Fashion Trends FW 2013/2014
(inspired by Harpers Bazaar, Style.com and InStyle magazine)
The trend for this fall and winter continues to be oodles of choice! Choice in silhouettes (over-sized and boxy; slouchy and relaxed; and classical, slimmer fits), choice in textures (big and fuzzy or fluffy; sequinned or be-jewelled; tweedy) and choice in colors (scarlet reds and orange-reds; pinks from blush to bright; greys and brown-taupes).
It really does help to have a good idea of the styles that suit your coloring, body proportions and personality. However, do be careful not to narrow your choices too much, or you may miss seeing ways to incorporate newer trends into your style!
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Is the skirt finally making a come-back? If the high street follows designer runway collections, then we should be seeing more variety in skirt styles, at last!
The new length is midi -- mainly between the knee and the fullest part of the calf (and this is certainly the most flattering version of this length for most women). There are still knee length options and minis available as well. The universally best length for most women is around knee length.
Skirt silhouettes include straight, tapered (pencil skirts), and flared. Along with the added variety in skirts we're seeing variation in hemlines, including asymmetrical and splits as well as the usual straight hemline.
Fabrics include leather, jersey, tartan, wool suiting fabrics, and tweeds.
There's also a lot more choice in pant styles than there has been in recent years. Look for relaxed fit, man-style cuts; tapered styles; slim-straight styles; wider-straight legs; and boot-cut.
The crop styles are still around too. Do make sure you wear these in a way that doesn't make your legs look disproportionally short, wear with boots in a similar color, for instance, and at least a bit of a heel. They can also work with a nude heel, when the hem of the pants is slim, or tapered.
It's still fine to keep wearing any skinny styles you already own. However, for longevity,perhaps best not to buy new skinny leg styles?
Grey, navy and chocolate brown make great alternatives to black as core, neutrals that go with everything.
If you like dresses, there are still plenty of choices in styles here too.
A dominant style for coats and jackets this fashion seaon is over-sized. However, even though the style is supposed to be larger, go for a size that is in keeping with your body scale.
I don't suggest that you adopt a whole theme for your outfits. Rather, look out for style elements that appeal to you and use them to express your personality. For example, you may like to add some punk style elements (see below) to add some strength to an otherwise feminine outfit, or if you have a high color contrast between your hair and your skin (such as dark hair and light skin) you might want to emphasize that contrast by choosing a red statement dress or top (from the heroine theme).
Here are just some of the main style themes this season:
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