The Balenciaga ruffles seen around the world. Yes, this season the ruffle is bold, take charge, unapologetic. Feminine yes, but less girly, more grown up.
Look for: The updated peplum
The sheer jacket seen at both Reed Krakoff and Nina Ricci are a different incarnation of the whole nude sheer thing that’s been going on the last few seasons. It’s less overtly sexy and more of a sophisticated take on the peekaboo.
Look for: Organza and chiffon overlays.
Monochromatic suits- the pant, shirt, and jacket all in the same color. Patterned suits with matching pants and jacket do the trick just as well. Not as crazy colorful as season’s past, the suit you need now is more refined.
Look for: Tops and bottoms in the same color/print
Emerald green is THE color for spring. Then again, every color is THE color come spring. So long as they’re bright.
Look for: Bold and bright
Black and White
Black is not always the color of spring, but worn with white, the whole looks is bright enough for day. Of course, perfectly placed black stripes and panels are so very figure friendly.
Look for: Black to minimize, white to show off your best assets
Stripes are stripes are stripes right? Pretty simple stuff. This time around look for stripes of varying width, sometimes within the same piece (like the Marc Jacobs above), or cut vertically, horizontally or rounded. Or, go classic like this Kors top.
Look for: An unexpected stripe
Well there you have it! My top favorite trends for Spring 2013. Although if they’re happening season after season they’re not necessarily trends, they’re a little more classic at that point!
Any favorites, or have some you’d like to add? Do you get sick of seeing some of the same “trends” all the time, or are you that girl breathlessly awaiting the next one? I would love to read your comments and thoughts!