With the new year approaching, it’s time to start thinking about new additions to our wardrobe (we are college fashionistas, after all!). Lucky for us, the hottest trends can easily be adapted to our collegiette™ lifestyles (and budgets) while still looking like they’re fresh off the runway. 2012 is all about bold color, modern patterns, and styles from decades past, so prepare yourself for a fiercely fashionable year!
Orange is a tricky color, because it’s all-too-often loud and unflattering. But this season, orange is all over the runways, and we can’t get enough of it! Spring dresses in these shades are particularly popular, because the bright, unexpected hue simply says spring. From tangerines to burnt oranges, there is a shade for everyone to rock!
Burn Out Aztec Vest: Topshop, $36
Orange Solid Scarf: Windsor, $13
Orange Ruffle Front Dress: Dorothy Perkins, $27
A Pop of Peplum
Want to instantly feel 1960s cool? Stick with the peplum trend. Boston-based stylist Betsie Kamm loves this style because “it adds just a touch of femininity to tailored looks and is super flattering and narrows the waist.” We love it too, because it incorporates just the right amount of glam to any outfit. Don this peplum trend, and you’ll feel like a chic lady straight out of Mad Men.
Hive and Honey Slub Peasant Top: Piperlime, $39
The Brocade and the Beautiful Dress: ModCloth, $34
Daydreamer LA Peplum Tee: Urban Outfitters, $34