Where once there were dull hues and heavy layering, now there is playfulness and breeziness. Okay you girls, so sunny days are finally here and we are eager to start rocking some of the most wow-inducing trends spotted on the runways. We’ve chosen the top summer 2012 fashion must-haves for you to give them your own take. Think bold and don’t be afraid to put together innovative combos!

Masculine blazer

A blazer is a super-efficient staple that every woman should have in her wardrobe. It is versatile and can be worn to a wide range of outfits whether you are running errands with your friends, going to work or having to attend a formal event. This season, designers opted for bolder colors such as red, orange or bright blue. You can team it with a pair of jeans or loose silk pants and a simple top.

Haider AckermannBottega Veneta


Peplum! Well, we are pretty sure that you’ve heard this word more than one hundred times already! And it’s no wonder whatsoever since this cute ruffle that starts at the waist and stops on the hips is one of the season’s chicest must-haves. It’s not just extremely girly and delicate but also feminine and elegant as it beautifully emphasizes an hourglass figure. You can add the famous peplum to a top and match it to a pair of pants or to a skirt and therefore wear it with a simple blouse.

Pastel pants

Boy oh boy, pastels are definitely one of the hottest trends this summer. Well, who can resist to the delicious kaleidoscope of baby blue, light pink, pale yellow and spearmint? Invest in a pair of pastel-colored pants and get ready to have fun mixing and matching! Keep the same chromatic and avoid too striking combinations. Wear your candyfloss pants with a simple white tee!

Nina RicciJason WuFendiGivenchy

Pencil skirt

When it comes to functional pieces in your wardrobe, the classic pencil skirt is definitely the one with the most amazing staying power, being reinvented season after season in newer, more creative versions. For summer 2012, forget the timeless black design and go instead for a funky, gorgeously printed one. Graphic or flowers, believe us, this magic item will see you through your daytime and evening dates.

Maxi dress

Fashion’s love affair with the boho maxi dress continues this season. Yes, we know that the utterly-romantic ground-skimming dress represents a key piece in every girl’s wardrobe especially during warm, sunny days. Casual, comfy and cool yet incredibly chic and feminine with a special glam touch, the maxi dress is a smart addition to your dressing. This summer, choose a style with psychedelic prints or sophisticated stripes and accessorize it with a thin belt, dizzy platforms or foot-friendly flat sandals.

LoeweDolce & GabbanaPaul & JoeValentino


Did you say turban? Of course! This summer, protect your head against dangerous sun rays and still look sophisticated with a stylish hair cover-up. Feminine and sexy, a turban adds instant attitude to your ensembles. Well, a chic accessory can definitely make the difference. For a notice-me-now entrance, just take a scarf folded into a triangle and then loop twice around the head.

Oxford shoes

Raid your closet as masculine-inspired shoes are back. If you still haven’t purchased a pair, make sure you invest in one and wear it with super-feminine outfits. You can also team them with skinny or boyfriend jeans and slouchy tees for effortlessly hip combos. Come with your own take on this trend and turn your daywear into wow-inducing appearances. How? Pick a pair of Oxfords with a colored sole and have fun with your styling!

Kevork KiledjianAnna SuiJunya WatanabeTory Burch

Photos courtesy of elle.com, style.com