The quest for new trends continues in the fashion world. While you're still enjoying the sun and the sand, retailers are previewing fresh trends for fall/winter 2012 - denim being one of them. Let's check out what interpretations of the classic denim will meet our way in the upcoming months.
#1: Printed denim - Although printed denim made subtle appearances in the previous years, this season it will be everywhere. Printed denim is a fresh take on traditional styling and a perfect option for a laid-back weekend wear. Fashionistas who like it feminine and flirty can opt for fun polka dots; others can make a statement with animal prints.
#2: Jewel tones - Bold and dynamic, the jewel-toned denim is not for the faint hearted. These vibrant colors add a much-needed punch to your somber winter wardrobe. Give them a classic twist by pairing them with neutrals or make heads turn by color blocking.
#3: Metallic - Looking to dazzle someone on your evening out? While metallic denim is a great date night option, don't be intimidated to sport it as a daytime attire. The traditionalist can tone down the style by wearing it with delicate and feminine pieces, while the valiant can opt for a head-to-toe monochromatic look.
#4: Coated- The trend that emerged during the winter of 2010 will be prevalent for fall and winter 2012. While the look and the feel is similar to leather, coated denim is a more budgeted option. For a traditional yet on-trend styling, work the trend with a white, button down shirt. The rocker chic can however take a detour and pair it with metallic.
#5: Tuxedo stripe - Designers have worked with the popular menswear trend and offered us their newest interpretation - the tuxedo-striped denim. You'll see side-striped denim hitting your favorite department stores. Simple to style and easy to wear, this versatile piece can be adapted for a day-to-night look.
As you notice, there are plenty of new and exciting styles that will be available as the temperature cools down. Give your classic blue a rest and opt for something fresh and novel this year.
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