Spring 2013 trends are a mixed bag. From ladylike ruffles to tomboy silhouettes, there’s something for everyone when it comes to spring fashion. A quick browse of the Spring 2013 designer collections will show that there are some very clear fashion trends for the season. You don’t have to wait until spring to wear these trends either. You can stay ahead in the style stakes by trying out some of the hottest spring 2013 trends right now.
1 Try Texture and Embellishments
When it comes to spring 2013 trends, texture and embellishment ruled the designer runways. There were bold floral embellishments at Chloe and Dries van Noten, and jewel details at Christopher Kane and Giles. Work this trend into your look right now with embellished accessories like a clutch and shoes, or buy clothes with beaded or textural elements.
2 Carry on in Cropped Jackets
While crop tops are not the most weather-appropriate choice of clothing right now, you can get on top of the cropped trend with a cropped jacket. Super short jackets were all over the Spring 2013 runways. Incorporate one into your outfit while the weather is cool, but make sure to wear plenty of warm layers underneath to compensate for the chill!
3 Dig out the Denim
This is one of the easier spring trends to pull off right now. Denim is pretty much a wardrobe staple, so getting your hands on something denim should be a breeze. It could be a denim jacket, skirt, or just a trusty pair of jeans. Channel spring’s breezy style of dressing by sticking to relaxed cuts. Check out the spring 2013 collections of Miu Miu, Chanel, and Balmain for inspiration on how to style your denim pieces.
4 Be Ready to Wear Ruffles
Move over peplum, the ladylike trend we’re obsessed with right now is ruffles! Seen on the runways of Givenchy, Chloe, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga, there’s no doubt that ruffle details will rule this spring. If you want to wear this trend now, however, keep an eye out for tops and dresses that have ruffled necklines.
5 Hit up High Shine Pieces
The metallic trend is not going to let up any time soon. Just look at the Spring 2013 collections of Alexander Wang, Derek Lam, DKNY, and Burberry if you want confirmation. Get on top of this trend by decking yourself out in metallic silver or shimmery iridescent accessories. Don’t limit your high shine pieces to evening wear, either – wear them with fuzzy knits and slouchy pieces during the day.
6 Make It Double Breasted
Another big trend to come from the Spring 2013 runways was double breasted tailoring. Anything double breasted is perfect for wearing in more formal situations or if you just want to embrace your inner power dresser. Add a double breasted blazer, vest, or dress to your wardrobe a la Hermès, Barbara Bui, and Givenchy.
7 Bring on Black and White
Want to keep it simple when it comes to pulling off spring trends? Then stick to a simple color palette of black and white when you’re putting together your outfits. A chic monochrome outfit will have you channelling the runways of Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, and Rachel Zoe.
8 Color Blocking 2.0
Color blocking seems to have fallen of the radar recently. However, it will soon come back with a vengeance if the Spring 2013 designer collections are anything to go by. Hermès, Christian Dior, Roland Mouret – these are just some of the designers who are embracing color blocking in a big way for spring. Try revolving your outfits around two complementary colours and anchor it with something black.
If you can’t wait until spring to wear these trends, get creative and try incorporating them into your outfits right now. It could be as simple as color coordinating your outfits or adding a statement accessory or two. What spring 2013 trends are you looking forward to?