Bring the heat5/13/2013
Every season, I like to find a way to work trends into my wardrobe in a way that works for my style. I see it more as fashion challenge than fashion victim. I'm not too keen on the colder months so I'd rather find a way to work spring/summer trends into my winter outfits. So, if you're wondering what to wear with your stockings and scarves or what to bring out when the sun comes back, look no further, here's what you need to know about bringing the heat.
Stripes are huge this season and are viewed as a timeless classic by many fashionistas. An extremely versatile style that can be worn both on duty and off-duty, make sure you know how to wear this trend.
Past runway shows have revealed a jumble of mod-leaning stripes and skinny styles. This year however, designers are showcasing a thicker pattern. Stripes are the perfect holiday choice and add a hit of instant sophistication to an array of ensembles with everything from skirts, tops, dresses, trousers and shorts being transformed.
If you’re not sure about being so bold with your striped ensemble then opt for striped accessories instead. Canvas wedges and oversized totes are great options for striped patterns and won’t make the look overpowering.
Once again, floral fashion is blooming for 2013. Regardless of whether the sun is shining or not, floral prints are guaranteed to add instant warmth to your wardrobe. Abstract prints, washed out watercolours and cutesy petal designs are big this season so make the most of the variety.
Leather looks are having a moment this year, with trench coats, dresses, shorts and skirts all taking centre stage. Pastel shorts and retro leather skinnies are perfect for both day and night and will add an instant edge to your current style.
The denim-duo was big last season, with models showing off their slim figures in a number of doubled up styles. This season, the look continues to be popular, with high rise flared jeans at the forefront of fashion. Wear these with heels and a crisp white shirt for an off-duty office style or distressed rock tees and trainers for a more casual appeal.
The geometric print of the past has been revamped to reveal an assortment of bold, on-trend outfits so get graphic! Think checker-board dresses with matching headbands and silk black and white skirts for a unique look sure to inspire.