That’s right guys, neon is back with a vengeance! After two or three seasons of neon and pastels, hopefully we’ve all learned to keep a few of each ready in our wardrobes in anticipation. If, like me, you threw away everything neon and claimed you wouldn’t wear it again; big mistake. Neon is probably best limited to accessories if you’re re-investing (think of your bank account!) but pastel colours will be in fashion longer – invest more in these than neon if you want long lasting style.
Snake print seems to have made a possible comeback after hiding in the grass for several years now; I feel like I’ve been brainwashed into buying it again – but I’m ok with that and you should be too! Perhaps try not to buy a million items of clothing in the same print, but invest in one or two statement pieces you can pull out when the mood strikes…
The word “monochrome” gets thrown about season after season, but with the heavy 60s influence on the runways it seems that this time it’s really gonna stick! The key to this year’s look is layers – layer up black and white items and don’t be scared of working monochrome patterns into your outfits to keep it interesting. Black and white doesn’t have to be boring if you use a little imagination!
Everything is cropped this year; t-shirts, hemlines, trousers. Whilst cropped trousers can easily look chic and sophisticated, crop tops are a little scarier! If you’re not keen on exposing your stomach so much then try layering them over longer tops instead – this is where you can work on your monochrome layers! Keep crop tops boxy and loose, rather than going for skin tight version. Cropped trousers are great, as they can be worked into any look, whether you’re in the office, around the house or on a night out – just add heels and jewellery where necessary! There are some great tips on working new trends for 2013 on the Monsoon Accessorize blog if you still need some inspiration.
*this post is written by +Rhiannon Davies .