Most women have already had a look at this season’s fashion trends, and many are planning on updating their wardrobe with the runway’s latest aquatic colors and vintage prints. However, not everyone can spare the cash for an entirely new spring wardrobe. Instead by adding just a few fashion-forward pieces to their closet, women can ensure their style never grows old without break their budget.
Of course, the first items on any fashionista’s list usually include Ladies tops. These are popular purchases among women since they tend to be the most budget-friendly, yet versatile pieces of clothing. This year’s choices in tops are rather eclectic, including strappy camisoles, tailored shirts, vintage tees, and ruffled blouses. Ladies tunics have remained strong in the seasonal line-up, so anyone can keep up with the newest trends regardless of their taste or body shape.
Spring 2012 has ushered in a fascinating contrast of trends, from prim pastels and ruffles to abstract prints in saturated shades of indigo, poppy red, canary yellow and hyacinth blue. Since catwalk ensembles are not always wearable for the average woman, designers have also applied these new styles and textures to everyday wardrobe pieces like Ladies tops and tunics. Now that most women’s clothing stores are stocked with these diverse collections, one can find boxy menswear styles right next to ethereal pieces infused with the gauzy glamour of the 1920s. Nautical, preppy, or funky retro cuts are all fair game for the season, and one can echo any of these trends in her choice of tops.
Tunics are among the most popular wardrobe pieces for spring or fall since the weather is quite variable during these transitional seasons. This style is no longer limited to those stereotypical hippie tie-die numbers or frumpy, shapeless pullovers. The modern tunic is extremely versatile, and one can find these tops in a huge array of fabrics, cuts and styles. Tailored or form-fitting styles made from sumptuous fabrics like silk or cashmere create elegant silhouettes, while casual varieties in cotton and organic blends are perfect for that flowing, bohemian look. A sexy deep V-neck is perfect for a hot date or “girls’ night out”, and daytime styles flatter the figure with details like contrasting piping or lace trims. One can pair a tunic with a skirt, leggings, jeans or even shorts since these shirts can have any sleeve style or no sleeves at all. A tunic with an eye-catching graphic print or sparkling accents may make a statement on its own, while a plainer style provides the foundation for a funky belt, exotic jewelry and other bold accessories. Longer tunics may double as short dresses or swimsuit covers, while belted varieties can serve as light jackets on blustery days.