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January 28th, 2013

Transition into Spring/Summer 2013

Fashion can be confusing. The fashion magazines, websites and shops all screaming S/S ’13 while the reality is that it’s January, and it’s cold.

However, by observing the catwalk trends of S/S ’13, you can shop for transition items or accessories to wear now and also later as it warms up.  These key pieces will carry you into the new season while still keeping you warm and on-trend.

Key Pieces To Wear Now And Later

White, White And More White

Think pure, clean and crisp!  After a season of dark drama, it’s time to lighten up.  Look for white shirts, white knits, and white lace – right now!

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Whistles – Leather Peplum


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Banana Republic


Play up this contrast trend by combining your white top with a black cardigan or jacket.  Pull out those opaque tights and tall boots to add warmth to your S/S outfits.  You can still shop for the “New Arrivals” by winterising your choices.

Stripes With Stride

Yes, your heard right… stripes are in.  Careful patterns of white and black horizontal and vertical lines are totally trendy and current.

If you’d like to steer clear of stripes on the body, it’s time to accessorize with this playful trend. Try adding a scarf or a handbag to update your outfits.

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Mint Velvet


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Lulu Guinness


Metallic Madness

Shimmer and shine this season!   Step out in luxury by adding gold, silver and copper fabrics and accessories to your wardrobe.

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Preen at Net-A-Porter

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Maxmara S Max at Matches Fashion


Simplicity

If glimmer and stripes aren’t your thing, you’ll love getting back to basics with powerful minimalism.  It’s your time to embrace uncomplicated looks, moving away from the prints and patterns of the last season with basic T-shirts, solid trousers and skirts, V-neck tunics and blouses.

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Hobbs

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Joseph



Be Beautiful In Blue And Gold

Pretend you’re at the beach, lying under the hot sun and gazing at the ocean.  Think colours of bright yellow, amber and hot orange combined with calming cobalt blue, turquoise, and navy.

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Esprit


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Rena Mac from Hobbs


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Reiss


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Rosanda Ilincic  – colour block dress


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Balenciaga Bag – Add some sunshine to your outfit!


Sixties Siren

Have fun with geometric prints on shift dresses, trousers, and angular column dresses.  If you’re craving just a taste of this trend, you can play with a top, a scarf, or a mini skirt. Check out Mango’s incredible selection below.

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Journey To The Far East

Take a trip to the Orient while wearing decorative silk prints and clever origami folds.

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Kaliko Kimono Jacket at John Lewis


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Phase Eight


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Helmut Lang


Floral

Embrace your romantic and feminine side with blooming patterns.  Play with scarves to add a touch of splendour to your solid or neutral ensemble.

Wear floral t-shirts with a solid cardigan until the weather warms up.  A touch of brightness will add a spark of happiness to your mood.

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Oasis at John Lewis

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Hobbs


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Rag & Bone Jacket


A trip to H & M is always a great way to save rather than splurge on the latest styles.  For a fraction of the cost, you can have a taste of the latest trends without making a huge investment.  Then save your money for classic pieces that are timeless!

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All pieces above are from the S/S “˜13 collection at H & M.

Bring brightness into the cold and dark months ahead. Combine sleeveless tops NOW with a black or charcoal cardigan and LATER wear with cropped skinnies and bear shoulders.

Switch out your black handbag and rock a sunnier hue. It’s time to look ahead and discover brilliant pieces that will make you think of spring, even though it’s cold outside.