Resort 2012 Trends with NEW Blogger Ryan

 Hello everyone!  My name is Ryan I am a  founder of Sophie & Trey and 4th & Ocean.  I have loved reading all the blogs by Danielle and Kristin and can't wait to share.  I am addicted to following all the latest trends so I will work hard on keeping everyone up to date on the MUST HAVES of the season and together we will figure out easy ways to incorporate them into our everyday lives.  I love seeing how everyone expresses their style so please post pics!!

Before I let you in on some of my favorite resort trends of 2012 I wanted to know a little about how resort collections began and why this year we had the most designers ever showing their collection.  Resort wear, sometimes known as "cruise wear", was originally only marketed by upscale stores to only the most affluent customers who were expected to spend post-Christmas is warm climates.

Most recently designers such as Tori Burch, Lily Pulitzer and Tommy Bahama are viewing "resort wear" as a specialized year-round clothing style and fashion.  The style signifies relaxation, affluence and appreciation of nature.

Resort wear has significantly grown in popularity over recent years which is great news for us Floridians because we live in a holiday destination!

Here's a look at some of the most dominant themes to emerge during the biggest Resort season yet.

Left dress by Erdem and right dress by Gucci.

Both of these stunning dresses are available at
Strapless red dress is $38 and chiffon bell sleeved red dress is $29.99.

Left dress by designer Thakoon.  Right dress is $34.99 and can be found at Sophie & Trey.

Left dress by Alexander McQueen.  Right dress by Valentino
Loving these lace dresses on
Left shift dress is $42.99.  Right bell sleeved lace dress is $38.99.

Left dress is by Celine.  Right dress is by Reed Krakoff.
Both of these color blocking outfits can be found at Sophie & Trey.
Left dress is $58.  Right outfit includes pants for $22.99, 
jacket for $49.99 and top for $38.99

Left purse is by Emilio Pucci.  The right purse can be found at Sophie & Trey for only $45.