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

spring summer womenswear fashion trends

SS Trends #2a by thecrownwings featuring satchel handbags

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

SS 13 #2b by thecrownwings featuring a red one piece swimsuit

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

SS 13 #2c by thecrownwings featuring a pinafore dress

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

SS 13 #2d by thecrownwings featuring a dip dye shirt

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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