|Spring 2013 Cropped Top Trend: Alexander Wang// Louis Vuitton// Balmain|
1. Cropped Tops
You probably have already seen a majority of celebrities wearing their cropped tops in various events, such as Selena Gomez and Katy Perry showing off their structured figures. Overall, it may not be a trend fitted for everyone - very popular though - when it comes time to revealing abdominal skin. One thing I know is most probably don't give a damn. Enjoy at your convenience. That's all.
Alexander Wang made his white cropped top very playful and provocative at the same time, whilst Louis Vuitton's check mate and Balmain's denim top were quite different. I'd say Wang's top is worth the investment.
|Spring 2013 Ruffles Trend: Gucci// Balenciaga// Givenchy|
Ruffles this season should declare femininity; no drama. More than just sensual femininity, make them the protagonist of what you decide to wear. Just as a luxurious skirt, make those ruffles be worth millions. To achieve this goal, several trial and errors should occur to get the perfect one fit for a queen.
Gucci's spring collection was all about the ruffles - sophisticated and luxuriously effortless. Nicholas Ghesquiere's last collection for Balenciaga was a ruffled party. I have yet to see someone ordinary wearing this beautiful skirt above. Givenchy's inspired catholic roots added a soothing feel to its ruffles.
|Spring 2013 Suit Trends: Christian Dior// Saint Laurent// Stella McCartney|
3. Le Smoking
Dior and Saint Laurent's Spring collection have revolutionized the market of women's suits. Now women are looking more towards a suit as their secret weapon. Whether you decide to go fitted, classical, or relaxed - as long as you can work that smoking, you'll be the trendiest people of all. If you decide to wear nothing but the suit, make that thing work.
Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent showed one of the best luscious fitting jackets that only the house of YSL was once a legend of. Dior's creative director, Raf Simons' interpreted the feminine suits that were tailored impeccably, just as Mr. Christian Dior had once done when running his brand. Stella McCartney opted to present a slouchier version of the iconic smokings, giving it a more athletic and street style look.
|Spring 2013 Stripes Trend: Marc Jacobs// Dolce & Gabbana// Rachel Zoe|
I've lost the count of how many celebrities and streetstyle photographers have been shot in this trend. If you have seen it more than twenty times in different people, then it probably is something you should incorporate somewhere in your outfit to join the gang. Creativity and uniqueness is what counts in case you are not one of those who like to copy. Don't make those stripes boring. Make them scream.
Marc Jacobs certainly knew how to attract someone with stripes. Dolce & Gabbana sicilian traditional collection had a lovely statements to those vibrant, colorful stripes, whilst Rachel Zoe gave some statement to her pants.
|Spring 2013 Shorts Trend: DKNY// Alexander Wang// Nicole Miller|
5. Bermuda Shorts
More designers are feeling the sense to design menswear inspiration in women's collection. These shorts should definitely be worn with precaution in my opinion. Not blending in the right feminine elements will make you seem as a boy as I've seen in several around my neighborhood. Here is where creativity severely counts for many. Make them tough, but keep that womanly touch.
DKNY and Alexander Wang offered that tomboy appeal without leaving the feminine attitude. Details are what matter the most to achieve the look. Nicole Miller's look was more chic and relatable to most.
|Spring 2013 Gladiator Shoes Trend: Versace// Roberto Cavalli// Altuzarra|
6. Gladiator Heels
Any type of gladiator inspired shoes should be on the top of your list. You probably have already seen this at many retail stores if you shop occasionally. Whether you go luxury or affordable, you'll find one that best fits your budget - I assure you that.
Versace's gladiator heels will probably be one of the most trending heels for partywear, or more than that. What I found interesting about Roberto Cavalli's white heels were that although the shoes may have seemed simple for some, the closer details are worth everything just like Altuzarra's high heels.
|Spring 2013 Asian Influence Trend: Prada// Etro// Emilio Pucci|
7. Asian Influence
Prints and construction have had a major impact this spring on Asian cultures. Whether you go kimono, print, or origami, there will be something out there for you to indulge in.
Prada's Asian origami construction was by far one of the best collections for many. It may be bizarre for some, but that's just what Prada is. You have to experiment with it before you judge it. Etro's kimono print added spice to the trend, while Peter Dundas of Emilio Pucci dragon print dress spoke for itself; no construction needed.
|Spring 2013 Double-Slit Trend: Roberto Cavalli// Michael Kors// Fendi|
8. Double Slits are What Matter
It's not just about one slit, but two slits. The higher the slit the more provocative it'll be. You decide how far you want your slits to go.
If I had to state who would take the crown as the best double-slit dresses, I'd say with no doubt Roberto Cavalli. Vibrant silk prints, lace details, and craftmanship appeared delicate itself - made only for a woman. Michael Kors' navy number and Fendi's chic leather dress could be one of the outfits you may catch soon in other street style blogs.
|Spring 2013 Sheer Fabric Trend: Victoria Beckham// Alberta Ferretti// Valentino|
9. Sheer Here and There
If you're not familiar with sheer then you should be now. Sheer is not only a breathable fabric, but transparent and somewhat kinky. All I can say is that it's up to you if you want to layer an undershirt underneath your top. You could also invest in great quality dresses that work on the parts that should be covered in public.
If anyone knows how to make a woman feel curvy and seductive, it would be Victoria Beckham. Once again, she delivered another outstanding collection many women will emulate. You don't need much sheer when your dress fits well and shows a little skin here and there. Alberta Ferretti gave another interpretation of pure sheer. Sheer cannot only be sexy, it can also be delicate layered. And if you were looking for the perfect sheer shirt, Valentino has one for you - crisp white and intimate.
|Spring 2013 Digital Prints Trend: Prabal Gurung// Proenza Schouler// Mary Katrantzou|