February 2012 is Fashion Week time in London and Paris, so expect heels, glamour, cutting edgy style, new trends, new lines and plenty of celebrities and whitened teeth.

But you can also expect more eco fashion pieces being introduced to the photographers, journalists and buyers.

Ethical clothing is one of the big things on the catwalks this month for Autumn 2012, so here is a recap of the Spring 2012 trends and how to work them into your wardrobe.

Colour blocking – this one can be confusing when faced with a rail full of bright colours, but you can make it work with existing pieces you already own – check out this short video by Kitty Cotten from Minneapolis, for a great tutorial.

ethical fashion, eco fashion 2012, spring trends 2012Bold prints – it’s going to be difficult to escape the riot of colours and busy prints in the shops this season.

Partly due to the Turkish fashion designer, Erdem, who was an early developer of this trend, and partly due to the relative ease of digital printing on fabric, modern prints will be everywhere this Spring.

Go orange – don’t let B & Q put you off.  Their trademark colour will be big this season and you’d be mad to miss it.

Whether you choose saffron, burnt orange, tangerine, or bright orange, if you’re looking for a simple way to be on trend this season, then here is your answer.

And this Camilla Norrback in seasonal rust is one of our favourite.

Pastel shades – if bright colours, strong patterns and bold prints aren’t your thing, then don’t despair.

The top designers have come up with some feminine and pastel pieces that will have you gliding around in comfort, reaching for the pearls.

eco living, eco fashion, spring fashion 2012Pink shorts suits – no-one will miss you in one of these.  They’re office-ready, comfortable, and look amazing, so when the weather starts to warm up again and the clocks spring forward, you may want to consider investing in one of these shorts suits.

Which is your favourite trend this season?  Tell us in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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