It’s 2013. We’re all excited about seeing the top trends for 2013 and who is wearing who. What are the big things to watch out for this year? We’re all waiting with baited breath, right?
I thought long and hard about this and wondered what the style and fashion experts thought about new fashion resolutions for 2013. What do THEY see as a big trend to watch? I thought I would ask the expert. I tweeted Nina Garcia, the Creative Director of Marie Claire Magazine and Project Runway Judge, for an answer.
Of course that is a FABULOUS idea! Why don’t we make trends instead of following them? Great. Now.. how do we do this?
First, we can’t just go wild with putting random things together… being outrageous…. trying to “invent” something. That will look like a big-hot-mess. What we need to do is find things that work. Find things that make sense. Find things that are polished and new versions of what already has proven to be successful. And we need to remember the golden rule – dress for your body shape.
A Few “Making Trends” Guide Lines:
1. Flaunt it – based on your body shape. Find out if you are a triangle, pear, etc… then EMBRACE that shape. Don’t dress for any-other-shape-than-your-own.
2. On vay-cay? Check out the local styles and buy some items that are indigenous to that culture.
3. Opposites attract. If every-single-person is wearing rounded toe ballet flats, mix it up and do the opposite (in a classy way)… Why not try for a pointy toe or something along those lines. Stand out in the crowd – but make sure you rock the look.
4. Wear the new with the old. Keep your foundation pieces in tact while adding in one new spark to your wardrobe. Wear your favorite piece of jewelry from your grandmother with a new piece of jewelry.
5. Wear the subtle with the bold. Create a fabulous harmony between something easy-breezy with one WOW item. Maybe a crisp, white french-cuff button down shirt with something that speaks to you – add the two together for YOUR own look.
With a few of these guidelines, you can easily create a trend rather than follow one.