A/W 2012-13 Fashion Trends: Royalty Inspired

The first of four posts, over the next couple of weeks I’ll be focusing on the key womenswear fashion trends set to appear up and down the high street following yet another successful London Fashion Week.

Royalty Inspired

This week I’m talking about the trends that are inspired by the royal family. Since Kate and Will’s wedding, the royal family seems to have become more relevant in today’s society, and this has transferred into fashion.

Key Colours

The colour palette is very rich and regal. Think warm tones in burgundy and purple. For me, these are true a/w colours.

Key A/W 2012-13 Fashion Colours

Key A/W 2012-13 Colours by thecrownwings featuring lip makeup

Key Fabric

Following the royal trend, both velvet and fur played a large role on the catwalks.

Key A/W Fashion 2012-13 Fabrics

Key A/W 2012-13 Fabrics by thecrownwings featuring fur bags

Now onto the clothes. Luxurious layering is a huge trend, so layer up on trends, and tick all the royal trends at once. For all those magpies like me, intricate embellishments are big, so stock up on bibs and collars for subtle flashes, or invest in a trophy jacket for a bold statement. A-line skirts flatter all shapes. High-waisted versions cover hips and stomachs, whilst pleats will create curves. Capes also play a role this season. Look for caplets, coats and even cape details on dresses and tops to fit this trend in with your style.

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Post 1 – 1 by thecrownwings featuring wool coats


Top’s wise, necks are higher. Roll necks and conservative high necks are key to this look. If that’s not your thing, maybe a lower cut jumper go for one with fur enhanced shoulders.

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Post 1 – 02 by thecrownwings featuring vintage tops

As always the military trend pops up this year. Team it with country classics and gloves (particularly elbow gloves) and you’ll tick three royal inspired looks in one outfit.

A/W 2012 2013 Women's Fashion Trends

Post 1 – 03 by thecrownwings featuring long gloves

So that’s the royal inspired trends for this season. Personally, these are some of my favorite and so versatile.

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Thanks for reading,