Let the hothouse-inspired styles of spring heat up your winter! Cruise-inspired clothes and accessories rule in spring 2012, with floaty fabrics, bold blooming prints, and candy-colored goodness over all.
The tropical feel of this trend is just the thing to bust you out of a winter rut. Collections will start arriving in stores shortly, but you can get ready for the thaw now by previewing some of the key elements of the trend.
A global touch gives even a land-locked wardrobe a feeling of having sailed to some far-flung destination. Batik, tribal prints, beading, colorful cluster gems, and animal prints all amp up the exotic feel of your wardrobe.
Bright colors are an absolute must if you want to nail the cruise trend. The good news? The color scheme is completely up to you! Everything from floral-inspired shades of pink and orange to popping hues of blue are hot this spring. Mix ’em, match ’em, just don’t forget ’em!
Speaking of floral-inspired pieces, now is the time to go crazy with prints. This print is blooming on everything from bags to shoes to dresses. If you want to mix two prints, choose two with a similar color scheme; make sure one print is larger and one smaller; and make sure the bolder print is on the smaller of two items. Example: a bold floral skirt with a more demure floral blouse, both in shades of pink and orange (which are on the same side of the color wheel).
The easiest way to dip a toe into such a lively trend is with an accessory. Bright globally influenced jewelry, like a cluster necklace or drop earrings, are just the key. A perfect fit: Zariin’s “Ode to Style” gold cluster necklace, with pink agate and uncut stones. Use it now to add a pop of color to your winter layers, then let it anchor spring’s floaty fabrics once the weather warms up.
Zariin’s bright, unconventional jewelry is perfectly in keeping with spring’s adventurous style spirit. Founded in 2010 by sisters Mamta and Vidhi Gupta, Zariin has been impressing the style world ever since with feminine yet bold designs that focus on color and the beauty of uncut stones. Their rings, necklaces, and more are the perfect accessory for the fashionista who wants to stand out rather than blend in.