Saturday, August 24, 2013

Autumn/Winter 2013 Fashion Trends: A Guide

 Hello Lovelies! How's the weekend going? I'm getting ready for school, a new semester begins barely a week from now, it's been a good holiday so far, though i still want more holiday ;)
 So, while we are not ready to ditch summer clothes yet because summer has not ended, we can not deny the fact that summer's end is quite near and Autumn/winter 2013 shopping period is here. Guess what's back for A/W13 - Punk!(even better this time) also more androgynous fashion: boyish suits, oversized coats, etc..colors/prints clash, full midi skirts (to keep in touch with our femininity ;) ) and more. You must have seen most of these trends on the runways, fashion blogs/sites and magazines.
 The good thing about personal style is that one can pick up any trend even the most rebellious and give it a totally different look without looking like a clown or box of color paints.

Tartan got a punk update, this time the classic prints are looking even more beautiful. They aren't just for the scottish. I like Tartan prints and i was even more excited when i saw them on the zara site for their autumn/winter campaign. Besides Zara, there are lots of stores with beautiful tartan items.
zara autumn/winter campaign, zara tartan coats, tartan trend
Zara A/W13 campaign
You can go all out and grunge tartan prints up with leather. I'm currently craving this Midi Skirt. I like how feminine skater skirts looks but i'm yet to own one, i'm still a bit skeptical about the fitting.tartan skater skirt, a/w13 trend, tartan trend
Wearing tartan with plain separates is a good way to tone it down. I love that they can be in different styles so there's something for everyone: varsity jackets,harem pants,court shoes, etc. I like these..
tartan bomber jacket, tartan harem trousers, tartan trend
Bomber Jacket                                                                                                       Harem Trousers

tartan midi skirts, tartan trend a/w13 trend
Pleated Midi Skirt                                                                                                        Green Tartan Midi
tartan booties, tartan pointed toe heel, tartan satchel, tartan flat shoe
From Top Left: Tartan Pointed Heel,  Tartan Satchel,  Tartan Flat Shoe,  Tartan Bootie

Go hell for Leather!
 The leather trend/wet look has been making waves in the fashion world for sometime now. Celebrities like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, etc have been spotted on leather outfits. While some leather pieces look tacky to me,some look really lovely and wearable. i ordered a skirt(now sold out) some weeks back from asos but i'm yet to receive it..can't wait! Some pieces i like..
leather look skater skirt, leather look body con skirt, leather look pencil skirt, leather trend
Wet Look Skater Skirt                                                                                        Leather look pencil skirt
leather dungaree, leather harem trousers, leather bottoms trend
Leather Look Dungaree                                                                                  Wet Look Harem Trousers

Donatella Versace's take on Punk which she called Vunk
versace on a/w13 runway, versace leather outfit
You could style your punk however suits you.

Oversized Coats And Androgynous Shoes
zara oversized coats and androgynous shoes autumn/winter collection
Zara A/W13 Campaign
The Lightweights... Love their prints
oversized womens coats
Check Boyfriend Throw On Coat                                                                                  Geo Pattern Coat
Black Boyfriend Coat                               Beige Coat                               Houndstooth Coat

nichole richie in a crop shirt,leather pants and androgynous shoes
Nicole Richie Rocking  Leather  Pants And Androgynous Shoes 
Some androgynous shoes i found interesting..
androgynous women shoes
From Top Left: Tan Chelsea Boot,   White Chelsea Boots,   Flatform Loafer,   Leather Slipper Shoe 

The New Punk also includes Color/Prints Clash as seen on the runways.
From Antonio Marras Collection


colorful printed sweaters and jumpers
Leopard Print Cardigan                                                                          Rose Jumper
Polka Dots Sweater                             Blue Striped Sweater

Punk aside, colorful prints are beautiful! For eg. the popular asos wiggle dresses still selling hot.
asos wiggle dresses
Asos Wiggle Dress in Wallpaper Print                                                        Asos Wiggle Dress In Stripe Print
My last outfit post here featured a colorful printed pant (if you haven't seen it yet)

Another A/W13 trend is The Full Midi Skirt. They might be A/W13 trend but the truth is that they can be worn anytime all year round,styled differently.
full midi skirts on the runway
As seen on the runways
full midi skater skirts
From Top Left: Navy Midi Skirt,  Pink Midi Skirt,  Orange Midi Skirt,  Cobalt Midi Skirt

Fashion Trends change all the time,the key to a great style is being able to piece together great outfits from old and/or new trends; girlish/womanly or boyish/manly, richly-colored or pale..whatever works best for you. Remember to stay warm!

Have a lovely weekend
xx!

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