It's exciting to see the new trends for upcoming seasons; moving forward the looks which have been lingering through the seasons for quite a while now. The inspiration to take for SS13 styling is a look towards the mythical. The romantic myths of secret islands and mythical creatures, allows fashion to create mystical collections and have fun with their designs and offerings. Feminine style stays feminine with beautiful metallic; and sleek silhouettes suitable for both day and night. Sequins or shell textures are layered with silks or crepe de chine to create glamour which moves forward the 'Great Gatsby' style womenswear clothing of furs and long dresses we will be seeing this year.
SS13 offers the opportunity to play with eye makeup; metallic eye shadows mixed with sequin eyewear; pushes the trend forward to allow it to sit well with the art deco patterns and print placements. The style of Spring/Summer will allow all to find a part of the look that suits them.
Light pastels, and metallics in gold, silver and bronze; mixed with turquoise blues and pinks; open up the colour palette to allow embellished accessories to be worn to dress up the minimalist clothing style. Perfect with over the top curled hair, or sleek ponytails.
For inspiration from the catwalk, take a look at Balmain, Alexander McQueen, Temperley London or Ralph Lauren; and work out the best way to maximise your buys for this summer to move them forward ready for SS13. With the release of the new 'Great Gatsby' movie 2012, use this as a starting point to prepare for the lost world of Atlantis to hit the high street in 2013.
Trend 'Must Haves'
- Sky high platforms; with detailed heels or metallic straps
- Embellished shell accessories; clutch bags, cuff bracelets and rings
- Chain mail handbags
- Reflective sunglasses
- Jersey cat suits, with chain belts
- Over the top metallic eyeshadow, with diamante or sequin finishes
- Sleek silhouette dresses, worn under pointed shoulder jackets