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2013: New Year, New Trends

5…4…3…2…1… the clock strikes 12 and that outfit is done. It’s time to start making a new shopping list alongside your New Year’s resolutions ladies; let’s get excited! So what’s going to be hot for the big 1-3? Leather, lingerie, and contrasts to say the least – but I assure you – this year’s style calendar is unlike any other.

It’s Electrifying!

We’re bringing back the 80’s in 2013 – but that doesn’t mean go searching for your mom’s old pieces in the attic. This time around designers are bringing forward electric colours with spectacular style and tailoring, catered just to the spunky-fashion-forward women of 2013.

Around the World in 2013

Got that travel bug around this time of the year? Have somewhere new and exciting to go on your list of new year’s resolutions? Well, you’re just in luck. Get ready for the new globe trotter trend, blending in patterns, textiles, and styles from around the world into your closet. Incorporating Eastern European, Indian, and Chinese cultures into gorgeous pieces – start the year off finding the more “worldly” chic in you!

 

I’m Sexy and I Know It

This year, let the bedroom meet your closet (of course – only in the classiest way possible). Sheer fabrics, lace, and cut-outs are going to be more popular this year than ever, so prepare to see a variety of sexy pieces in every store window. Pair a sexy piece like this with timeless and classy accessories and you’re set with elegance – work it ladies!

 

Suit Up Ladies!

Well, we know Barney would approve (I’ll stop with the How I Met Your Mother references). Bring out that alpha female with the ultimate “woman-of-power” suit. Combining sexy with professional, these tailored suits are a staple of independence, fierceness, and chic. World domination for the ladies in 2013 – enough said.

 

Read Between the Lines

Going back to school in the New Year will have you reading between the lines like never before. Diagonals, stripes, and squares – just a few of the many variations of the upcoming line trend to watch out for. Designers like Oscar De La Renta, Marc Jacobs, and Pamella Roland have mastered the look with dresses, shirts, pants, and blazers. Known to give the “slimming effect”, vertical lines are perfect for contouring the body down in just the right places!

 

Catwoman? Bring it On.

A little leather never hurt anyone. Anne Hathaway in Batman this summer definitely set the sexy trend. Although we probably won’t be seeing head-to-toe leather cat-suits on the runway anytime soon, leather elements are an essential. Patches of leather, biker jackets, and embellished leather dresses are a must for the upcoming year. Perfectly versatile for both a daytime and nighttime look, just a few accessories and a quick change of makeup shades can take the ‘mall look’ to the ‘lounge look’ in just seconds.

 

Black or White? Try Both. 

It’s all about contrasting because it’s no secret that opposites attract. That tough decision as to whether you want to wear white or black is now solved in a moment. The black-and-white colour blocked trend is flaring down the runway to a closet near you. Creating that “clash effect”, the black-and-white look is bound to make heads turn. It really is the best of both worlds.

With all these new, exciting trends, what’s left to do? Start shopping ladies! The clock is ticking.

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