range of wardrobes. The look is most definitely a focus on lighter layers and floaty fabrics.

Take a look at some of the top spring-summer fashion trends 2012 below.

FRUITY & FLORAL PRINTS

Big, bold botanical prints are key to spring-summer fashion trends 2012. Keep an eye out for colourdul prints with a focus on fruits. Oranges, lemons, cherries, watermelons… anything goes.

STATEMENT TROUSERS

This spring/summer, let your legs take centre stage in a pair of the season’s brightest statement print trousers. While cuts range from everything from sleek and straight, to breezy and billowing there is no end to the array of patterns and colours that adorned the catwalks’ influx of trousers.

MONOCHROME

Wearing one colour head to toe will be a key trend this spring-summer. This look works best with neutral or pastel colour palettes. Shorts suits are quite weather appropriate as well as being on-trend, so look for matching sets of tailored shorts and blazers.

PEPLUM SILHOUETTES

Peplum silhouettes and big, full skirts are going to be everywhere this spring-summer season. Skirts that dramatically jut out from the waist were everywhere on the 2012 catwalks. Incorporate this trend into your everyday wardrobe simply with smaller peplum details.

MATTE METALLICS

Metallics are key spring-summer fashion trends 2012. The emphasis this season though is on a matte finish. The look is more wearable and approachable than the shiny metallic fabrics of past seasons.

WATER WORLD

A fascination with the ocean depths surged through the spring summer collections with tropical fish pixelated across taffeta cocktail dresses, while sugary seahorses, starfish and scallop shells played across neoprene biker jackets and teeny tailored shorts. Waves trimmed ultramarine slip dresses and flouncing skirts, diving into myth and legend for sea goddess dresses that spelled enchantment.  Accessories don’t escape the underwater world including conch-shell clutches and signature pearls nestled in slick hair.

SEQUIN EMBELLISHMENTS

A strip of sequins on a shirt or skirt is all that’s needed to update your new season look. Matte sequins are great if you’re after a subtle shine. It’s all about bringing a hint of glamour into the everyday.

MESH CLOTHES

Sporty silhouettes will be back with a vengeance, and a mesh tank top is your way into this gym-inspired trend. Team a white mesh tank top with a colourful fitted skirt and bomber-style jacket for a fun take on the trend.

SPORTY JACKETS

Like previously mentioned, all things sporty will be some of the major spring-summer fashion trends 2012. A sporty jacket will be a wardrobe must-have. Instead of a typical jock or varsity jacket, choose a lightweight bomber-style in a fun printed fabric.

BLUE HUES

Blue hues will be on-trend for spring-summer 2012. From icy pale blues to deep green aquamarines, you’ll need a hit of blue in your wardrobe. Wear different shades of blue together for an interesting take on colour blocking, or keep it to one focal point of an outfit.

SHEER DELIGHTS

Sheer fabrics will be more popular than ever this year. This spring-summer season, layer different length garments over each other to create interesting proportions. Layered sheer fabrics are a great way of creating shape and volume.

COLOUR BLOCKED PASTELS

Colour blocking has been adapted to spring-summer fashion trends 2012. This time, stick to colour blocking in pastel colour palettes. A blazer, singlet, and trousers all in differing pastel shades are an easy way to wear this look during the day.

MINIMALIST LINES

Clean lines and simple silhouettes are another popular trend this spring-summer season. The look is a nod to 1990s minimalism. Make this look work in your wardrobe with a body skimming slip dress or column skirt.

LARGE LACE

Lace will still reign as a popular fabric, but this time around the lace is larger and stiffer. It’s not as delicate as the lace of past seasons. Look to spring-summer 2012 collections from louis vuitton and Valentino for inspiration.

BELTED FLORAL DRESSES

Moving away from corporate looks for the office, spring 2013 offers up the belted floral dress as a 9-5 staple. Expect a feminine, cinched in shape and longer hem (think above the knee to midi length). Work-appropriate it may be, but we expect to see the ladylike belted floral dress worn for many an occasion through the season.

MINT

One of the most on-trend colors for summer is mint. Designer brand Acne released a range of mint colored clothing that quickly became lusted after by fashionistas the world over. Mint is fresh and fun, and looks great paired with neutrals and faded denim.

CITRUS YELLOW

Citrus yellow is certainly a standout color, so wearing it from top to bottom can too much for some. Alternatively, it has been used as a barely there accent or a shock of color that becomes the focus. Notice how the yellow takes on different qualities according to how it’s combined. Citrus colors are a popular choice this summer. If orange just doesn’t do it for you, you could always try yellow. From pale yellows to bright lemon colors, this is one of the cheerier summer fashion 2012 fashion color trends to look out for.