AW12 Trend Alert: Animal, Studs + Red

Thursday, 19 July 2012

by Adele
Zara Printed Medium Heel £49.99
 While many people are shopping the sales right now, I'm looking ahead to AW12. I think it stems from when I worked in the Fashion Retail industry, I was always having to plan seasons ahead. As I don't like sales, I guess I do this when I'm shopping.

So let's talk about emerging trends...the 3 I want to cover in today's post aren't new by any stretch, but they're already out there in new AW12 collections that are hitting down.

Animal Print

We're no strangers to animal print - it's a print I personally love, as long as it's worn tastefully. For AW12, animal print is set to become a wardrobe staple. Designs are richer, bolder, with the use of more hair. Click here to see the latest designer styles defining the trend.

 When I saw the Zara printed heels in the above photo, I just fell in love with them & ordered them instantly, knowing that they will work well with clothing I already have.

 Studs came into their own last AW11, with designer brands such as Valentino inspiring us to add metalwear to our outfits & shoes. The trend continued into SS12 & I'm delighted to say that early indications from both designer & high street ranges is that it is going to be even more prominent in AW12.

Zara Studded Shopper £59.99
My first studded purchase of AW12 is this gorgeous studded shopper - doesn't it go well with my studded leather gloves from last season!

Colour: Red Alert!
Out of all the colours & nudes that are going to be around for AW12, red is already emerging as key. Different from last A/W 's berry tones, it's more of a richer, true bright red. Wear it with pride! It's definitely a colour I will be buying into as it suits my skin tone & blonde hair.
Click here to see which designers are already seeing red!

Will you be buying into these trends for AW12?

I'm in Norfolk for a short break until Monday. It's Hugo's first time to the beach, so I'm sure he'll be really excited!
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51 Lovely Comments:

lorenabr said...

Love the heels :) They are wonderful!

Jeans and a Teacup said... the heels! I've just started getting into animal prints so I'm glad its a trend right now!

Caitlin C. said...

Those shoes and that bag - simply beautiful. I love Zara!

M.E said...

I love the leopard and studs trends!!! I'm like you when it comes to the sales although I do go and look out for things, it's rare that I find something I like and when I do most of the time my size is gone! ;)

Rachel Tindall said...

I am obsessed with studs and those heels are super cute!

A Bit of Sass said...

Those Zara heels are fabulous!

Tammy Lau said...

OMG..I see stud everywhere, shoes, handbag, clothes and even sunglasses!!! Must have item. Love the shoes too;)



Lotus Blossom Design said...

I love these trends and Y E S I'll be wearing them! Do we all have a shopping "problem"?

Ava Tallulah said...

Zara is so fantastic, I love all of these items. They'll carry you through all the seasons. Those little studded clothes are to-die-for.

Ava Tallulah
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Miss K said...

Great finds! Thanks for giving an insight into the latest upcoming trends. Enjoy your time away.

by Becky said...

The bag is fabulous! I have to carry a big bag for work, and that looks perfect. I too dislike the sales, too crowded and the clothes end up damaged after being chucked about by over zealous shoppers. Since our summer has been so poor, I think it's time I shop ahead too! xxx

Styleclouds said...

Love your finds! I have been eyeing these heels as well but I just cannot buy A/W items before vacation...especially since the weather is so bad that I haven't even worn all my summer outfits until now. But I am looking forward to all the new beautiful things when I come back in August. Enjoy the beach! Have a lovely day hun! xo, Christina

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Sabrina T. said...

wow I love that bag and gloves!addiction to studs:)

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Laura said...

I'm already tempted by the autumn/winter collections too!

Love your bag :) xo

Olga Choi said...

amazing heels~! Love them a lot~!
Thank you for your lovely comment in my blog,
I found a lot of inspiring outfits and posts here in your blog also,
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Keit said...

Very cool blog dear, thank you for the comment, following you :)

fluff and fripperies said...

Great buys Adele - I love the trend for studs!

Emma xo

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

great news! I am very well equipped then!

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amayaT. said...

Adoro los zapatos! :)

Besiitos desde amayaT.!

Nina Josephine said...

Great pics.

YeamieWaffles said...

Those heels are absolute killers Adele, just wow! Awesome photos, these heels are such a great buy.

Lubna said...

Seriously in love with those studded gloves x

Lubna | ELLE VOX

dimitri said...

Love your finds. Everything is so pretty.
Love your bag and shoes. Perfect accessories.
Have a lovely day.

Lilli said...

the shoes are very cool! great finds Adele!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

OMG Adele! i need those heels in my life NOW! they are gorgeous!


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Juju said...

I love your new purchases: I noticed Zara shoes last week and my mum felt in love with them
are they comfortable? In case I know what I could gift her for her birthday

die edelfabrik said...

Thats so cool!!!!!!! Keep on rocking :)!!

Greets from the EDELFABRIK Chrissie

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing!! Love the heels!


Debby Steele said...

Those heels are adorable. I'm so bummed my local Zara closed. :(

Dana said...

Studs, red and leather? I'm in!!
Actually wearing leopard on my current post and just bought an amazing pair of red pumps yesterday!
Love your Zara shoes! Wear them in good health my dear!
I still have Zara leopard shoes from years ago and they are still holding out great!
Enjoy your time off.


TheTinyHeart said...

Your Zara heels are really gorgeous! Red isn't my favorite color but I do like the stud trend!

Hope Hugo has a great time at the beach :)

The Tiny Heart

Mitha Komala said...

i am so in love with those studded bag and leopard stiletto, so rad =) xx

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Amelia - Ugly Duckling said...

Doesn't Zara just rock! How is it always so good?!

I love leopard and studs, have plenty in my wardrobe from last season and a few red pieces too. Got some bright red hunters on their way to me at the moment too so looks like I'm all set for AW!

Not that this will stop me buying more, haha!

Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

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Charlotte said...

The heels are soo awesome! And I like the gloves too :) x

Debora Ribeiro said...

Beautiful shpping. I ove al thing.

Johanna said...

Great finds, I was just today looking at inspiration pictures of the Fall/Winter fashion, and it looks like there's so many fabulous things in stores these weeks! Like the ones you've shown here :) xoxo ♥

Irene° said...

such a cool pair of shoes, love!!

Frontrow said...

Woehoe. great find. The heels are amazing and that bag is to die for!


Lots of love; Pauline

Pop Champagne said...

those shoes are so cute, love the colors and the leopard print!

letizia said...

love the studded bag! can't believe I didnt find it when I went to Zara last week I would have bought it too!


Allie said...

Those Zara shoes are AMAZING!! Thanks for the kind words on my blog, Def. following!



Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Those heels are spectacular and I NEED that bag. I don't see it on the US site yet, but I am going to be stalking!!! I love anything with studs on it.


Laura said...


TheUrbanUmbrella said...

oh my god, amazing shoes and bag - they are GORGEOUS!
If you have a free moment I would so appreciate if you could check out my new post!

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Bruna Araújo said...

Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

Psycho Cat said...

Gorgeous shoes!!!

The Pink Flamingo said...

I like the heels!!

Clara Turbay said...

I find on your blog basic ideas and well achieved.

Bravoe Runway said...

I am loving the heels! Our Zara in Chicago is STILL trying to clear out their Spring/Summer inventory. Pre-Fall pieces have started to arrive though.

Leticia said...

love the heels!!

RS said...

Animal prints + studd + leather = YES always !


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