2013 spring and summer fashion trends

Last week I shared Phoebe’s take on the trends that will be big in weddings in 2013.

There’s a lot of common ground between wedding styling and fashion.

So what are the big trends we’re likely to be wearing this year?

I’ve taken a look back at the styles seen at the SS13 fashion weeks – both on the street and the catwalk.

Today I’m picking out some of the key trends and those we’re beginning to see hitting the high street. In coming weeks I’ll also be blogging the trends I’ll be avoiding, and the ones I might try to DIY.

What will we be wearing in 2013?

• Stripes

Thick, bold and preferably monochrome.

Marc Jacobs Spring summer 2013 bold stripes

bold monochrom stripes SS13 fashion week street style

Monochrome bag at Balenciaga SS13

h&m black and white striped top £7.99

Zara black and white striped blazer £79.99

(sources: Marc Jacobs SS13 from Le Blow; street style via Elle; Balenciaga via Elle; striped top, H&M, £7.99; striped blazer, Zara, £79.99)

 • Prints

Especially floral and geometric, in bold and clashing colours.

Geometric print and bold colours backstage at Marc Jacobs SS13

Floral prints at Paul and Joe SS13

Geometric black and white wedge sandals spring summer 2013 street style

SS13 prints at Holly Fulton

(sources: backstage at Marc Jacobs via Dazed Digital; Paul & Joe at New York Fashion Week via Elle; street style, via Elle; Holly Fulton via Handbag.com)

 • Feminine and floaty

A modern take on 1920s styles, sheer fabrics, ruffles and pastel colours create this delicate and elegant look.

Cacharel at Paris fashion week Spring summer 2013

Pastel leather at Mulberry SS13(source: Cacharel at Paris fashion week, via fashionising.com; pastel leather at Mulberry, via Company)

• Metallics

Remember this was a big trend in weddings too? But in fashion, as well as the obvious – gold, silver and bronze – any colour is updated with a metallic or iridescent twist.

Metallics at Burberry SS13

Jonathan Saunders SS13

Emma Cook for Topshop print party dress

 (sources: Burberry at London fashion week via Huffington Post; Jonathan Saunders SS13; print party dress, Emma Cook at Topshop, £140)

• 1960s

Louis Vuitton led the way. More geometric and graphic prints, checks, plenty of white and splashes of yellow.

60s style backstage at Louis Vuitton spring summer 2013 Paris fashion week

(source: backstage Louis Vuitton, Paris fashion week, via fashionising.com)

• Tribal

Bright colours, patterns, headscarves and big jewellery.

Spring 2013 trend - tribal headband and earrings seen at Dolce and Gabbana

 (Dolce & Gabbana, seen at Milan fashion week)

• Masculine tailoring

By far the most covetable example was Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent suits. But in general, as I’m hardly ever out of them, I welcome the trousers-everywhere-trend. Mostly straight and slightly cropped. Better get perfecting those ankles.

Saint Laurent spring 2013

(Saint Laurent via Style.com) 

• Sporty

We’re just not ready to give up the glory of the London Olympics just yet. Appropriately enough, Stella McCartney – who designed the triumphant team GB’s kit – stamped her authority all over this subject. If nothing else, you’re likely to wear trainers with everything.



What do you think? Are there any of these trends you can’t wait to try out?

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