Top Spring Fashion Trends

Olympia Fashion Designer, Bri Seeley

Embrace the top handbag trend for 2012 by carrying your handbag, rather than wearing it. This trend was seen on the runways of Versace, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger. The styles remain consistent, including the top-handle satchel and the daytime clutch. This year, consider how you carry your purse—even if it has a strap.

To bring attention to your most practical accessory, the handbag, wear oversized rings, gloves and unique bracelets. Big and bold rings will continue to be hot fashion items in 2012. Flashing a ring of crystals, pearls, charms or beads is an ultimate conversation starter. Create a uniquely thoughtful flair and make a statement with accessories by mixing vintage and contemporary pieces.

Hot trends seen on the runways for 2012 include:

Heavenly Fabrics – Wear soft, feminine dresses and blouses that are light as a cloud to make you feel like an angel! Consider chiffons in sorbet shades to give a low-key, ladylike vibe.

Sheer Brilliance – See-through blouses, dresses, pants and skirts were seen on the runways of Michael Kors, John Galliano and Christian Dior for both classic and formal occasions. Consider wearing these layered over a slip for a more practical look.

Pleats Please – Pleats were seen on nearly every major runway, in skirts, shorts, dresses, tops and bags. They were seen as wide and thin, subtle and obvious.