While you’re layering up for the fall, the catwalk is undressing down to sheer shirts, high-waist shorts, and high-rise slits. It also looks like Spring is taking notes from two of our favourite movies, Beetlejuice and Gladiator. Here are the top ten trends to look forward to from New York, Paris, Milan and London.
The crop top proves to be a hit every summer, and next year, the variety is expanding – say hello to crop sweaters. If you can’t keep your torso warm, you might as well cover up your arms, right?
Keep your eyes locked on stripes – designers are taking inspiration from the dead and bringing an edgy take on Tim Burton.
Sheer is in, and it’s sexy. Here’s a cover-up that doesn’t hide anything at all – rather, it peeks at everything underneath, and the colour contrast looks impeccable against all skin tones.
WRAPPED, HIGH SLIT SKIRT
Ladies, take your favourite pencil skirt and cut a slit in the center because the high slit skirt is the new mini-skirt. Just like the sheer top, a little peek-a-boo goes a long way.
SHORT-SLEEVE COLLARED SHIRT
Here is how preppy looks like for next spring – classic, collared, and perfect for the warm weather.
Unlike the sharp, pointy sleeves made popular by Lady Gaga, the runway has taken a step back from geometric, and borrows a more organic shape from cocoon.
We know how much you love those Levi’s high-waist denim shorts, but the catwalk forecasts bright, solid or pattern shorts to go flawlessly with your crop jacket.
And yet, another type of shirt that peeks underneath. Just imagine this look with a bra underneath, and this might just be the new lace.
The mid-length shorts are like the summer version of the crop pant – they’re an odd length, but we love this trend because it’s just as versatile as your favourite pair of jeans. You can easily wear this styled with t-shirt and sneakers for the day, and throw on a pair of heels at night.
Sandal + Boot. It’s the ultimate combination between the gladiator sandal and the knee-high boot. We can already tell this will be the #1 accessory to your first spring/summer 2013 outfit.