Translating Spring 2013 Trends into YOUR Wardrobe (for All Sizes)
Blink and spring will be here (so I’m hoping for MAD collective blinks because I am NOT looking forward to getting back to NYC later this month and the weather is all cold and wilderness-like) and with a new season comes a new set of trends. Looking at some of the runway shows, it isn’t always apparent to everyone how to translate a trend into your real-life wardrobe and this is exactly where I come in ;)
Let’s go over some of spring 2013′s fashion trends and how you can incorporate them into your lifestyle. Check it out…
So cutouts are really fun because it’s a sneaky way of being sexy. And it can work for everyone—just be mindful of where the cutouts are positioned and tailor it to your style. For me I wouldn’t feel very comfy in a sexy, cutout dress but I WOULD wear a cutout tee reminiscent of Balmain’s spring 2010 collection or a pair of jeans with carefully placed cutouts.
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Call it the 50 Shades of Gray effect (and as I type this someone on the Today show is saying there’s a baby boom trending after the release of the book). Leather harnesses were seen at a number of spring shows including BCBG and Jason Wu as seen above. The way to try this in your wardrobe is to not have it be a literal translation—so in other words you’re not pairing a leather harness with leather pants…it’s too dominatrix. Instead this is a great accessory to rework something like that years old dress in your closet.
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You don’t even have to have abs of steel to pull off this trend—you can simply pair a midriff top with a high waisted skirt or jeans/pants and pull them over your navel. But if you got it and you want to flaunt, go for it! Just let that be the focal point and keep most of your other lady parts covered.
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I’m loving that gray is big for spring! Not only is it my last name, but it’s also one of my favorite colors. Usually reserved for fall/winter, the hue is refreshing in spring as it mixes well with everything from brights to pastels. You can work this in your own wardrobe by breaking out that structured gray work blazer and pairing it with your weekend wardrobe. Gray accessories are also a great way to go like this $39.95 “Game Changer” bag from JustFab.com. I received this bag courtesy of the affordable fashion retailer and although it’s not real leather (it’s vegan!), it’s super soft and is a great bag for traipsing around the city (you can fit so much inside AND it comes with a removable longer shoulder strap).
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Florals in spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking (© Miranda Priestly), but I’m glad to see the print back again as it’s great for print blocking (find out how to do this here). You can easily wear this trend with floral jeans (if you don’t want to spend a ton, I see floral print jeans at Target all the time) and one of my faves, floral print shoes!
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Kimye was onto something after all, huh? Just kidding. Leather (or vegan/faux leather) is always in style, but for spring it’s going to be on full blast. While you should of course pull out your standard leather moto jacket or blazer, also get your feet wet with leather skirts, tops, and dresses and go beyond your typical black.
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Lace is such a sexy texture. One of the more updated ways to wear it is with something edgier, but you can also go all-sweet with a lace dress. But don’t forget about little lace additions like lace socks (looks hot with black ankle strap sandals).
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Images via Elle