Category Archives: 2013 Trends

Out With the Old … In With the New TRENDS … (Part 1)

“The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration.”

— Karl Lagerfeld

I’M BACKKKKKKKK!!!! That’s right for those of you who thought I was buried 6 feet under… guess again… i’m are alive, kicking, and ready to show you the 2013 Spring trends!

It’s been nearly two months since I’ve last blogged due to exams, plus stores have LITERALLY just cleared out all the sale crap so now we can look forward to new trends (JIZZ IN MY PANTS!)

So here is what i’m going to do… write a long BORING list of what kind of things to expect in 2013  BLAH BLAH BLAH, and then show you guys how to wear it (the fun part!). To top it off i’m going to mix my best-dressed Grammy 2013 outfits, with some of the trends..

I know everyone has price limits and all that Jazz, so i’m are giving you different brands/sites for both sexes. Let’s get this show on the RUNWAY…CAN I GET A WHATTT WHATTTT!

xo. Faux Fur (that’s right you PETAbots no need to throw red over this fashion trend … its FAUX and FABULOUS)

xo. Luxe Leather

xo. Short Suits

xo. Monochrome is on all of the catwalks this season, from Alexander Wang to Topshop it’s time to Cruella Deville yourself up in HERE! The first outfit is for all the BALLERS out there with extra cash to splash. It is available on Net-A-Porter , from the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection. This stunning dress can be dressed up or down with footwear and accessories. This dress is perfect as it highlights your waste and has a slight flare at the bottom (for all of you whose New Year’s resolutions went down the drain, this dress will hide those extra pounds you haven’t shifted yet .) The second outfit is designed by Osman Yousefzada, 17 Grammy winner Beyonce looks ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS in a (what you Americans call it) Pantsuit. Beyonce pairs her outfit with matching black accessories. The final item is a combined coat from Zara, this coat is what I call timeless chic .  To emphasise the monochrome… remember FASHIONBOTS less is more, so take a tip from the Queen B herself, and pair your monochrome with simple accessories and footwear!

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xo. Capes (not the batman and robin kind of capes, think chic.) I j’adore capes and guess what… it’s unisex this season… that means guys and gals you can both wear capes.

xo. Flat and Low heels are back in business! Think 90s, 90210, from dainty ankle straps to cylindrical heels.  The first and second pair of magnifique Nicholas Kirkwood flats can be found on Net a Porter. The orange suede heel, compliments the pattern on the shoe making it… QUIRKY.

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The second Kirkwood pumps with a purple triangular heel, with a dash of lime are this seasons STATEMENT SHOES. These shoes have the power to rule the world… (not literally but Shoe the world… has a ring to it right?)

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The final pair are from ASOS, these heels will always finish your outfit making it Mrs. Boombastic say me fantastic touch me in my back he says I’m Mrs Romantic.

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The great thing about these flat and low heels are THEY ARE BASICALLY FLAT! This means comfortable footsteps. One step for man one leap for mankind.

xo. Stripes are back again (but be careful, stripes do not suit everyone!) The Striped top is designed by RED Valentino. Teamed with a colourful pair of jeans, with (hint FLAT AND LOW HEELS) will leave you looking extraordinaire.

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The dress is from a Newlook concession, its figure-hugging bodycon material is REEM and everyone will be well JEL (The only way is Essex???) and  you will be drowned in compliments. Ohhh shutttt upp!!!

xo. Bomber Jackets

xo. Neon/Bright Colours (I don’t know what I’ve been told… Neon are mighty BOLD!)

xo. Velvet (NOOOO not Morticia from the Addams Family velvet… but more like… a RED velvet cake…. and everyone loves a bit of cake!) This leads us on to the next trend…

xo. RED <<< NEW SEASON COLOUR ALERT (Rust, Rose, Ruby, Scarlet, Dark Red… need I say more.)

xo. Peekaboo Pieces You may or may not be thinking what on earth… peekaboo…. I call it peekaboob. It basically means wearing items of clothing (mainly dresses) that give us a peek of your boo… not literally… but these dresses leave little to your imagination. Kelly Rowland modelled a Peekaboo dress by designer Azzedine Alaïa at the Grammys 2013. You can find a similar Peekaboo dress on the Topshop website (pictured below.)

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xo. Oriental from Prada to River Island stunning Japanese silhouettes and oriental floral prints will be blossoming this spring. Expect to see them everywhere! The first dress is from Emilio Pucci. The dragon Motif is brilliant, as it emphasises this trend. I would pair it with Flat or low heels and a plain black clutch. The second item is an oversized Kimono from river Island, this oriental trend will help to brighten up your spring wardrobe.

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xo. Futuristic Chic which includes Shiny leathers, metallic striped statement bottoms. Metallic shoes, glittered panels, metal toe caps, metal heels. Metallic accessories and jewelled clutches (Don’t go futuristic overkill…. or you will look like the TINMAN FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ!)

