The New York Fashion Week – the most important trends for spring / summer 2013

The most important trends for spring / summer 2013 – Prints

Patterns remain important, but are used more subtle than in previous seasons. Nevertheless, the wallpaper look still works. It comes to prints from head to toe.

Parka, jacket or biker jacket

That makes you cool girlish looks like TIBI, where minimalist denim vests were pulled over pale yellow mini dresses. Sporty or classic looks, pleated skirts and blouses


The colour of the moment is still “Tangerine” and is a rich, bright orange – now officially the successor of the hip this summer. This works like the all-over floor-length dresses by Carolina Herrera or as a highlight colour in an otherwise plain outfit like Victoria Beckham and Rodarte.


In summer, the revival finally shows its friendly side: Marc Jacobs’ striped trousers. Phillip Lim sent dresses on the catwalk, allowed as a direct throwback flannel shirt knotted at the waist.

Shorts + blouse + blazer

Shorts are a great alternative to rock – blouses and blazers take them to the beach flair and trim them even on office and party. You have to try; it even works with denim shorts! Tommy Hilfiger did it the other way around and he combined classic blazer with Bermuda shorts.

XXL sleeves

Eye-catching wide sleeves. Whether the signs of inspiration now comes from the Japanese kimono as Osman or bishop robes like Mary Katrantzou – XXL sleeves are very important in the coming summer.

Fashion Trends 2013: How to find out what you really need

Do not overlook the fashion trends for 2013. Today Peplum tops are announced, tomorrow it is fringed jackets, tomorrow colourful prints, stripes or patterns as and monochromatic outfits. What are the reports from fashion magazines of all countries of the hot new trends for the coming seasons?How do you decide whether a particular trend perhaps belongs in your wardrobe? I like the trend. I find it aesthetically pleasing.

This is of course is the basic requirement. Even if it is actually of course, but it should be mentioned at this point. If you do not like floral prints or other patterns, you do not wear it!

The trend toward my colour type

If a so-called trend, colour does not match your colour type: Hands off! Stick to the base and accent colours of your perfect wardrobe. Of course, you can replace a colour from your colour spectrum to another.

The trend toward my figure type

With trends that have to do with certain cuts and silhouettes, it is quite simple. If the garment at an unfavourable place for your body proportions too much volume, it is too tight or showing too much skin, you do not need it. The same goes for patterns that draw attention to an unfavourable body zone.

With the variety of fashionable shapes, colours, patterns and fabrics, there are probably many things that you could wear. However, but the question is which of these makes you look particularly good?

For example, transparent materials could be used to conjure the optimum cut out shape without showing too much skin. Find any clear purpose for a trend; it cannot help to make you look slimmer, fresh, elegant or otherwise advantageous.

Do you really need extra clothing in your closet?

Do you think that something is missing? For example, the perfect outfit for special occasions in your life. If you have outdated outfits, they could replace or refresh with a trend piece?Run new trends into your wardrobe, so to renovate your look and the new parts to be combined perfectly with your existing clothes.

Fashion clothes: The Stripes

They are everywhere: clothing with stripes this spring are not an integral part of the collections of fashion designers. Particularly striking that the striped look of the timeless fashion classics like striped shirt, striped blouse, sweater in navy or pinstripe suit style, has clearly emancipated. Whether it blazer, coat, pants, summer or evening gown – make thin, wide, vertical, horizontal and diagonal stripes pattern before any garment more grip.

Then, more urgent the question arises how can you implement the striped look best for your figure?

Stripes make you fat.

Right. However, not always … Stripes are quite striking and in many cases very high-contrast pattern, which – like all strong pattern – drawing attention to themselves.

You should therefore carefully consider what body areas you want to attract more attention. Vertically fine strips can even develop a stretching effect. Therefore, clothing with pinstripes in the right place are quite figured beneficial. Conclusion:Pants, skirts, blazers and dresses with pinstripes – as fine, vertical stripes on a dark background – are easily portable for women.

High contrast, wide stripe pattern, you should apply generally only as voluptuous woman slim body zones or as accents, for example wear collar or seams on shoes, bags and scarves.

Stripes can lengthen or broaden areas of the body.

Our eye tends to follow lines. This means that horizontal stripes make the eye from left to right (and back again) scan the width of each body part. Vertical lines lead the eye to the body up and down slides and emphasize the length or height of the corresponding body part.

So either the horizontal or the vertical lines of the figure are accentuated. Here, the eye rests preferably on wide strips.Conclusion:To a lean body that you want to highlight, you also can apply horizontal bands.If you want to put an optical counterweight to the lower body, do the wide, horizontal stripes placed, for example, at the hem of a skirt. If you have a long torso, wider, horizontal stripes can visually shorten this. In addition, large women can use it to look smaller.