Crisp & Fresh
A common theme among top designers is the crisp and clean-cut use of white. Itâ€™s simple andÂ elegant and tipped to be the ultimate shade for the rapidly approaching SS13 season. Invest in plainÂ white tailored t-shirts, and plain but elegant v-necks. Itâ€™s all about simplicity and getting off yourÂ shoulder the darker shades of winter.
As well as white becoming the fashionable manâ€™s colour of choice, pastel shades also this year willÂ feature heavily. Men should play with simple lemon-drop yellows and baby blue hues, and not beÂ afraid to wear feminine violets and pinks; as also last yearÂ´s spring, colours will dictate the trend.
A 70s Revival
Our obsession with retro and vintage fashion doesnâ€™t look like it will be fading anytime in 2013.Â Grown-up glamour and luxury details are making a huge comeback, accessorised with oversizedÂ sunglass and Sinatra-esque brimmed hats are a must for the new season.
Earn Your Stripes in 2013
Adding some serious contrast to the simple and blocked outÂ colours will be the generous use of stripes. These can be wornÂ horizontally, vertically on accessories or layering items andÂ should emphasise the simplicity of the white and pastel pieces.Â Chunky stripes will be popular as well as thin stripes. In fact,Â theyâ€™ll be popular in every which way possible. If you go for theÂ stripes, make sure to choose soft colours.
Continuing with the â€œless is moreâ€ ethos, 2013 will see fashion leaders sporting classic black andÂ white outfits, especially for formal settings. If you simply canâ€™t bear the thought of wearing a blackÂ tie (when itâ€™s not a funeral), then try a vintage floral print which will complement the dresses thatÂ the ladies will be wearing.
Rebel in Style
For those times when pastel colours and simple whites wonâ€™t do, then itâ€™s time to get your punk on.Â Punk fashion will also be making a comeback. New Yorkâ€™s Metropolitan Museum of Art will be celebrating an exhibition called â€œPunk: Chaos to Coutureâ€ which will reignite a passion for rebellious pieces.
When Sara isnâ€™t listening out for new styles and trends, youâ€™ll find her blogging at Miinto online,Â where youâ€™ll find fashion-forward inspiration.