A while back, Emily asked me in a comment what the HOT trends were at the moment. In a subsequent comment, fellow blogger Anna described herself by saying “I’m basically an out of touch old person” – I would like to steal this as my new fashion motto, and preface any trend predictions with that phrase.
Gosh, what are the trends right now?
To be honest, I only halfheartedly follow the trends. It’s more like – I see something I like, or I try to fill a hole in my wardrobe. For example, I still want something baroque inspired – even though I know that was a bit 2012 (although in my defense I have seen baroque items in store here in Dunedin recently).
I also want a slouchy metallic jersey, jumper, a bit like this. Or something with a lot of texture.
But both of those are probably because we are about to go into Winter down here. Whereas in the northern hemisphere, I imagine you are fantasizing about spring and summer!
Another item I want is a corporate appropriate blouse. Specifically this particular blouse from ASOS that is no longer available. : (
I am also loving very full skirts. And the colour orange is moving up in my esteem (of course, my love for jewel tones will probably never die. Emerald [which is apparently the colour of the year according to Pantone], Magenta, royal blue, mustard/gold yellow… And now orange).
I’m also digging statement pendant necklaces. Again, ala Karen walker.
Ultimately, how you choose to follow (or lead!) fashion and style really has to be an individual choice. I am a bit anti-fashion at times. For example, denim and chambray are all the rage right now. Regardless, I refuse to wear a denim jacket, vest, top, shoes or dress (despite seeing a cute chambray dress on someone else the other day). I would suggest being selective about trends that you follow. Does the trend compliment your current style? Will it work in with your existing wardrobe? Will it look good on you (e.g. suitable for your body type, colouring, etc.)?
But on to some more general trends:
According to style.com, we get to look forward to punk, menswear fabrics, men’s coats, pastel coats, ridiculous fur and mid-century styles for Fall. I can barely contain my excitement (or my sarcasm). I imagine the punk theme is the continuation of the stud trend that we had been seeing for quite some time. I did surprise myself by eyeing up this jersey at Witchery the other week, but that is probably as far as I will go.
Here are some of my fave looks from Fall RTW ’13
Here are a few of the trends that I think will continue or you can be on the lookout for:
- Proportion (e.g. skinny jeans and tunics or oversized tops/jackets).
- Ankle boots
- Black and white
- 80s styles (much to my dismay!)
- 1920s styles (think Downton Abbey, and of course, the Great Gatsby is coming out soon as well – think hats, pleats, long skirts, etc)
- Bold prints, conversation prints, photo prints – prints prints prints!
- Short dresses (knee length and above)
A few trends where I question their longevity (or can’t wait to see the end of):
- Galaxy print (I loved this trend when I first saw it, but now it’s everywhere!)
- Spiked shoes (they will be around for a bit longer but hopefully not much!)
- Bodycon skirts and dresses (I must be getting old, but will this never go away?!)
- Playsuits (they always look great in the marketing photos, but not real life)
- Pin-up style
- Maxi dresses (you know, the summery ones)
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These are all just my thoughts at this moment. I’m no expert. And as you know, fashion is always changing so I expect that next week I’ll feel differently! I hope I don’t offend anyone [I only say this as I started following a blog then read a post about skinny jeans and how they needed to be this and that pastel colour and not dark colours and I disagreed so much that I stopped following the blog].
Also, if you are interested to see some Australasian fashion, check out the Aussie fashion week Street Style photos here.
What were your fave looks from above? Any thoughts on upcoming trends? Dying trends? What trend do you wish would just disappear of the face of the Earth?