How to pull off the latest trends

By on February 3, 2013

We are coming up to a new season – Spring & Summer 2013. It’s time to start looking at how you can update your closet to be able to pull off the new designer trends that are hitting the catwalks and our local stores. You may think you have plenty of time; it is only February after all. However, before you know it, it will be May/June and you won’t be at all prepared for the up and coming new season.

There appears to be two very different styles hitting our catwalks this year – there is the pretty and feminine selection, as shown by favorites Oscar De La Renta. Then you have the fierce and fiery, almost bondage-style selection, offered by fashion moguls Givenchy. This means that when you think about it; there are two very different looks that you can use to update your wardrobe, and both of them can be intertwined cleverly to make you the very cutting edge of fashion.

There were, of course, plenty of other looks in the Spring & Summer 2013 fashion shows, and perhaps you can take a hint from some of the biggest houses of design to create a cutting-edge closet for a fraction of the price.



For those girls that simply couldn’t bare all in almost-there booty-shorts, good news has finally come. The Bermuda short is now very much in fashion, as shown by New York Fashion Week. DKNY is just one example of the fabulous ways that you wear these somewhat crazy-styled shorts – even denim Bermuda shorts teamed with a plain white collared shirt could make you look like a label queen even if you aren’t one!



To go with your Bermuda style shorts, you are going to need low heels and flats. Killer heels seem to be out for the next couple of seasons, which is good for those that weren’t a big fan of being uber-high, and with cute yet sexy 90’s style heels coming back around, it might be worth hunting through a few of your 90’s throw-backs to see what you can recycle for the next few months. Another good point about these heels is that it means you can finally bring your slouchy boyfriend jeans back out – skinny jeans are not quite so “in” for the coming spring and summer. It’s too hot for them anyway!



Tennis and sports style dresses are back in for Spring & Summer 2013 which really does prove the fashions have a funny way or circling around – these are exactly the type of dresses that you would have been wearing in the early part of the 1990’s. Victoria Beckham was just one of the favored designers that created a beautiful selection of sporty style dresses, as did DKNY. It must be true!

Suits…. With shorts

As well as Bermuda shorts, short-suit sets are back in for this year. Michael Kors was just one of the backing designers of this look, finally bringing in the vertical stripes (YAY!) that we have all been dreaming of for so long! Horizontal stripes make you look bigger than what you are so hopefully this seasons vertical counterparts will be more flattering for all of us!



As we have mentioned, the badass rock-chick side is coming back around, which instantly means that leather is in. Leather garments are a staple item that everyone should have in their closet and if you are not brave enough to wear a leather dress or pants, opt for a dress or skirt with leather panels instead – you will fulfill your rock chick needs while still managing to move around without squeaking like a three-piece sofa set in the very hottest months of summer!

So there you have it – the ultimate necessities for Spring & Summer 2013 – you need vertical stripes, leather paneled dresses and skirts, Bermuda shorts and lower heels. This sure does mean that it’s going to be a good year!

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