Hot Trends to look Cool this Spring

After last season’s introduction of bright colors, prints and opulent embellishments nothing was stronger on the Spring 2013 runway as the basic black and white. Shown best by Marc Jacobs, his nod to the 60’s was featured using checkerboard patterns and bold vertical stripes. These new pieces are easy to incorporate by adding a bold striped top or sheath dress under a black boyfriend blazer for the office, or try a checkerboard mini and a single sole pointed toe high heel for date night.

Thick or thin, vertical or horizontal, Spring 2013 is all about stripes. Michael Kors, an all time favorite in creating what women want, uses stripes in a very uncomplicated way. They are feel good, timeless looks that you can be worn multiple ways. For an all American look, pair a striped sweater with denim. If nautical is your choice, navy and white is the way to go, however, for the confident, trendsetting woman try a vertical head to toe pantsuit like Tommy Hilfiger featured in his collection.

Not leaving the scene any time soon is leather. If you didn’t invest in a piece last season, now is a good time to do it. These new pieces are minimalistic in nature, a simple a-line skirt, a tank top or a sheath dress. What’s great about all these spring pieces are that they are soft and supple, some are perforated or laser-cut making it easy to wear when it starts to get a little warmer. If you invested in leather for fall in a dark, rich color, pair it with a neutral or pastel tone for spring.

Shoe lovers can rejoice this season with the new pointy toe flat; a modernized flat with delicate ankle straps, cap-toed or studded. Try these fun and flirty flats with your slouchy boyfriend jeans. Not into flats? Check out the new bold and sexy gladiator heel. These eye catching, knee-high heels feature intricate cutouts that demand attention. Always dressing for a confident woman, Tom Ford and Altuzarra featured this trend best in their Spring 2013 collection.

Oceanic blues, neon greens, shocking pinks and saturated oranges are flooding the stores right now as part of this season’s color palette trend. You can find inspiration from Oscar de la Renta, Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler.Find the bright hues in tops sandals, jeans, scarves and jewelry.Another easy way to spruce up your look this spring is with a beautiful opaque nail polish in colors like lavender, peach or bone. These colors compliment any skin tone. Check out China Glaze’s ‘Tart-y for the Party’ or Estee Lauder’s ‘Coral Cut’.

Whether you like to play with color, find your inner Edie Sedgwick and rock out the new mod looks, go nautical with stripes, get courageous with leather or gladiator heels, Spring 2013’s hot trends will keep you looking cool all season long!



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