Editors picks: style predictions for 2012

From tangerine dreams to ladylike silhouettes, here are our style predictions for 2012!


“Following the incredible popularity of Missoni for Target, Versace for H&M, and Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s, look for more high end designers to launch accessible masstige collections.”

– Jennifer Davidson, cofounder and managing editor

“Seeing even more metallic (if that is possible) incorporated into our everyday dressing, along with tangerine and orange shades – one of my favorite hues. We will also see the return of the military trend.”

– Beth Herbst, cofounder and style editor

“I think neon will still be popular, as well as full skirts, lots of high-low hems, layered looks, leather-trimmed pieces, cross-body bags, and espadrille shoes.”

– Anna Rice, StyleBakeryTeen fashion and beauty editor

“We’re going to see a lot more women in dresses and smart tailored pieces. I am absolutely certain that women are embracing their femininity for themselves first. Feeling good about yourself is a trend that will never go out of style. We can thank beauties like JLo, Scarlett Johansson, and Beyonce for the curve confidence boosters!”

– Daisy Lewellyn, style contributor and “queen of effortless chic”

“2011 saw a burst of lines aimed at giving back, think TOM’S shoes and sunglasses lines, I think 2012 will bring us more style with a philanthropic message attached. I like fashion and I like being able to support a cause when I support a designer.”

– Bronwyn Berger-Hughes, beauty contributor

“Definitely more brights (orange and yellows especially) and color blocking to come. I also think we’ll see a lot more mixing and matching, which I’m all for.”

– Elizabeth Mitchell, StyleBakeryTeen star style editor

“I think–or at least I hope!–women are going to take even more risks in the year to come. It seems like celebrities are finally stepping outside the box on the red carpet, and I can only hope that trickles down to the rest of us.”

– Jamie Allison Sanders, beauty editor

“I predict that wide leg pants and jeans will become the norm and finally replace the skinny jean look that everyone is getting sick of!”

– Haley Hogan, StyleBakeryTeen gossip editor

“More haute designers collaborating with retail giants and brands outside their target audience, feminine florals will be back big and bold, the camo print is back in style in pastel colors and the color orange will be the ‘it’ color for the season.”

– Christine Fox, StyleBakeryMom style editor

“Ladylike to futuristic to sporty, it seems like the one common thread in all of 2012’s forecasted trends is the color story, but it’s going to be totally unlike 2011. This year’s bold colorblocking will give way to an even bolder trend of pattern mixing. The skintone neutrals of this year will morph into candy-like pastels. And, if you count precious metals as a trend, I think gold is it for 2012.”

– Courtney Strimel, StyleBakeryMom style editor

“Pantone predicts that tangerine is the color of the moment for Spring 2012, so I’m on the hunt for a tangerine something. Color blocking will make a return appearance in the coming months, too. And this Fall we saw lots of peplum accents on dresses, skirts and suits and I predict this look will carry over into the New Year.”

– Stacy Cox, TV expert and style contributor

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