1. The new metallics:
Metallics don’t necessarily have to be limited to space-age silver or grecian gold. This year metallic’s span everything from futurist to glam brocade, precious metals to pastels.
2. Sheer clothing:
It’s the trend that dared to bare and won. See-through clothing has worked its way into being a year-round, accepted part of fashion, but it’s with each new season that a new evolution takes place.
3. The new boho:
There’s always a certain romance that comes with the bohemian, the carefree traveller, the hippie. For spring / summer 2013 it’s present in a form both luxurious and soft, an evolution of the boho trends of yore.
4. Clear plastic:
Rain-proof, wind-proof, and boredom-proof, there’s nothing like a futuristic pop of transparent plastic to liven up an outfit. Look for clear PVC, rubber, perspex or any other material that defies the odds of spring fashion: you’ll be on the right track.
5. ’60s fashion:
Honing in on a particular mood of the 1960s era, spring focuses on mod prints, vibrant colors, short hems, and bouffant hair. Always one to have fun withl
6. Black and white patterns:
It’s closely intertwined with the trend towards 1960’s mod fashion, and with designers like Marc Jacobs behind it you can expect graphic black and white checks and stripes to be in every shop window for spring / summer..
7. Androgynous fashion:
It started out with the pleasant confusion of boys who looked like girls and girls who looked like boys, but androgyny in fashion has mellowed to be more about subtle gender blurring in what we wear. Spring offers up new ideas.
8. Pinafore dresses:
Whether they’re embracing their sweet and innocent connotations in retro prints, or turning away from them in tough leather accents, pinafore dresses offer up plenty of options for spring.
9. Cut-away clothing:
Cut-outs in clothing make for windows to your best assets. Whether they’re bold or subtle, daring or refined, cutaway pieces are still going strong for spring.
10. Floral appliques:
Adding a 3-dimensional garden to your outfit is the surest way to make it feel like spring. The couture runways did it best in luxurious appliques and intricate beading, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work some floral appliques and embroidery
into your own outfits come spring.
11. Sporty chic:
No longer confining itself to particular sports or the athletic track and field, sporty fashion has become a broader mood of slickness and modern minimalism. Luxurious and yet easy to wear,
12. Crop tops:
Donning a cropped top doesn’t necessarily require the most toned abs in the world (though it certainly helps): in spring / summer 2013 the trend continues to be about exposing as much as you like, be it just a peep of upper midriff or a whole lot of abs.
13. Brushstroke prints:
Fashion and art collide this spring in a more literal way than usual, with brushstrokes and paint splashes working their way across garments in more ways than one.
14. Orange colour trend: Vibrant, bold, and optimistic: fresh and citrusy orange hues are one way to lift your spirits and your outfit this spring. Taking inspiration from the runways,
15. The white shirt: It’s a wardrobe staple no woman should be without: the classic white shirt. But fashion is all for giving classics new twists, and the spring / summer 2013 season offers up plenty of inspiration for reinventing this one.
16. Pants as eveningwear: Alongside the sweeping gowns and embellished frocks on the couture runways were pairs of trousers that were delicate, glamorous, and smart enough to be worn to an evening affair. Some were merged with long gowns as a kind of dress-pants hybrid. Another couture trend you can work into your own spring looks,
17. Bird prints:
Collectively, spring’s designers found some vague fascination with the creatures of the sky. Bird prints and motifts found their way onto a number of runways, bringing with them a romance of feathers and flight.
18. Camo prints for women: Camouflage prints have by no means been limited to the menswear runways. Taking on feminine shapes and abstracted prints, camo gets a vibrant reworking for women. S