Post-Sales Styles

If you’re finding yourself gifted with some Christmas money and Father Christmas didn’t quite deliver then be sure to invest your pennies wisely in 2012’s hottest trends. There’s nothing more satisfying than being able to say you were one of the first to own or wear something. So read on to ensure you’re the first to grab these fresh new looks once the January sales are over.


The first upcoming trend is jewelled tones. Think peacock feather colours mingled into your accessories and you’ll have the right idea.  Check out this striking emerald coloured necklace which oozes Hollywood glamour. Or if you’ve got a winter wedding to attend why not channel the jewel colouring into your outfit with this emerald green headband? Both are avaliable from


This cute House of Harlow at necklace blends jewelled tones and would brighten up any dull January outfit. Snap it up at


Rock n Rose Necklace

Rock n Rose Headband

House of Harlow Necklace











The next 2012 trend is for the brave and the bold, good news Minnie Mouse fans, its polka dot! This trend already crept into 2011 as seen on Fearne Cotton and Kirsten Dunst in this gorgeous simple cut Topshop dress. Polka dots are making the biggest impression on hemlines just above or below the knee. Check out this chic spotted pencil skirt, perfect to brighten up the back to work January blues. Or try teaming it with a bandana for a cute pin-up girl look.


If you’re missing your summer maxi, why not invest in this full length black and white polka dot dress from Miss Selfridge? Its toned downed colours make it winter-acceptable, yet its cut out shapes give it a daring edge. Not forgetting those all important polka dots!


Topshop spotted skirtTopshop polka dot dress

Miss Selfrige spotted maxi














The next 2012 must-have is…….wait for it… the fold-over clutch bag. This trend has been seen in snakeskin (read on to find out why that’s so important) in Donna Karan’s Spring 2012 collection so however you style it, the fold-over clutch is perfectly couture glamour. Check out these beautiful examples, from Mulberry and Clare Vivier.


Clare Vivier foldover clutch

Mulberry fold over clutch





The next upcoming style is the ever so subtly hinted at, snakeskin. 2011 saw an influx of all varieties of animal prints and while leopard print is set to remain as the main print, its snakeskin that’s slithered its way into many of 2012’s collections. Don’t feel like you have to undergo a moral dilemma for this trend as the majority of styles are simply snakeskin prints, not actual snakeskin.


These cute ballet pumps from Lanvin are both comfy and couture. However if you’re bank account is feeling a bit worn out from christmas and you need to scale down the price (see what I did there?), then these equally lovely ballet pumps from Topshop are only £18. Wear snakeskin with blacks and toned down accessories for maximum impact.


And there concludes the fashion forecast. I wish you a happy and perfectly styled new year!


Lanvin pumps

Topshop pumps