Well that’s it for now FASHIONBOTS…  all the boring stuff out of the way… keep posted for a new post VERY VERY SOON…. Until next time

 Remember it’s not always about the brand, if you have style you can conquer all!

Au revoir for now!

#LaBeautéDansVous

xo

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Out With the Old… in With the New… TRENDS (Part 2)

A trend that ALL of you will LOVE… (EVERYONE WILL PROBABLY HATE) and won’t follow through with, is the new ‘Megging’ trend. What are meggings you may ask? Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and even Lenny Kravitz…  celebrities… rock them?  Men + leggings = MEGGINGS! We know it sounds crazy… we mean MEGGINGS… come on… but think about it… guys nowadays wear skinny jeans so tight it can affect their male region… so why not go out in style/comfort in a pair of … MEGGINGS. WE DON’T KNOW HOW WE FEEL ABOUT THIS…

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The phrase stand out from the crowd has never been so wrong when it comes to our next trend … CAMOUFLAGE. It has not been seen since the tail-end of the 90s, but both designer and high street brands can’t get enough of this trend. We believe the best way to wear camouflage is through graphic t-shirts and coats.

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The t-shirt on the far left, is a lightweight cotton jersey t-shirt by Marc by Marc Jacob, which can be dressed up with a pair of black skinny jeans. The jacket on the far right is a Khaki Camo Field Jacket from TOPMAN.

Camouflage can also be added through the use of accessories, like a pair of Arthur George socks, DESIGNED BY THE LOVE OF MY LIFE Rob Kardashian, (Sharnie) a rucksack (which could be worn with a plain white tee and skinny jeans) and a camo beanie.

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A blazer is a fashion must have, this year update your wardrobe with a DOUBLE-BREASTED addition. After the recent London Men’s Fashion Week, its clear that the double-breasted blazer is going to be an item that can be worn throughout 2013, in both the classic style with a pair of matching trouser and as a standalone piece. C’mon even Justin Timberlake is singing about suits and ties … keep with the programme peeps.

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The blazer on the far left is a limited edition double-breasted blazer from River Island.  The navy colour means it can be worn as part of a casual ensemble with a pair of casual denim and brogues. The third blazer is a double-breasted cotton blend pique blazer by Paul Smith. Its single double-breasted button give it an elegant formal look which can add a touch of class to any occasion.

Graphic t-shirts are around every year, however different styles come in and out of fashion. This season stick to t-shirts with STRIPES, SLOGANS and FLORAL PRINTS. Below are 5 t-shirts which we believe highlight these trends.

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Here are just a few t-shirts that are available from both designers and high street brands. We believe that the ‘geek’ slogan t-shirt that is available from TOPMAN and many other stores is to over worn, so why not go for this ‘Why’ floral print t-shirt. Our favorite t-shirt in this collection is the t-shirt in the center of the top row. I (Kishan) actually own this t-shirt, and believe that the HappyChap design by Raymond Mfon, who we believe is one to watch, is simplistic yet affective. So affective that Ed Sheeran and Delilah have both been pictured wearing his designs. WATCH THIS SPACE and fly with MFON!

Advancements in technology are now being translated into fashion, with this new trend. LIGHTWEIGHT COATS are going to be featured in many designer and high street brands lines from the front end of 2013. Using lightweight hi-tech material jackets can add to those formal and casual looks. The lightweight technical fabric packaway trench coat below by Burberry, can work as part of a casual look, as shown in the photo or it can be worn with a classic shirt, tie and pair of smart trousers. This spring look will have you looking so FRESH AND SO CLEAN CLEANNNNNN!

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SHORTS are always going to be a hit during spring/summer (OR WHENEVER IT STOPS SNOWING/RAINING), however this year guys, lets not go for super-short shorts, and instead go for shorts that are closer to knee length.

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The shorts on the left are by Dolce and Gabbana, the smart tailored cut means these shorts are versatile enough to be worn in a casual look with a simple t-shirt, and as part of a more tailored look with a shirt and double-breasted blazer. The pair of shorts on the right are from River Island. The light brown colour makes them perfect for any summer getaways, which the smart cut makes them perfect to dress up for a formal look.

P.S. This is to the guys reading this, one trend that hasn’t and should never be seen in 2013 is the GILET. I (Kishan) hate them, they are the most over worn piece of clothing around atm, and as well as shamballas (according to sharnie if you own one of these bracelets you should be shot off the face of the earth…. MAJOR FASHION NONO!!) these all should be left in 2012.

Well that’s it for now FASHIONBOTS…  all the boring stuff out of the way… keep posted for a new post VERY VERY SOON…. Until next time

 Remember it’s not always about the brand, if you have style you can conquer all!

Au revoir for now!

#LaBeautéDansVous

xo

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