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SUMO Trendspotter: Spring 2012's Hottest Looks

Ah, it's officially the beautiful spring season and the weather pretty perfect. With the change of the season, what do us girls want to do? Shop, of course! Take a look at the hottest new spring trends that you must-have in your closet.

1.Colored Skinny's

I've been itching for a pair of red skinnys, but never broke down to actually buy them. So, I’m not surprised that red skinnys, along with the other colors of the rainbow are HOT this season. Teals, yellows, pinks and you other eye-popping hues are what you need! Be bold and snag a pair, you know you want to. Perfect for a date night, sexy but not sleazy.

2. Orange


YES, as a UT student, I absolutely LOVE this trend. I can "HOOK 'EM HORNS" decked out in my burnt orange threads and still be stylish as ever. So maybe you can't go to White House Black Market, but think of all the possibilities in orange-swimsuits, dresses, to-die-for wedges, skinnys (see no. 1), bomb accessories, and a girl's best friend, make-up!

3. Color Blocking


Oh, yes, it's back and it's everywhere, but the great thing about color blocking is it's so unique and easy to stand out. From the runway to the sidewalk, it's easy to take this high-fashion trend on your low, college student budget (unless daddy's buying these babies). BUT, beware of overdoing it, stay with about three colors, after that it's just plain confusing. Carry on my color blocking fiends!

4. Peplum

I just taught you a new word-peplum, P-E-P-L-U-M, which means flared at the waist. Ladies, if want that Coke bottle shape, peplum clothing should be your very best friend. Peplum dresses are fitted in the bodice, flare at the waist, and then fitted again from the waist down. They are perfect for extravaganzas or those scholarship banquets since they are classy and effortlessly chic. Bonus: perfect for all body types.

5. Tribal Prints

Top designers take a walk on the wild side and implement the luxuries of African safari in their spring collections. With animal prints and geometric shapes, this trend is fit for all that daring with bold attitudes. This trend is full of audacious prints that can easily be paired with solids to stand out more. Rock rompers and dresses for an outing with the girls or just because.


Check out even more spring trends here and have fun rocking those new looks!


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