December 19, 2012

5 Trend Predictions for 2013


While looking ahead to 2013, I'd like to make a few predictions about major fashion trends. Some we're already seeing the blossoming of so hold on... they'll be around at least another two seasons. Here are my 5 trend predictions for the coming year:


1. '90s in full force. This trend is slowly trickling from the streets to the runways. We saw hints of it on the Spring 2013 runways but by 2013 it will be in full force. Fashion is a cycle and we tend to get nostalgic about past decades. However, we were stuck in the '80s for quite awhile so I'm glad we're moving on to a new decade. I'm not glad that the decade I grew up in is now "retro" because that means I'm old (lol!). But, I predict we'll all be wearing flannel shirts around our waists in no time.

2. Layering won't just be for fall. Chris Benz featured many of these looks for his Spring 2013 collection. It is definitely keeping within the '90s theme of never having enough layers. But I predict we'll see more ladies wearing jeans with dresses in the spring and definitely going in to the fall of 2013.

3. Emerald. Pantone has announced that Emerald green is the color of 2013. There were a lot of garden and nature influences on the runways along with the sea. I think because 'global warming' is going to be a major issue that our country needs to discuss (especially after Hurricane Sandy) that designers are paying homage to this beautiful green planet that we're quickly losing. However, retailers have discussed how green is one of the least popular colors so it will be interesting to see how far this trend will go.

4. Turbans out. Headpieces in. Head jewelry not only represents exotic cultures it also harkens back to a decade of great decadence and art rival - the 1920s. The highly anticipated Great Gatsby revival is being released in 2013 and designers are already being influenced by that flapper-esque style. Chanel featured decadent head jewelry in their Pre-Fall 2012 collection (pictured in the main photo) and fashionable celebrities like Nicole Richie have been sporting the style. I talked about my love of this trend already; however, I think it's going to grow in size. I think it took awhile to take off because were hesitant and weren't sure they could pull off such a bold statement.

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5. Bondage. Women are feeling empowered. After the 2012 election where we reclaimed the rights to our bodies and told politicians "hands off" - 2013 will be the year of the powerful woman. Leather was a big trend in 2012 but that trend will only continue to grow in to more bondage-inspired pieces. Body harnesses and bondage inspired heels are already being worn by fashion's elite. It was in the '90s that Elizabeth Hurley wore that famous Versace safety pin dress so now we'll be seeing our starlets wearing body harnesses on the red carpet.

What trends are you looking forward to wearing in 2013? 

10 comments:

  1. Emerald is my birth stone so I'm kinda excited to hear it's the color of 2013 :)

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    1. Oohh very nice! Mine is peridot which is green as well but I don't like it haha

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  2. Not too excited for 90's fashion but really excited for emerald and headpieces!

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    1. Aw really? You seem to have a little 90s flare ;) Can't wait to see you in a fab headpiece!

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  3. I live all the green dresses and the domina stuff;) Thanks for posting the spread and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

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  4. I so do not think enough time has passed since the 90s for the 90s to come back. And what's with people being like oh that's so vintage. Not yet. Or better yet not ever...

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    1. lmao I know... I'm not ready to admit the 90s are retro. Saved by the Bell seems like just yesterday :)

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  5. The last three are amazing but 90's grunge? Please no!! Thanks for this fun post and happy New Year!
    xo
    Sharon

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  6. Emerald green is an amazing shade! Love the photo of Elie Saab's dresses!!

    http://fashionscanner.onsugar.com/Style-Your-Favourite-Celebrities-2013-Awards-Season-26476567

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