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Latest Fashion for Spring/Summer 2013
Spring/Summer Collections 2013
Spring is here and Paris Fashion Week's catwalks were lit up with all the latest from the top designers from all over the world. It's official, black is back! Designer Alber Elbaz for Lanvin excelled again with his collection of tuxedo shifts, asymmetrical vests, space age tunics, jump suits, wide jackets teamed with baggy trousers all in black, white and gunmetal grey. He came out tops with the reinvention of his signature menswear-inspired suits and beautiful jewel toned dresses. Deep slits were in and dresses, trousers and tops dazzled with sparkle. The look was strong, contempory and sexy. Another winning collection from Alber (see his amazing creations on the catwalk at the Paris Fashion Show for Spring/Summer 2013 in the video below).
Pretty jewel colors for dresses and tops. Strong asymmetrical shapes in black, grey and teamed with white. Strong necklines and silky fabrics. Trousers that reached just above the ankle teamed with wide jackets and all-in-one tuxedo trouser suits. Bold jewelry and accessories rocked the look. Heels are a must this season, especially with ankle straps.
Classic cut trousers
Every wardrobe needs a couple of pairs of well cut, tailored trousers in this season's latest ankle skimming length. These look very smart for daytime workwear worn with a fitted shirt or tunic, but can also be teamed with a fashionable, sparkly top to take you through to any social occasion.
Glamorous 80's inspired shirts look great with skirts or just above the ankle fitted trousers. Silky, chiffon and cotton shirts with sparkle were hot with designers this season. Glam shirts can add chic to any casual outfit. These look great with long elegant skirts or classic trousers.
Little Black Dress
This has been reinvented and making a big comeback in the Spring and Summer seasons. Look out for dresses, tops and tunics with deep slits, slash necks and with little or no sleeves.. The classic lbd, can be worn with nothing but a tan or fine tights, high strappy sandals and chunky jewelry for a high fashion look or dressed up with embellished gold pieces.
Black cotton, silk and dark metallic fabrics give a smooth, sexy look
Big Asymmetrical jackets that taper in at the waist give a stylish look to this season's favorite pieces. They can be two toned in black and white or simply black. Trouser suits are back with a bang, and Alber's signature male-inspired trousers and suits were a big hit on the catwalk. They looked best worn alone or with a fine camisole. The epitome of chic and elegance.
Lanvin Spring/Summer 2013 Runway Show - Paris Fashion Week
Gladiator strappy sandals were popular on the catwalks, with straps wrapping round the ankles and legs to below the knee. Silver, White, tan and black were some of the favorite colors. Wedges have been given some alternative twists and come in all shapes and sizes from plain daytime wear to quirky evening wear. Check out some of the favorite shoes on the link below.
Stylish Black Heels
Every girl needs a pair of sexy, black or metallic grey heels to pull together her Spring and Summer outfits. Wear your high heels with this season's shapely pencil skirts, long skirts/dresses, evening dresses and trouser suits. Heels make your legs look slimmer and look great worn with patterned tights or fishnets or bare legs (as long as they're tanned).
Boots are still poplular, but this season they should be high heeled and elegant ankle boots to set off this years fashion. Worn with A line silky shift dresses, straight skirts and the latest trouser suits or jump suits make a glamor statement. Oh so cool!
Shoes, shoes, shoes
Purchase a few pretty scarves in this season's latest colours to complement your essential and classic pieces for an up-to-the-minute fashion boost. Chunky beads, pearl strings with bows, hair accessories, chunky bangles and big earrings are all ways you can show off your classic and fashion pieces to their best. Be creative and enjoy mixing and matching colors, fabrics and accessories to create your own individual look.
Fashion should be fun, no matter what age or size you are, you can use color and style to make your own personal statement, so be bold and create a look you love and learn to express yourself through fashion.