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It wouldn't be summer without the customary bold print we have got used to seeing on the runway and highstreet edit, and if it's not broken, don't fix it.

Nothing connotes summer like a bright injection of colour and heavy print pattern to lift our mood and get us excited for all things heat wave. Among those featured on the catwalk over the past week wereanimal prints, 70s (carpet) patterns, psychedelic numbers and of course the obligatory floral.

They will be seen on everything from skirts to jumpsuits to jackets and scarves, so don't go throwing anything away from this year just yet.

Although peplums have been making a name for themselves for a few seasons now, they will not be going anywhere next year either. The petite, cute, ultra feminine trend suits curves or thin figures and will be spotted on everything from the traditional pencil skirt to the summer mini and midi.

Not only will shapes vary, but we also predict a rainbow of colour heading out way too. Out favourites from NYFW were the pastel pinks and mellow yellows of Jason Wu and Preen respectively.

Mesh knits are great for light layers and to show of a little skin. If you have any loose knit weaves from a/w lying around, they may prove useful for early transseasonal fashion next year.

The high-to-low fountain shaped dress. We all know that different/interestingly shaped lengths can be very fashionable as we have learnt from the midi skirt. S/S brings with it the great multi lengthed skirt or dress in different styles/shapes and colours. A great way to show off a little leg without having to show off too much flesh - this may just be a new office outfit. A definite FemaleFirst favourite from the new NYFW trends.

Whether it's neat, messy, styled, natural the centre parting will be one of the showing stopping hair trends for the s/s season 2012, so be prepared to get those roots in shape and grow out those fringes and side partings early next year.

Coloured hair is nothing new but we still love it as much as ever. You cannot find a better do to reflect the happy, hot summer weather than with a bit of Katy Perry Pink or Nicki Minaj blue in your locks. We're looking forward to seeing the next wave of celebritites that make the multicoloured plunge.

The LWD was a phenomenon this year, yet again, white has made a big impact on the runway in NYFW 2011. With it's lightweight, summery qualities and undoubted class, this is a winning outfit for anything from a casual stoll in the park next summer to the perfect holiday outfit. It still remains one of the best outfits to glam up however you like to suit your style. With a flick of the hair and a sweep of the red lipstick it can be transformed from a casual day look to a party look in seconds.

Tribal and Sportswear looks have made a name for themselves on the catwalk last week. The sports-themed, relaxed look impressed us with its versatility to be worn from day to evening. Trousers and tops teamed together to look cool and stylish made the front row grab for their pad and pen to start scribbling praise. The tribal, african trend will be, no doubt, big next year, with many people favouring the look to channel their inner wild cat on their next holiday!

Pastels are very much reflected in the mellow nature of some of the trends for next year. Not all outfits were concerned with showing as much flesh as possible as earlier in the week we saw draping and slashing of loose fitted material. With one of the key themes being relaxed with an overtone of feminimity across the week, the pastel shades will be a pleasant contrast to the bold prints mentioned ealier in the NYFW trend report.

FemaleFirst Jenna Fordie

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