The Best of 2012

“WOW” is the only word I can use to describe the past few months. College took full swing this last semester and man was I a busy lady! Between 18 credits, 2 jobs and a sorority, life was a tad hectic and I sadly put Simply Audree Kate in the shadows; but never fear- I’m back (please hold the applause). I can’t wait for a fun new year with many posts, projects and DIYs; so stay tuned and follow my Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram

Since the year is winding down to an end I wanted to celebrate my favorite trends and fashion picks that became more popular in 2012. Hopefully most of these will keep on the runway in 2013.

Color:
Mint, Mustard, Tangerine, Nude, Military Green, Soft Pink, Nude

My new favorite is mustard! It can be classy and funky at the same time and adds a POP to any outfit

Fabric:
Sheer, Lace, Embellished

You can never go wrong with lace; its the epitome of feminine and romance

Print:
Floral, Stripes, Polka Dots

Pair a printed top with basic solid other items

Accessory:
Gold Jewelry, Watches, Clutch Purses, Infinity Scarves, Turban Headbands

I have a bad addiction to watches- 95% of the time I am wearing one of my many pieces of arm candy. My favorite is my rose gold Bestey Johnson!

Turban Headbands are sweeping the fashion nation. They are great for a bad hair day and are easy to make

Beauty: 
Nail Art, Bright Lipstick, Top/Sock Buns, Ombré hair

 

Bright red lipstick or colorful nails is an easy way to stand out in a crowd

Trends:
>Tops
Chambray



















demin on demin on demin and no one is complaining! Not gonna lie, I love jean shirts- they are effortlessly sexy and an easy go to. Wear a light chambray button up with dark skinny jeans, bright flats, chunky jewelry and a scarf.

Crop Tops













The 90’s crop top is back ladies and it is making all of us rethink last night’s dessert. But never fear, balance it out with highwaisted bottoms and a flowly coverup or a chunky necklace

Embellished Necklines and Shoulders

 

These tiny embellishments make any outfit a showstopper

Peplums

















Ladies, meet your new best friend. These shirts slim hips and accent your waist.

Cutouts

From cutouts on the back, side, front and sleeves, this trend made 2012 a little more holier

Chunky Sweaters



















Paired with leggings and you have met every college girl’s go to outfit (other than yoga pants of course). Its a perfect fall or winter trend so go a size bigger and get your comfy on

>Bottoms
Colored and Printed Skinny Jeans

 

I’m just getting into this trend and love it! I now officially own red, gold, corduroy green and lavender skinnies. My next purchase will be floral.. if I’m feely gutsy

High to Low and Maxi Skirts

 

High to Low hit the stores big time this year! They are quirky but work for all body types and show that inner diva in every girl.

High Waisted Jean Shorts












I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love this trend. I have stolen some of my mom’s hideous ‘mom shorts’ and cut & roughened them up to look straight from Urban Outfitters.

>Shoes
cap toes



















captoes add a little spunk; so keep the best foot forward and try a cap toe shoe

Booties



















Oh Mr. Jeffery Campbell.. you DA man! I am obsessed with these booties. They are great for date night, girl nights out or with that killer LBD

Combat boots



















If I could pick one shoe to live in the rest of my life it would be these bad boys. They make any outfit a little rock n roll with a touch of attitude

Studded Loafers

Why yes Steve Madden did it once again ladies and gents. Loafers are great for one but with STUDS?! can someone just pinch me?

Well this sums up some of my favorite from the past year. I can’t wait to see what the runway brings us for Spring and Summer but until then, keep updated for more posts and have a very blessed and Happy New Year!

XOXO Audree Kate

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