Having spent the last few months researching and writing about Spring 2012 fashion trends, I was starting to think that I was ready for Fall fashion (darker color palettes, layers, and coats).  Until yesterday, I happened to come across a photo of the Painted Ladies (aka the Full House houses) in my beloved San Francisco and instantly was reminded of the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 show – ladylike silhouettes and whimsical color palette.

Instead of pushing Spring 2012 trends out of my mind, I decided to embrace the season that hasn’t yet begun and look at my favorite trends from another angle – comparing them to some very inspirational places.

Pastel Colors

Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 & The Painted Ladies of San Francisco


Giles Spring 2012 & The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

Photographic Prints and Patterns

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012 & The Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, Amsterdam


Chloe Spring 2012 & Greek Architecture

Color Blocking

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2012 & The Isla Mujeres, Mexico

*Photos via NY Fashion and Google Images