Spring and Summer 2013 fashion tips
This spring, you can draw influences on classic styles to stay in fashion. Many trends that will work once warmer weather comes are just bigger, more dramatic variations on the looks that you know and love. Use this idea to become comfortable with doing things a little differently that you usually would, and you’ll have the confidence to pull of these five styles.
Go bold with chunky stripes. Forget about that old knit sailor-style sweater. Stripes are going rogue this year by turning up on garments that you wouldn’t expect. They’re also thicker than normal and not necessarily in neat horizontal or vertical patterns. If you want to make a bold statement with a simple print, opt for striped leggings paired with an oversized graphic t-shirt.
Be carefree in white. This is usually a colour saved for special occasions, but this spring brings new opportunities for donning all-white in a casual setting, as well. Try a breezy white maxi dress or a button-down blouse with a white mini skirt. The trick to pulling off this trend masterfully is to add a bit of colour elsewhere in your ensemble. For example, a pair of coral heels or a big, colourful beaded necklace makes your outfit fun instead of coming off as too serious.
Show off a little skin with sheer. Sheer blouses have always been a sophisticated look, but this season they are enjoying a moment in the spotlight. And you can show off your slim physique by wearing one solo, or you can modify the look by pairing it with a tank top to make it more comfortable and work appropriate. Or, if you’re searching for another way to show just a little skin, shop for summer dresses with cut outs around the neck or the midsection. You can also keep it casual with a back-baring t-shirt to get the peek-a-boo effect.
Mix your prints. The best trends are the ones that take little effort to pull off, and mixed prints fit the bill this season. Dare to pair your leopard print with stripes and your florals with pop art. The key to looking chic instead of overwhelming is to stay close to neutrals for at least one of your prints. And to have confidence, of course.
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