The fashion and red carpet runways have given us plenty of new trends to look forward to this coming season. There’s fresh new takes on wardrobe staples, and lashings of quirky alternatives that are set to shake things up. So get ready to ditch the mainstream and seek out inspiration from fashion’s leftfield to make a bolder style statement this spring.
You’re the onesie I want
The onesie is the perfect way to stay wrapped up warm until spring decides to arrive. These cosy all-in-one numbers have made their way from babies-only wear to adult-must-have, and thanks to the world’s onesie-obsessed celebs they’ve officially crossed over from sleep attire to street attire. Keep things cute with a cuddly print or tone it down a la onesie queen Cara Delevingne for a more wearable look. This supersoft Blonde & Blonde onesie from BANK captures her look – snugly enough to sleep in, but paired down enough to strut out on the street.
This vintage-inspired accent emerged last year and we expect to see plenty more peplum in 2013. The spring 2013 runways were awash with these ruffles, sewn on to dresses and worn as separate adornments and overskirts. It’s a look that can really flatter, especially on curvy hourglass frames where it really accentuates those hips and emphasises slim waistlines. Adding some instant feminine glam, it can be dressed up or dressed down, so look out for peplum dresses, skirts, and even jackets with a peplum trim.
This is the fabric of the season, and on the spring 2013 runways it turned up in some unexpected ways. Forget jeans and jean shorts, this year’s take sees denim used up top to create tactile blouses, vests and sweaters, and down below for fresh new skirts and dresses. Look out for patchwork denim for a 70s boho feel, or smarten up with the new trend for ultra-tailored denim skirt and pant suits. One of the most versatile fabrics out there, you can add a casual slant with denim accents like sleeves and lapels, or go top-to-toe denim for a bolder look. WWD has a great overview from the runways to give you plenty of ways to wear it.
One of the quirkiest accessories to emerge from the catwalks this season, the hood is surely the most daring way to keep those spring showers at bay. While it’s a look that won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s a fresh new headwear alternative for hat-lovers, and a very-2013 update of the retro headscarf. Wear it as a standout statement a la Yigal Azrouel, or loosen up with a Nicholas K style for a chic new way to wrap up.
Last year’s spring season saw popping colour return to the runways, and this year rich shades are still the way forward, only this time around the key lies in the fabric. Leather was given an eye-catching colour makeover at Lucian Matis and Proenza Schouler, giving us a whole new way to incorporate our favourite popping shades. Add just one bold leather item to your collection this season and you’ll instantly give your whole spring wardrobe a lift.