SS13 Key Trends

I had every intention of having another outfit post up today, but life doesnt go to plan much does it? So i thought i could leave you today with some thoughts of Spring! Even though the forecast is for snow this weekend, i can’t help but look forward to spring time!
So if you’re wondering what’s on trend this coming season, you may be pleasantly surprised by the mix of familiar looks and wildcard picks by the most renowned designers. The spring/summer collections of these designers may be the only chance you get to combine crisp whites with psychedelic camouflage…
So here they are, the key trends to try;

All white:

 It’s not just for brides any-more. One of the most clever trends that designers could ever bring back is the all-white craze, which helps you stay cool during the sizzling summer months. But this trend is more than just functional — it’s a way to look stunning and crisp, no matter what the occasion. Acne previewed their bright white collection a while back, complete with fun twists like a white cowboy hat and knee-high lace-up platform sandals.

Colour-blocked designer handbags:

 This trend first popped up two years ago, but it seems that designers aren’t quite ready to let it go — at least when it comes to handbags — and neither are we! Colour-blocked bags are a great way for the fashionably timid to play with geometrical shapes without having to commit to an entire outfit. Try Paula Cademartori’s Silver Satin Tatiana bag for an accessory that strikes the perfect colour-blocking balance.

Thick stripes:

Ditch your pinstripes or the referee look for a bigger, bolder pattern. You can wear them in any direction, and it’s more fun if you forego the classic black and white combination. This season, colours like reds and neon greens will be everywhere, so why not try one of these with an ivory or grey offset?

Longing for the 60s:

The 60s as a fashion era is so easy to replicate because the elements that dominated style back then are, in themselves, timeless. Shift dresses are an easy go-to that always look chic, and checkered prints are a fun way to add interest to any outfit. Paisley prints are another 60s trend that can be done easily in the present day — just pair it with a nude lipstick and giant sunnies.

Bold prints:

We know, prints are more of a classic than a trend, but the way designers are doing them in 2013 is what makes them unique. From abstract camouflage to hallucinogenic florals, prints this spring and summer are all about innovation of pattern and strategic use of eye-popping colour. One of our favourites is Mother of Pearl’s Millennium Bloom Pallus Dress.

90s flashback:


 For a trip back in time that’s not so extensive as yearning for 60s fashion, look no further than your yesteryears. Most of us were in our teens or early 20s in the decade of grunge rock, the revival of woodstock, and the heyday of MTV. But fun pieces like gold chains and midriff-baring tops, which can become a more age-appropriate look when paired with another 90’s look — high-waisted trousers — will instantly make you feel like a kid again.

My Favourite is the 60’s of course, some things never change for me;-)  I am also keen to experiment with  more whites this year too! 

Whats your Favourite SS13 trend?



  1. January 11, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    I don't think I will be attempting the all white look – not very practical when paired with yogurt and chocolate lol! But the high-waisted trousers from the 90's interest me greatly, perfect for holding in the mummy-tummy 🙂

    Thanks for the inspiration as always hun!

    hugs, Estelle xx

  2. January 11, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    Love the thick stripe jumper and the shift dress…need a few more dresses in my wardrobe and think that one would fit in nicely!!

    x x x x

  3. January 12, 2013 / 11:22 pm

    Love the 60s trend, too. I fear I can't be trusted to wear all white (I'm too prone to food spills and make-up mishaps!)

  4. May 29, 2013 / 8:14 am

    Attractive designer handbag, handbags are considered as important accessories for girls. It looks good when a girl carry a good designer handbag with matching dress. That color blocked designer handbags looks very beautiful.

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