Spring 2013 is fast approaching, and as per usual we to be one step ahead of the trends.
What looks will be big next year and what is so 2012? Well, the fashion runways were brimming with amazing themes and designs when they unveiled their spring-summer 2013 collections last year and I guess it’s high time they were revisited.
So, with that in mind, here are my top five fashion trends for next season.
From Marc Jacobs to Mary Katrantzou, the catwalks were brimming with bold prints, each competing for the limelight.
It wasn’t uncommon either to see models wearing more than four different graphic patterns at once. A little cluttered you might think? But it worked surprisingly well.
Personally, I wouldn’t pick more than two contrasting prints, that way you can accessorise with bold yet simple jewellery.
I can just imagine wearing a geometric print blouse with a clashing patterned bag and cream skinny jeans. Then to tie the whole look together, this stunning cream enamel necklace is perfect, with its chunky style and gold metal finish bringing some sophistication into my outfit.
Glossy and glamorous
Every girl wants to shine on the runway, but with the trend for all things glossy, models really did at the fashion shows for spring 2013.
This was evident with the Burberry, Christian Dior and Diane von Furstenburg collections, which each featured their own selections of magical metallics and super shiny skirts and dresses.
With one statement piece of shiny clothing, you’ll need some glossy earrings to match.
Why not work in a pair of silver or gold stud earrings to really make your outfit pop?
There’s nothing teenage about the trend for fluorescent shades about to hit the shops in 2013.
No, in fact it’s really quite grown up, with accents of neon helping to brighten up otherwise neutral colour schemes.
House of Holland and Antonio Berardi did it well, with punchy pink or loud lemon yellow skirts, trousers or jackets worn against a blush sheer blouse or cream skirt.
Separates highlight the contradictions in colour choices, but for the more daring among us you could wear a number of fluorescent hues together.
Remember to keep it looking modern with slick tailoring and sheer elements, as this isn’t an exercise in 80s power dressing.
Nostalgia is always a big theme in fashion and the time has come to revisit the 90s!
OK, so we did this a bit towards the end of 2012, but 2013 will really see this decade jump back into the limelight.
Balmain and Ashish really milked this period in their runway shoes, which featured baggy jeans, high-waisted trousers and slip dresses.
This is the decade that brought us grunge remember, and so it’s great for both daytime and evening dressing.
During the day, cropped tops and high-waisted baggy jeans are perfect, especially with a denim jacket, platform shoes and even a headscarf if you can handle one.
Fastforward to the evening and it’s all about mini shift dresses and bodycon midis.
Accessorise with some dark red or chocolate brown lipstick and a choker and you’re a bonafide 90s chick in the making.
To complete your 90s nostalgia look, I totally recommend wearing this gorgeous chunky silver metal choker.
All white on the night
One colour which stood out for all the right reasons and really reflects the brightness and clarity of spring was white.
As seen at the Victoria Beckham, Jil Sander, Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung shows, this shade has always been a spring-summer staple
It’s easy to see why as it really helps wearers to make a statement, as well as feeling fresh and light.
The trick to capturing this look just right is to layer on a range of different silhouettes for a loose-fit ethereal look, or opt for crisp white separates for a more structured look
White looks at its most sophisticated when worn alone, so I’d probably try some accessories from Rue B’s Pearl Glamour collection rather than trying to introduce other colours into the mix.