Top Ten Must Have Trends For Spring

By on January 31, 2013

New York Fashion Week may have been sometime in September, let's face it, the likelihood of you remembering a fraction of what sashayed down the runway is pretty slim. Perfectly forgivable, but with February upon us, and the big spring melt only mere months away, this is the perfect opportunity to get a little refresher. Spring 2013 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting seasons for fashion in a very long time. Get glam, get graphic and go bold with these top ten tantalizing Spring trends.

Automatic Monochromatic

Automatic Monochromatic

There is nothing more classic than black and white, but this spring, designers are shaking things up with edgy seams, peek-a-boo cuts, and strategically placed detailing. Every woman loves versatility and monochromatic is a design that effortlessly transcends the notion of trend and season, giving you all year round wearability.

Peek-a-Boo

Peek-a-Boo

Your date night wardrobe line-up is about to get a serious overhaul because for this spring season, skin is in! Edgy peek-a-boo cuts are a plenty and designers are giving you the option to be as daring or as modest as you wish. Perfectly placed sheering, sexy slits, and saucy separates are certainly one way to ring in spring, not to mention bring a little sass to the endless number of mundane mid-week date nights you've got lined up!

Short Suits

Short Suits

The short suit is the epitome of office chic and go get ‘em gams! Sure, pantsuits exude a certain sense of power and prestige, but a short suit says, "I mean business, but I'm fun!" From gauzy cottons to luxurious silks, the short suit is the new power piece. The color palettes are as varied as the styles which is good news for you, because it means that transitioning your look from spring to summer will be a breeze.

Get Graphic

Get Graphic

Last year it was bold, deco and ethnic prints, and this season it's all about channeling your inner child with a twist. Graphic cartoon prints have made their way from fashion editorials, onto the department store racks and up and down the streets of LA, New York and London. Classic cartoon imagery from the golden fifties to edgy comic book graphics are all on show this season, and make for fantastic personal statement pieces.

Sunglass Statement

Sunglass Statement

For the past couple of seasons, designers and stylists have been working feverishly to get us all glammed up in statement jewelry pieces. It wasn't unheard of to build your entire outfit around a particular piece of jewelry, and this season, it's all about the peepers. Say goodbye to boring and, hello to sunnies with big bling, bright colors and unusual shapes.

Now You Sheer It

Now You Sheer It

Shed the modesty ladies, it's all about being daring and bold this spring season. If you're looking to take that peek-a-boo look to the next level, sheer is clearly one of the hottest trends going. From breezy chiffons to barely-there-silks, live a little and let yourself  bare it all or just enough in a sheer piece.

Life in Technicolor

Life in Technicolor

Last season we were all loving the bright color-block trend and for winter, palettes that included bashful berry's and captivating cobalts set our wardrobes ablaze. This spring, we're getting yet another flavorful taste of the rainbow with rich navies, dazzling purples and gorgeous greens. Give the gray's in your wardrobe a season off, it's all about color!

Slip into Something Slinky

Slip into Something Slinky

Every woman has that signature little black dress, right? Well, it might be time to give your LBD the night off and opt for something a little less Audrey Hepburn and a little more Boudoir Betty! The slip dress is making a fierce comeback and is the perfect solution to a last minute romantic night on the town. Think you can only don this in the evening hours, think again. This little gem is a fantastic day dress, just pair it with a blazer or cardigan and voila, daytime diva.

From Brocade to Beadery

From Brocade to Beadery

Luxurious brocades, metallic hardware and embroidery could be seen everywhere these past few months, and it seems as though the adoration for embellishment isn't going anywhere. Get earthly this spring with one of the hottest trends, beading. From simple beaded trim, to full beaded blouses, we're getting back to our crafty yet fashionable roots.

Sport a Skater

Sport a Skater

The sport dress or ‘skater' dress as the Londoner's call it, made it's way into our wardrobes earlier this year, but is just now hitting the mainstream with a vengeance. The ultra feminine design is fun, flirty and delightfully distracting. Keep it casual or glam it up, it doesn't matter, you're going to want a handful of these to keep on rotation this season.

 


 
Jordana Manchester
Jordana Manchester
Contributing Writer at ExcelLiving.com
Jordana is an award nominated freelance travel and fashion writer, a former model, an anthropology student and photographer. After spending a year abroad working with lions in Zambia, trekking through the jungles of Sumatra and wandering medieval castles in Portugal, she settled down in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. She makes use of her eclectic background by incorporating her infatuation with fashion and style, her obsession with xenophilia, and her obvious love of wayfaring, into every piece she writes.

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