Spring 2013 trend
Tips for personal style
Band of Outsiders Carven Donna Karan
10 Crosby Derek Lam Elie Saab Gucci
Dolce & Gabbana Dior Erdem
It was irrefutable when different shades of blue splashed out the runways after our well-known designers presented their Spring 2013 collections. The color thus turned into one of the color trends—in a jiffy—nowadays, and you can visibly tell that the peaceful and soothing effect is largely propagated and practically accepted. However, before saying yes to this trend (and even to other color trends) you have to distinguish on how you will wear it depending on what style you own—less is more or more is more.
If you want an inconspicuous and unfussy look, then you’re a minimalist in this ongoing trend. The good thing about this style is going monochromatic—so you can wear a shift or empire-waist dress in royal blue.
One thing you must remember is that an uninterrupted color line creates a refined look and makes your stance appear slimmer. Another point that you can incorporate is that the color navy, or any dark shades, are the most slimming tones you can use.
Yet, even if you usually stick to one or two colors—like navy and white—you might want to add an extra hue that can match your mood to put in a little thrill. For instance, a pair of navy slim-cut pant in wool-silk can be paired with a white cotton v-neck t-shirt and a fuchsia cardigan sweater in cashmere. With this, keep in mind that wearing light and vivid colors will be your key to accentuate the parts of your body that you want to highlight.
In this manner, you will learn to consider that even if dark colors can give you a slender guise, light colors can brighten up your face, haul up your mood, and flaunt your individualism. So matching the darks and vibrants can result to balancing your figure because they lessen and highlight. Though, in combining light colors, you have to commit to memory that three colors can only be employed in any given outfit.
If you’re into embellishments, patterns, and prints,—or any other effects that can romanticize your outfit—then you are bound to clench this style. The most exciting idea about this fashion is to be playful about your look therefore it can be very lively and full of fun.
In this kind of style, you have to bear in mind your size and the right color combinations because it really matters. Say for this trend, you have a sapphire printed dress. In this manner, you must think about the color of the prints for it should be lighter than the color of the background—which is sapphire. It’s sensible and appropriate, in that case, because the dimmer the background, the more slimming the design is.
If you’re petite, then the right prints for you are teeny, low-contrast prints since it would be flattering for your figure. When you are tall individual, then you can pull of larger prints with more contrast. However, if you want to look thin on your outfit, I would suggest that you should look for bigger prints but only in light-contrast motifs or diagonal patterns. If you’re into stripes, it would be best to prefer vertical lines to achieve the elongating result.
Along these methods, if you have already identified your style and how to wear this trend, the only thing that you shouldn't miss to instill is the right confidence and good posture, because if not, no matter how fashionably-groomed you are, the end result would be misgiving.