05/02/2012 02:43 EDT | Updated 08/31/2012 04:42 EDT

Summer Fashion 2012 Trends: What You Need From A To Z (PHOTOS)


Students, get your pens and notebooks ready, it's time to go back to school. Style school, that is.

Spring 2012 fashion trends were all about colour. Bright orange pants, cobalt patterned wedges and stripes of neon that could make anyone feel like they were in 90's music videos. And as we near even warmer weather (summer!), The Huffington Post Style team has pulled together the ultimate summer 2012 wardrobe guide. This A to Z listing isn't just about the sunglasses and sun hats you should wear -- summer is about being comfortable in your own skin and having fun.

We forecast more eco-fashion clothing collections, the triumph of the high-low skirt and dress and the dominance of retro jewellery pieces like earrings and watches. Colour is still on the radar. If spring was about oranges and pinks, summer is about adding yellows and blues into the mix.

Ready to take notes? Here are your fashion must-haves for summer.

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