Fashion Forwardness in Spring and Summer 2013

Fashion Forwardness in Spring and Summer 2013

For spring 2013, you will find simple shapes, but for fabrics and prints, you are going to see bolder! You will find a characteristic 1960’s signature in many dressing rooms during the March and April months.

Checkered patterns are going to be a throwback to years gone by, but this time, it will be bigger and better. Look for these in varied shapes, colors, sizes and shades. You will find monochrome checkered fabric in stores and on the runway more than you ever saw them before. The good thing is that these are amazing for every imaginable budget. On top of that, the material is easy to wear and appropriate for both the workplace and the club. You will definitely want to get one or two of these to add to your wardrobe. If the checkered patterns are a bit much for you, then you can still accomplish a similar look with checkered accessories.


Low pointed heels have been popular in the 1960s and 1990s and guess what? They have reappeared and already seen on the runway. Many of us have a love/hate feeling and pet peeve about wearing uncomfortable high heels. So these lower heels will definitely be forgiving to our feet and in addition, they are incredibly stylish and fashionable. If you match them with a pencil skirt for the office or put them on with some Bermuda shorts, you will, no doubt, be embracing the spring season.

You can get an immediate sharp appearance with a crisp white button down shirt. This is the ideal solution to the days when you want to look clever, shrewd and fashionable, but sexy at the same time. You can also wear these pointed heels with jeans and a blazer or couple it with a peplum skirt. You will make a statement by having a structured look with an unstructured piece.

White and White

Also popular for the spring is a white top with a white bottom. You can mix and match with lace and sheer fabrics as well as textures. For a more contemporary look, choose apparel with a little sparkle and shimmer. For example trousers with some sheen or dresses with the same representation are super trendy and will mirror the spring sunlight; creating an amazing success with the male species and women alike.

Floral apparel and more

Remember your floral – always a game changer in the spring time. You can depend on floral this spring and summer – in every kind of outfit imaginable. It sticks and makes you look younger and playful. From flower shapes to bright floral, you will look amazing!

Colors are in for the season; especially aqua and any other ocean-themed colors. You could see it in different color variations on the runway – exquisite gowns, shimmering metallic and taffeta.

Skirts are going to be huge this season; from peplums, pencil, tiers to crinolines. They all appeared on the catwalk. Designer clutch purses have made a comeback too. Most of the runway models donned the hand candy instead of the old arm candy (clutch purse). You can find these in bold prints such as polka dot. Some are shaped in peculiar designs like sunglasses. You don’t have to be a model to carry one because they are affordable.

More Trends

Another color that New York Fashion Week models sported on the runway was neon. Yes, neon; don’t think about neon lights, but neon apparel. They will come in both business attire and youthful styles. Pastels did not go unnoticed either. You could see them in a number of strong outfits as well as swimsuits.

One distinct trend that you couldn’t miss was the peplum fashion statement made on the runways for casual daywear, couture gowns and office wear. Women love peplum because it hides all the physical imperfections. This is likely to be one of the most repetitive and copied style for this year and next year too! Don’t forget leather! You will see it in tops, shorts and skirts this summer.


Be sure that you include floral in your wardrobe this year – all of the runway fashion designers have included floral in their 2013 fashion collection. This is a sign that floral will be around for a while. Follow all of these trends for the upcoming season and you can’t go wrong!

write by Alula