Hi Guys! It's Friday! :) Make sure you make it as light and quite as possible ;) There is no better way to enter the Weekend than being already relaxed and ready for it!
On that 'quiet' day I want to talk trends a little. I don't consider trends something that we should blindly follow, but more like something we can get inspiration from and take the ones that suit us, or even mix them in different ways. A few years back checking out trends wasn't so much fun or even that necessary, as you could see them everywhere. The trends were strong, but they didn't vary too much, therefore they became boring. You could see everyone in similar kinds of clothes and there was not much room for freedom. Luckily, in the last few seasons this has changed drastically. Now the fashion shows are full of endless styles, colours and collections. That's what SS13 will be all about. Spring-Summer 2013 trends are definitely a triumph of freedom. There are so many fantastic inspirations that everyone will find something for themselves. What's handy is that we seem to go back to some of the themes and colours from the previous seasons, so we will definitely get use of the clothes from the last few years :)
Since SS13 is full of different inspirations I will show you a few of my favourites.
Black and White - you probably have noticed in the shops there are many many B&W options. This combo is great for everyone. You can mix it with a 'manly' trend and wear button upped shirts and pants, or pencil skirts. You can go for stripes and dots, and what's great about it is that absolutely everyone will find something in their closet in these colours ;) It's a good combo for people that don't feel good in colourful outfits but, at the same time, like to be trendy, but also for those crazier ones who can go for black and white leather combos :)
Colour blocking - there will be no single ‘main colour’ this season. The variety will be endless. Pastels, neons are making their come backs, yellow will be big this spring, silver, emerald green, in fact all shades of green will be very popular, also many shades of blue, red, pink, orange, raspberry. So pretty much whatever you have in your closet will be 'in' ;)
If you are someone who likes the classier look, you will be delighted to hear that strait cuts, and simple ensembles, in one colour pallets will be an absolute hit this season. Go white on white, or cream and you will look great and very trendy ;)
|Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders, BCBG Max Azria, Cushnie et Ochs, Helmut Lang, Rang and Bone, Richard Chai Love, Theyskens’ Theory and Zero + Maria Cornejo|
For the braver ones among us there will be a variety of shapes and patterns. We have puffy sleeves, asymmetrical tops, midi skirts, oversized coats and jackets and flowers. Fashion also takes aspects from interior design, so don't be surprised when you see the patterns from mosaic tiles on someone's dress :) Animal prints seem to be making a come back, check, and many, many geometrical patterns.
When it comes to textures, leather will still play a big part, along with denim, lace, tweed and loads and loads of silver shiny textures.
There will also be a wide variety of styles to inspire you:
A la Boyfriend - one of my favourites :) boyfriend jeans, oversized simple sweaters, hoodies and t-shirts
Suited up - suit pants, jackets, straight cut shirts, waistcoats and pencil skirts
Hippie - floral tops, lace, maxi skirts, loose chiffon shirts and dresses
Boho - big hats, midi chiffon skirts, booties and fur vests
50's, 60's, 70's - tweeds, trapezoid shaped skirts and dresses, hair bands and chunky heels
Sporty chic – another of my favourite trends. I love hoodies, and I love mixing sporty clothes with those that are slightly more elegant. If you love your sweats, now you can get more shapely ones, so you stay comfortable but you don't have to stick to ‘around the house’ or the gym only ;)
You can mix the styles and textures, patterns and colours and there is no going wrong here, as long as you do it with your own style and taste. Just remember - don't dress up as someone else, mix and match whatever you like and if you stay true to yourself I can guarantee you that you will rock whatever you wear! :)
Happy Friday Lovely people! :)