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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Pastel denim? Day-Glo dresses? Blogging spring 2012 fashion trends

Meet the guest blogger behind Wardrobe Oxygen. (WardrobeOxygen.com)
In which Alison Gary, the mastermind behind Wardrobe Oxygen, guest blogs her fashion picks for spring with a little help from mix-and-match site Polyvore:

The ’80s and ’90s are alive this spring, and for my fellow women who lived through this decade, you may feel as though you’re having a flashback. What’s next, mall bangs and charm necklaces? Fear not, while trends that were hot then are back now, they have returned in a very wearable manner. Here’s some tips on how to wear some of these blast-from-the-past fashion trends without repeating history.

Pastel Denim Trend

Pastel Denim

I can still remember the issue of Teen Magazine that featured pastel denim – pages of young girls in sherbet-colored skinny jeans with matching oversized jackets and puffy hi-top sneakers. I begged my mother mercilessly until she caved and got me a pair of powder-pink jeans and a matching Henley.

Pastel denim has returned, but in a far more refined and sophisticated manner. Instead of wearing one color from head to toe (or a pastel Texas Tuxedo), it is a wonderful alternative to chinos, cropped pants, and winter’s brighter-colored jeggings. Pair with a white blazer and tan heeled sandals for a modern alternative to the Casual Friday look; freshen up a striped tee or simple knit tank for weekends.

>>> For thoughts on other trends — hint: neons and florals — visit Wardrobe Oxygen.

Tell us: What is your favorite trend for Spring 2012? What blast-from-the-past trend are you planning to adopt this season?

By Alison Gary  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/23/2012

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