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Summer fashion trends for 2012

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Summer is officially here and it’s time to take a look at the hot trends grazing the fairways this season. The pros are shedding their winter garb and painting every Tour stop red … and pink and purple and yellow and green and … you get the point.

Pretty in plum

Pretty in plum

Purples and plums are a way to break from the more traditional hues while maintaining a sophisticated look. Fredrik Jacobson, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell all wear this subdued shade of purple well and we should expect to see more of it on the links this summer.

Bright lights

Summer 2012 Fashion Trends

Bright colors are making a splash on the scene this season. From Rory McIlroy's fire orange stripes to the other Rory's mean green trousers and Padraig Harrington's firecracker fuschia, this is one trend that keeps heating up. In the age of customization and personal branding, expect to see more and more players wearing bold colors and bright tones, looking to make a statement with their clubs and their wardrobes.

The fine print

Fashion trends summer 2012

While some pull off prints better than others, the golfers have spoken and plaid and argyle aren't going anywhere. From top to bottom, look for a tad of plaid in the fairways this summer.

Back to basics

Fashion trends summer 2012

Solid, neutral colors will never go out of style and everyone from Tiger Woods to Martin Kaymer and even wild (wardrobe) child Rickie Fowler knows when it's appropriate to tone it down. Whether they're wearing all black, gray or white or a combination of those three colors, it's the ultimate statement to go clean and crisp.