Fashion has taken a bold turn this year. Chunky accessories, bright colours and daring patterns are featured heavily on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways, and they show no sign of backing down. Some of this season’s staple pieces can be found right on the high street, and it couldn’t be easier to get fashionable and make sure your wardrobe is totally on trend without breaking the bank.
Taking inspiration from the 80s, many designers are daring to be garish and offering shoppers and fashion followers a taste of fluorescence. Bright dresses and blinding nails are featured on every high street, and the retro revival is still going on strong. If you feel like a bright orange playsuit would be a bit too “out there” for you, wear the trend in your accessories. Dark clothing with chunky, eye-catching jewellery and a bright coral lip is the perfect way to display your love for fluorescent without going overboard. Perfect for the office!
Speaking of the office, looking smart is one of this season’s more subtle trends – both at work and outside of it. Pencil skirts are the perfect way to show off your curves and elongate your legs, making it easy for you to feel sexy while ensuring that you still look professional. Style a plain black pencil skirt with a fitted shirt in a contrasting block colour, subtle make-up and gold jewellery for an understated, classic look.
This season we can’t get enough of vibrant bold prints from Reiss and other fashion brands. Polka dots, checked patterns and animal prints are all rife on the runway and easy to wear as a statement look when you’re out and about. Simple accessories and easy up-dos are the perfect way of wearing this look, to avoid going overboard and to really showcase that print. Pair matching prints on block colours for a fun look that will capture the attention of every passer-by.
Geometric designs are featured heavily in modern fashion, taking more influence from the much-loved 80s. These chunky black patterns on contrasting bright colours are the perfect way to showcase many of this season’s favourite trends: bright colours, repetitive patterns and bold clothing that makes people stare. Try a baggy geometric jersey with black leggings and a pair of killer heels for an 80s revival with a very modern twist.
One of this season’s more unique trends is sheen or metallic fabric. Mostly seen as panels on collared button-up shirts or pencil skirts, this is a daring style move that will instantly glam up any outfit. Wear metallic on black and pair it with some nail varnish in a matching metallic colour. Finish the look with silver eye shadow, which will make your eyes pop and really bring the outfit together.
High street fashion is daring but, when styled correctly, it can be flattering and elegant. 2013 is the year of holding your head up high and making yourself known. Your first step is by revitalizing your wardrobe.