5 Spring 2012 Trends: Mint, Pastels, Neon, and more!

Spring is fast approaching, and it’s high time to start getting ready for warm weather with a host of fun trends. From mint colors to pastel palettes and neon flourishes, we’ve got what’s hot for spring, plus how to wear it and where to buy it!


As seen at: Diane von Furstenberg, Tibi, Vera Wang.


From Left: Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Tibi

How to Wear it:

Add some flavor to your wardrobe with a few key minty pieces (yum!). Whether you rock a sweater like Kanye, or a full on dress like June Ambrose, you can’t go wrong:


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As seen at: Peter Som, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Ruffian, Rodarte, Nanette Lepore.

From Left: Nanette Lepore, Rag & Bone, Peter Som

How to Wear it:

Color block with flair or throw a neon blazer over a black jumpsuit a la Lala. Though mixing with neutrals is surely safe, you truly have fun when you go neon on neon. Wear a bright pair of pants with a pink belt, or go the Nanette Lepore route mixing punchy green with bright orange.


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As seen at: Prada, Preen, 3.1. Philip Lim, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Chloé.

From Left: Preen, Prada, 3.1 Phillip Lim

How to wear it:

Layer your pastels with spunk–don’t be afraid to look like a chic easter egg. If you’re more demure, pair a baby blue blazer with jeans like Dwyane Wade:

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As seen at: Vivienne Tam, Jill Stuart, Jenny Packham, Alexander McQueen, Charlotte Ronson.

From Left: Vivienne Tam, Jenny Packham, Jill Stuart

How to Wear it:

Don’t dilute this tone by pairing with other colors. Go bold in full on orange in a jumpsuit or a flirty dress:

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As seen at: Vera Wang, Thakoon, Jason Wu, Cushnie et Ochs, Givenchy.

From Left: Thakoon, Givenchy, Jason Wu

How to wear it:

There really is no wrong way! Purchase a dress fit with its own peplum, or take a cue from Kerry with a peplumed blazer. Bonus: this style helps conceal pudgy tummies. Win/win:


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