Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Summer Trends 2012 ~

Spring Summer Trends 2012

Summers are almost here and this time It has arrived with a splash of colours Big time.
Summers screams colours as well as comfort, so be it fashion or makeup or hairstyles, keeping it minimalistic, colourful, yet simple is the sure shot way to enjoy even in the summer heat.

This blog post in a joint collaboration by VivaciousFlair and CookDoKoo

Namita from ~  is covering the Makeup and Hairstyle trends spring-summer 2012 


Kannu from ~ is covering the Fashion trends this spring-summer 2012

Lets talk Fashion ,,
In Kannu's words :)

Spring Summer Trends 2012
1- Floral prints

 Floral prints are very prominent this season. However one can adapt them as per the body type , for instance if you are on heavier side then you can opt for small/medium prints & skinny girls can flaunt big floral print

2- Longer length

The biggest trend this summer is longer length that includes longer length skirts and long maxi dresses. Make it large this season pull out your long outfits!

3- Color blocking-

 One of the most now trend this season is color blocking.Play with bold colors to create unique looks.

4-Rompers- Rompers still continue to be a hit this season. Not only are they comfortable but also look very stylish and chic !

5-Orange- Orange/Tangerine is the colour of the season, so indulge yourself with the trendy colour this season!


Leggings are still hot this season. You can opt for solids , printed or textured ones. Woman of all ages follow this trend.

7-Choker Necklace-This is a trend that we haven’t seen emerging in recent times but this season this is hot ! Team it with a simple look and look glamorous

8-Peter Pan Collar- One of the emerging trend this season is Peter Pan collar, they look cute and feminine.

9- Cuff bracelet-T hese pieces make for a great base with which to pair colorful exotic-inspired jewelry. From chunky cuffs to natural cut stones, there's something for everyone .

10- Crochet/lace detailing -Lace is a big trend for this spring and summer. Once only reserved for wedding dresses or formal wear, lace is showing up everywhere. Designers are adding lace to not only sporty shoes and handbags, but to everyday wear such as blouses, skirts, and dresses.

Now come my turn to show what trends are going to be all over the Makeup , Beauty & Hairstyle world for the spring-summer 2012.

 Makeup and Hairstyles that are going to be a trend this year as well as practical are :

1. Go for minimalistic yet colourful eye makeup

Using three different shades and blending them to create one is good for autumn and winters, where they are not going to melt down your eyes and create a mess. For summers and spring go for a single eye colour and blend well. It looks cute, save time plus you don’t have to worry for different shades creating a mess of their own.

2. Orange-sun kissed look is back

Take out all of your peachy orange blushes and make your cheeks look oh-so-pretty. Pinks and shimmers are more of night time .
Don’t go for heavily bronzed cheeks, a light swipe is all you need to have a health glow or if you want a light fake tan.

3. Go for light makeup base 

Heavily caked face or a full coverage foundation are not your best friends in summer, they will melt down and make your skin look bad. Also due to heat your facial skin perspires more, so a heavy layer of foundation will block the pores and you may have to face some ugly pimples on your pretty face.
A light makeup base, used with a foundation sponge is good for you when you want to look slightly dressed up. Although my suggestion will be to go for Tinted Moisturisers.
Tip for summers: Mix one drop of light coverage foundation with a thin liquidy face moisturizer and dab it on your face and blend with your fingers. Gives little coverage and lets your skin breathe.

4. Corals/Baby pinks/Muted Browns to rule the lips

Skip lip glosses, this is one thing that irritates the most in summer heat; Go for lip tints and clear lip balms.

5. Chuck Black ~ Go for Browns, purple, green, blue and yellow!!

Black eyeliner that too heavily applied does not scream summer at all.
All you need is colourful liners, looks super good and cheery 
Let’s come to hairstyles now.

Summer is all for bouncy wavy soft curly hair this year

1. Stay away from your styling equipments

Keep them aside for special occasions, rest of the time enjoy the natural style of your hair, a bit wavy, light curls are super in this season. Just remember to accentuate your hair with cute pins and bands.

2. Say hello to new type of side braids

Side braids ruled the entire last year and yes it is going to reign this year also, but with slight variations.
Instead of side braids, side braided buns are going to be popular. Honestly speaking nothing is more cuter than a side braided bun with a cute lil flower clip on it ,, 

3. Wavy waterfall hairstyle has come back again

Confused on how to do it,, well it is simply clipping small section of your hair near the crown of your head after braiding it normally and leaving the rest of your hair as it is,,it suits more on layered and naturally wavy hair than straight hair.
For girls with poker straight hair, make an unruly high bun, from the tail of your comb pull out some strands of hair from it to give a casual look.

4. Say hello to centre partings

This is one trend that has made its comeback after so many years.
Centre partings or your hair’s natural way of parting is going to be a trend this season.
Basically it is to give a casual / effortless look. Poufs are to be ditched big time.

5. Accessorize

The simpler the better. Choose according to your hair style as well as your dressing style.

So, this was all about what 2012 spring-summer trends in the world of Fashion, Makeup and Hairstyles are going to be.

Did you see something common in here,,,
It’s the vibrant colours,, well..what is Summer without any colour ;)

Thanks allot

Namita from
Kannu from 


  1. Oh..Nami again loved the way how you presented...<3 <3 ,do a how to do post on hair styles :)

    1. Thanks a bunch siri :) that is so sweet of you :)

      I will surely do it :)

  2. oooh loving so many trends this summer especially the floral print dresses and peter pan collars... not to forget rompers! yay! and side braids and wavy hair?? I am all in for it :)
    and sun kissed skin? anytime for me :))

    nice post both Kannudi and Namita :)

  3. Great post Kuunu & Namita <3 Lovely ideas!!!!

  4. Lovely post with some very nice tips for summer..I am loving the tangerine and side braids look this season.. minimal eye makeup and coral lips for sure

    1. I love minimal eye makeup with neutral shades or on the other hand colorful liner :)

      Thanks allot parul :)

  5. nammoo!!! super cute post!! I appreciate all the research gone into this..and u've picked the trends soo well!!

    1. Thanks KJ :) :) and I appreciate your kind words :)

  6. Replies
    1. Thanks from Kannu's behalf :) :)

  7. im glad we did this joint post looking forward to do more posts together :)

    1. Same here Kannu :) A change for me from similar kind of posts :)
      Good job on your part :)

  8. love the hairstyles, but sadly i have poker straight hair so can't go for the waterfall look... great post namita

    1. me too Kumkum,,poker straight hair :D

      Thanks :)

  9. As spring days are approaching near, all might be busy for their summers shopping...Even i like it...Ans this time i am doing online shopping for sarees...

    1. Thanks for liking it :)
      yes even I have started doing my summer shopping,,super fun :) bright colors,,flowy clothes and pastel jewellery :)

  10. Ahh, lovely post! We are having beautiful transitional Autumn weather in Australia at the moment so I love the idea of florals (though it's not quite the same as wearing them in spring!). Absolutely love how they are being translated into graphic versions. :)

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Your blog is lovely too and I'm following you now (100th follower, yay!). Hope you'll pop back in soon!

    <3 Mandy xx

    1. Hie Mandy :)
      Thanks for ur sweet words :) Despite of it being officially being spring over here,,today is quite chilly :D
      Even I love florals :) very girly and equally pretty :)

      Thanks allottttttttttt for being my 100th friend :) :) Its so fun being a blogger :)


  11. Super Compilation Namita :) m a die hard fan of florals and colour blocking. great post.

    1. same here shruti :) Thanks allot dear :)

  12. I love floral prints too... nice post btw..

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