Friday, 15 February 2013

SS '13 Fashion Trends in 13 - #2

This is the second installment of my Spring Summer 2013 fashion trends summary series. I've narrowed down the mountains of trends and micro-trends to 13 key looks (for 2013 ;) ), with this post dealing with #5 to #8.

Bold

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A lovely contrast to candy, bold colors have played heavily in a lot of campaigns perfect for showing off a tan. I personally love this look because it is so versatile and everyone can have a go. Go full on head-to-toe, choose one piece, just accessories, or even simply adding a pop of color to your makeup and nails. This will fit in with anyone's personal style.

Sports Luxe

spring summer womenswear fashion trends


Finger's crossed you invested in the sport's luxe trend last year, because, like most trends, this is returning. Think loose-fitting pants with elasticated cuffs paired with heels, and body-con with a bomber jacket over and high-tops and you'll be following the right lines. Racer back items are particularly good at nodding subtly at the trend. Accessories wise, mesh detailing and contrasting piping are key. I recommend looking to brands like Nike for luxe basics, especially in their lounge range and designer collaborations, and New Look has some amazing heeled high tops.

Dungarees & Pinafores

spring summer womenswear fashion trends


If you've followed me for a while you will know I have a complete girl crush on Alexa Chung and her sense of style. Therefore, I jumped for joy when I found out dungarees and pinafores were actually 'cool' to be seen in. I know a lot of people aren't too keen, but I really think this is down to how you style them. Clever combinations of accessories and being smart when it comes to the style of pinafore/dungarees you choose will make the biggest difference.

Grunge

spring summer womenswear fashion trends


Lastly, the grunge look is back with a vengeance. Be prepared to embrace it, especially at festivals, with oversized band tee's and beanies hats. I'd look at Red Rocks (ASOS marketplace), for amazing unique denim pieces.
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