It may have taken its time, but spring is finally on the horizon: and that means it’s time to take a long, hard look at your wardrobe and ask yourself if it’s ready to face the new season. You may have all the duffel coats and woolly jumpers you need, but how are you fixed for shorts, T-shirts and lighter coats for those in-between days when it’s not quite cold and not quite warm?
Never fear, because we’ve brought together some of the biggest trends for spring and summer 2013 so you won’t be stuck for fashion inspiration. Whether you’re out on the town or settling in at home, you can be sure of looking your best!
Black and white outfits are back in style, and if you want to make an impression at work or put together the perfect outfit for a first date, take some tips from the SS13 collections that emphasised the monochrome look. Black shirts with white trousers are a simple but effective inversion of the norm, and dressed up with a white blazer it’s certain to get you noticed.
Colourful prints are another big hit for the coming seasons – think about animal designs, geometric patterns and florals to spice up your shirts. As this is more of a casual look, team them up with slacks or jeans when you’re relaxing in the sun. A plain button-up shirt worn over a bright graphic print is an enduring look for casual wear.
This is a more unusual trend, but one that seems to be catching on if the catwalks of Milan and Paris are anything to go by. Voluminous pyjama-inspired trousers in stripes and silks offer a playful contrast to a single-coloured shirt or jackets. Take them out in town if you feel like making a statement, or just chill out at home with a pair of comfy Clarks slippers on your feet – this look is all about relaxing!
We’ve all got a few pairs of jeans in the wardrobe, but this season you might want to think about adding a few more. Denim was seen all over the catwalks in all kinds of washes, styles and cuts. And it’s not just jeans – denim jackets are looking to be another in-thing in SS13. The golden “no double denim” rule still stands, though!