Celebrity fashion summer 2012 is a great place to look for your new season wardrobe inspiration. While you may not be able to recreate their looks exactly, you can always take pointers from well styled celebrity outfits. Pinpoint certain trends and then try to work these into your own summer outfits. Take inspiration from the following bits of celebrity fashion for summer 2012.
1 Alexa Chung
Pastels are still as popular as ever for this summer, and here Alexa Chung works a chic pastel blue shift dress. While not all of us can afford Chanel, we can don our baby blues and add embellishments to our outfits.
2 Chloe Moretz
Tangerine has been touted as the colour of 2012. Chloe Moretz works a ladylike take on the tangerine trend by donning a knee-length cocktail dress. This celebrity fashion summer 2012 look can easily be recreated, and don’t forget to finish the look off with neutral accessories!
3 Kate Bosworth
For a stylish night time look, I love this outfit that Kate Bosworth is wearing. The demure style of the dress is given some contemporary edge with a metallic waist panel and the fact that it’s made from leather. Try recreating this look with a similarly colour blocked monochrome dress and sleek accessories.
4 Solange Knowles
Florals are a summertime favourite, especially when it comes to celebrity fashion summer 2012. The floral suit was a favourite for fashionistas during the fall-winter season, so make it summer appropriate by swapping the floral trousers for a skirt. Stick to bold prints and team with minimal accessories.
5 Olivia Palermo
Mixing and matching prints is a tough game, but more power to you if you can pull off the look. Take inspiration from outfits like this one from Olivia Palermo, who manages to pair mixed print separates with leopard shoes and tortoiseshell sunglasses.
6 Taylor Swift
This printed dress that Taylor Swift is wearing is the perfect example of the must-have summer dress this season. It has a retro, lady-like cut and could be dressed up or down to suit a range of occasions. Personally, I think it would make the perfect dress for picnics in the park.
7 Brooklyn Decker
Bold colours and prints are where it’s at this summer. Model turned actor Brooklyn Decker gives this celebrity fashion summer 2012 look an athletic twist by teaming her outfit with glittery sneakers.
8 Frieda Pinto
If there’s one thing I learnt from the spring-summer catwalks it’s to be ready to bare the midriff this season. Frieda Pinto keeps the look ladylike with a high-waisted, full skirt.
9 Taylor Schilling
Wearing clothes with interesting textures is an easy way to update your summer outfit. Taylor Schilling cuts a sleek figure in this embroidered chiffon dress. Recreate this look on a budget by looking for clothes with raised embroidery or interesting woven textures.
10 Emma Stone
If you want to take a step back from colour this season, you can’t go wrong with a neutral dress and heels combination. Just take inspiration from this example of celebrity fashion for summer 2012. Emma stone looks fresh in a light dress and leather wedge heels.
11 Nicole Richie
Brighten up your mood in a yellow dress, like this one worn by Nicole Richie. Depending on what suits your skin tone best, you could opt for pale yellows or sunshine brights. Work a casual daytime look by teaming a yellow dress with a canvas tote and flat sandals.
12 Lauren Conrad
Maxi length skirts and dresses are still a stylish choice this summer. Take inspiration from Lauren Conrad’s look and work a sleek, sophisticated silhouette. For this celebrity fashion summer 2012 look, finish the outfit off with an oversized clutch and statement jewellery.
13 Diane Kruger
If there’s one pattern to rule them all this summer, it’s the polka dot. Take a cue from Diane Kruger and work this playful pattern into your wardrobe. A polka dot dress works a treat, but separates are also a great choice.
14 Miranda Kerr
When it comes to celebrity fashion for summer 2012, simple outfits may not be the first to come to mind. However, model Miranda Kerr proves that a basic white shirt can easily be dressed up with some blush pants, strappy heels, and a jewel coloured bag.
15 Eva Mendes
If you’re wearing a floral print this season, the bolder the better. Eva Mendes dons a striking red dress with an oversized floral print. When wearing bold prints, keep the rest of your outfit fairly basic. Also, add retro details such as cats eye sunglasses for a bit of extra glamour.
16 Rachel Bilson
The shift dress is easy to slip on when it comes to summer dressing. Take a cue from cutie Rachel Bilson and wear one in a printed design. Keep the look carefree with fresh barely-there makeup and relaxed hair.
17 Lea Michele
The little black dress may be a timeless wardrobe piece but if celebrity fashion summer 2012 is anything to go by, a LWD (little white dress) is what you need right now. It can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and is the perfect canvas for colourful accessories.
18 Nina Dobrev
Make like Nina Dobrev and break up a bold printed dress with a solid belt. This also helps accentuate your figure. This abstract printed dress would be ideal for wearing to a lunch date with the girls.
When it comes to celebrity fashion summer 2012, you don’t need to break the bank to recreate the usually designer looks. Simply take cues from things such as prints and colour trends to incorporate into your own outfits. Which of these celebrity looks do you like best?