A delightful blend of bold new trends mixed with classic favorites hit the runway for Spring 2013. Graphic stripes, fresh leathers, tailored suits, and high contrasts are just a few of the main trends you’ll be seeing in the coming months.
Designers have indeed proven that opposites attract through their frequent use of distinct blacks and whites. After seasons of popular brights and embellishments, this trend of simple colors is both striking and exciting. Contrasting not only the colors, but often the materials as well, brings a fresh twist to the classic style.
Whether collaged with other fabrics or standing strong on its own, leather held a prominent role on the runways for this spring season. Shown in skirts, dresses, jackets, pants, and tops, leather was able to mold to many forms, expressing its wearability for the upcoming season. Keeping this look simple by limiting it to one piece per outfit, with limited accessories and makeup, allows this trend to leap off the runways into everyday life.
Prominently featured in Marc Jacobs’ pieces among many other designers, eye-catching stripes are making a statement this spring. These big, bold, yet simple stripes were sometimes contrasted with graphic polka dots to create a cool blended look. Mix and match your stripes or pair with simple jeans for a less daring approach. Investing in these pieces is an added bonus since stripes are always in style.
The woman’s version of a suit was also prominent in spring lines, made more feminine with a tailored look. Jackets were shown buttoned with nothing underneath expressing daring necklines, paired with bra tops, or shorts to show off some leg and add some excitement to a typically professional look.
A trend exhibited throughout spring 2013 fashion is a sexy, yet tasteful approach to boudoir style. A veiled method to style shows transparent, lightweight fabrics such as sheers and lace. Crop tops and bra tops continue to make an appearance, standing on their own or hidden underneath these revealing fabrics. Bared midriffs, cutouts, and slits also enhance this trendy look.