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Summer Trends for 2012 – A Saturday Moodboard

Haven’t done a moodboard in ages, but since I was inspired to go shopping last night after work and managed to come home with a few choice new items, I thought I’d spring a moodboard on the blog this morning – all in celebration of Summer 2012’s FABULOUS fashion, makeup & hair trends…

Think Neon, Pastel & Prints, top colours are mint, teal, green, coral & pink, dipped hair is in, brights are good to go, makeup is fresh & colourful, jewellery is big, glittery and bright... enjoy!

Summer 2012 Trend Moodboard

Summer 2012 Trend Moodboard | all images from Pinterest

Neon & Pastel Decor | Home Trends

Recently I did a post on Pastel Colours as a big fashion trend for 2012, and have found that splashes of Neon are also making their way into focus – both in fashion and in decor trends. What we are also seeing now is a great combination of neon & pastel together (I know, initally it seems crazy, but actually – it works!) and not only in fashion. Why not brighten up your home for summer with some pastel & neon shades?

The key is to keep the base colours very neutral and quite lightwhite, dove grey or pale pastels work well on walls, while brighter pops of colour look good as accents. Key pastels to remember include: mint, teal, rose, lemon and lilac, while neons look good in fuschia, tangerine, coral and florescent yellow.

Check out these great design & decor inspirations…

Neon vs Pastel

Neon vs Pastel | source Enter My Attic

Neon Green Touches

Neon Green Touches | source Enter My Attic

Soft & Bright Colours

Soft & Bright Colours | source The Style Files

Neon & Pastel Inspiration

Neon & Pastel Inspiration | source Le Notebook

Dipped Hair & Neon Inspired Home

Dipped Hair & Neon Inspired Home | source Trendland

Neon & White Kitchen

Neon & White Kitchen | source John Lewis

Pinboard of Neon & Pastel Ideas

Pinboard of Neon & Pastel Ideas | source Style Files

Fifty Shades of Pastel – Summer 2012’s Favourite Milkshake Blend

Oh how we love new trends! Sometimes it’s just nice to look at them on the runway or through the pages of glossy fashion magazines; sometimes it’s nice to see the trends come through as functional/wearable clothes in our department stores, and to wander through the rows of gorgeous threads, running our hands over the fabrics; but it’s the BEST when we find an on-trend item that fits, that works with clothes from last year and makes you look good.

Those trends we like 🙂

As a kid my mom dressed me in a fair share of pastel colours, but I don’t think I ever really warmed to the baby blues and bubblegum pinks – I preferred bolder or darker colours in general. But SUDDENLY mint, teal, lemon, peach and lilac are taking over the fashion world – and hey baby, pastels are back in.

The Trend is Pastel

The Trend is Pastel | source The Ray & The Ro

Here are some tips from Modalu about Summer 2012’s latest trend:

“SS12 sees the fashion world awash with a palette of light-infused summer pastels. An air of sugary-sweet innocence is in abundance as cool creamy mint, vanilla nude and shark grey dominate the season.

Keep this candy-coloured look chic by focusing on key neutral colours and popping in an unusual pastel shade such as mint.”

Ready, steady, go! Bring the girls to the milkshake barn.

Pastel Polka Dots

Pastel Polka Dots | source Squidoo.com

Pastel Clothes & Pastel Flamboyage | source Elle France

Fifty Shades of Pastel

Fifty Shades of Pastel | source The Style Umbrella

Pretty in Pastel

Pretty in Pastel | source Pinterest

Golden Girl in White

Golden Girl in White | source sty.lized.tumblr.com

Pastel Jean Pants

Pastel Jean Pants | source social-beautys.tumblr.com

Mint on the Runway

Mint on the Runway | source The Ray & The Ro

Neon in Shades of Pastel

Neon in Shades of Pastel | source Squidoo