Save on Spring 2012 Fashion Trends

Ready to lighten up your wardrobe with a breath of fresh spring air? Sometimes all it takes is a smart update or two. Here are some Spring 2012 fashion trends to try out this season.

Peplums. A peplum is a flared ruffle attached to the waistline of a dress, top or jacket. This style is flattering on just about any figure because it creates the illusion of a smaller waist and accentuates a curvy hourglass shape. 

Tangerine. The hot color for spring, Tangerine Tango is also Pantone Color Institute’s 2012 Color of the Year. It’s a bright reddish-orange that symbolizes energy. Actress Michelle Williams’ dress at this year’s Academy Awards incorporated tangerine and peplum perfectly.

Drop-waist dresses and tunics. This can be a flattering look for most body types but be sure to look for materials like jersey that drape nicely against your body. Pair these dresses and tunics with structured heels or wedges to elongate your legs and balance out the loose cut.

Colored denim. Blue jeans are making some new friends. Look for colors like green, pink, red and orange to brighten things up—and don’t be surprised to see neon. It’s another big trend for spring.

Bird prints. Add some fauna to your existing floral prints to quirk up your outfits.

Color blocking. Pastels and neutrals usually rule the spring scene but this year, try a bold color instead. Color blocking combines different colors that support and complement each other, like purple and orange or pink and black. If that feels too bold, try light grey with tangerine.

Before you try these trends, look for Coupon Codes from your favorite stores to be sure you’re getting the best deals possible.