Todays post is a 'How To', a series I'm going to be starting about the trends of the season and how to style outfits so that they look cool and on trend but still feel individual and easy to wear!
This post is all about S/S 2013!
Linear patterns took over the catwalk this season (See Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger and Oscar de la Renta). A stand out contender for best pattern was the trusty old STRIPE. When it comes to patterned fabric my motto is GO BOLD or GO HOME, and so I have taken the stripe on with full vigour. Hitting another trend (MONOCHROME MADNESS) I stuck with black and white stripes.
When styling a striped outfit I like to mix vertical and horizontal to create a sort of optical illusion and really make a statement. When your patterns are so bold its best to go for simple shapes to create a clean silhouette and only add a pop of colour on the lips, maybe try a neon pink lipstick if you're wearing this out at night? Keep accessories simple and black and leave your stripes to do all the talking!
ASOS Cropped Polo Neck - http://bit.ly/116XPtc
ASOS Stripe Maxi Skirt - http://bit.ly/15lJXAT
RIVER ISLAND Stripe Jumper - http://bit.ly/ZBAM8r
MOTEL - Stripe Dress - http://bit.ly/10mAU21
Pastel candy colours are back in full swing this Spring-Summer and I like to style mine with a bit of kitsch girlyness, like a tongue in cheek park avenue princess! Take Spearmint greens, frosty blues and pretty blush pinks and make a 'Marina and the Diamonds' style statement of your pastels. Collars and bows make the look sugar sweet and plastic style finishes bring up images of barbie! Another top trend seen everywhere on the catwalk were these embellished sunglasses, be it pearls or plastic flowers these are sure to top off your outfit with pastel perfect pizazz!
BOOHOO Heart Lazer Cut Shirt - http://bit.ly/17v7g80
ASOS Flower Embellished Sunglasses - http://bit.ly/12rSUpy
BOOHOO Perspex Bow Bangle - http://bit.ly/15lWMes
BOOHOO Pink Strappy Platorm Heels - http://bit.ly/15lWVhT
BOOHOO Pretty Blue Dress - http://bit.ly/14BclQk
Boohoo Pearl Embellished Sunglasses - http://bit.ly/11q6Z2H
ASOS Mint Leather Jacket - http://bit.ly/14BcyTr
Philip Lim's s/s 2013 collection spurred on a 90's grunge comeback which I absolutely love! For this look, the best advice is just to throw it together from what you have! Lacy and silk pyjama style tops or floral prints make a stark contrast against your boyfriends ripped jeans, tie a plaid shirt round your hips and you're ready to go! Clashing prints is encouraged and lazy knit jumpers are a must! All in all just have fun with it and make sure to mess up your hair a bit - this look is all about being easy going and careless!
TOPSHOP Lace Crop cami - http://bit.ly/14Bhxn7
TOPSHOP Vintage Silk Pyjama Shorts - http://bit.ly/11kxqd1
RIVER ISLAND Ripped Jeans - http://bit.ly/17KRF7f
TOPSHOP Floral Print Top - http://bit.ly/Z4mSjq
TOPSHOP Denim & Aztec Backpack - http://bit.ly/ZBKjw5
That's all for now folks! Hope you liked this post, if you did make sure to comment and I'll definitely do a follow up with more of my favourite TRENDS of S/S 2013!