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January 12, 2012

Fashion Watch: 12 Trends to Try in 2012

Pastels! Peplum! Big, big prints! Columnist Stephanie Castillo walks you through what's trending right now. By Stephanie Castillo
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Stylewise Trends 2012There's nothing like a trend report to get your fashion juices pumping. As we speak, stores are scrambling to rid their shelves of the previous season’s dregs with obligatory sales—and after the mad dash is over, this year’s fresh new styles will start to trickle in.

What should you wear in 2012? We bid farewell to last year’s '70s mania and herald the return of the '60s and '20s, made modern with sporty silhouettes, brilliant sheens, and supersized prints.

But remember, real style is about taking a trend by the horns and giving it a personal spin, rather than undergoing a top-to-toe makeover. Mix and match your beloved closet-keepers with a few hip pieces, and you’ll have “dressing for the now” down to an art.

Click through the gallery to discover 10 hot trends that are making a splash this season!

(All fashion sets created by Stephanie Castillo via Polyvore.)

 

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  • MrsKolca Jan 12 2012 @ 10:49pm Report Abuse
       
    Just checked my closet and yey.. I have orange stuff, mullet cut, metallic, pointed shoes, and something tribal. Hmm.. problem is.. how to use each piece in order to make a fab look? Haha.
  • Stephanie Castillo Jan 17 2012 @ 03:54am Report Abuse
       
    Hi MrsKolsca,

    FN will most probably have a style guide on this in the next few months :)

    Thank you for reading!
  • xander Jan 17 2012 @ 06:12pm Report Abuse
       
    Dear Ms. Stephanie,

    Hi!Everyday before i start my work i browse the Female Network and look for your article.It always inspire me.Im not rich,im just a regular employee but like all the girls out there, i love fashion...and your articles help me in so many ways with regards to dressing myself.I do have again a request please write an article on what to pair with jeans.I know your not a jeans lover but most of us is always on our jeans especially me because i dont have nice legs.please,please.please..thank you and more power to your career.im always praying for your good health and successful career!!!Thank you in advance Ms. Stephanie.
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