Sweet, sweet Spring 2012!

I can’t wait! Candy colored, flowy blouses; longer length, asymmetrical skirts; colored denim, and so much more to feast your eyes upon. This month, let’s look at two of the new trends, and come back for more goodies in February.

Blouse: A woman's loose upper garment resembling a shirt.

Let’s talk blouses! They will be full throttle for Spring and Summer. Sheer, flowy, asymmetrical, and candy colored. Many of the blouses will have pockets and cut out shoulders and backs. (Not your grandmother’s blouse.)

The return of the blouse! It’s been a while; overdue for a visit to the fashion palette. All sizes and shapes of women can wear a blouse. Meant to be worn loose, untucked, and often layered with a lacey undergarment, comfy contrasting tank top, or a simple, colorful boob sock.

Colored Jeans: Trousers made from denim or other materials such as corduroy.

Jeans are now a very popular form of casual dress around the world, and have been so for decades. They come in many styles and colors; however, "blue jeans" are particularly identified with American culture, especially the American Old West.

Spring 2012 has taken the “American Old West” and turned it soft and feminine. We will see denim in soft shades of pink, peach and turquoise. White denim will make a return, and so will the old style cutoffs.

Now, time to head off to Los Angeles Fashion District and do some buying for the stores. If you are wanting anything specific in your closet this Spring, feel free to email me at [email protected], our buying team will do our best to find that item for you.

Watch the new arrivals trickle in over the next few weeks at www.frakas.ca or at “Frakas Boutique” on Facebook.

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About the Author

Colleen Becker is the owner /operator of FRAKAS, Shops for Women Inc. Frakas, has three locations, one of which is in the Mission in Kelowna. Colleen's expertise is in buying, with regular trips to the world's fashion meccas.

The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet does not warrant the contents.

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