2012 WAS a fantastic year in terms of fashion. We saw many styles come and go throughout the year and unfortunately had to put up with the staying power of others (yes, fake Barbour jackets, I’m talking about you!). The Irish have clung to these styles like a dog to a bone and as soon as you have read this, you’ll notice these items appearing around college like an unofficial uniform!
Lita’s: Jeffrey Campbell brought these gorgeous beauties into our lives and now we can’t get rid of them. At first, they look clumpy but these incredible boots are everywhere now and are the most comfortable heels that anyone can ever buy! If you don’t own a pair of these bad boys, scoot out to the shops for yourself and pick up a pair. I’ve got three pairs of these and the collection is quickly growing, they’re so so comfy and go with everything!
Leather leggings: The leggings trend is one that can be a bit hit and miss. There was the dreaded floral leggings phase that people insisted on doing and of course you still see the odd woman thinking that she can wear those leggings with a very short top. But the leather leggings trend is one that we could get on board with! Half leather trouser, half leggings, how could this combination go wrong? These go with absolutely everything, especially litas!
Dip-Dye: Stemming from someone growing out his or her hair dye, this new ombré trend is now available in a box and is on every fashionista around the world at the moment. For only a few euros, well about 15, you can look like Drew Barrymore or Sophia Bush…providing you want to, of course! I’ve just done this myself and I love the way it adapts to your hairs natural base colour!
Military: 2012 was the year that every person looked like they had joined the army but with a twist. Military print is everywhere, mixed with leather, floral and sequins in an urban, modern twist. Best worn in jacket form with a gorgeous pair of shorts or the aforementioned leather leggings and litas.
Peplum: What self-respecting woman doesn’t have peplum these days? Whether is a skirt or a dress or a top, this style is gorgeous and flattering on just about everyone. A favourite with stars like Kim Kardashian and a huge style in 2012 whether you’re going out or just mooching around during the day, it’s certainly a trend to watch going into the Spring/Summer season in 2013.
Statement Necklaces: Statement necklaces have always been associated with an older generation but in 2012, bloggers went crazy over the statement necklace trend. Best with a plain dress or nice top, these statement necklaces are huge and can be bought anywhere from Penneys to Topshop depending on what you want to spend.
Make sure you keep a look out for these trends; they’ll be sticking around long into the New Year and your spring wardrobe won’t be complete without these!
Keep styling, Em x