Horizontal stripes give off a very casual summer vibe.Along with stripes, there have been a lot of checks in the styling on my shoots. Checkered shirts, pants, accessories and sometimes even entire looks from top to bottom based on the check or square were apparent. As with the horizontal stripe, the check can also be tricky to incorporate into your wardrobe but for a timely fashion statement you will want to be sure to consider what checked look works best for you.
Check in texture.Two other strong print trends in the season that caught my eye were outfits that were reminiscent of Hawaiian/tropical shirts and looks with prints that were Eastern-inspired, particularly from Japan. In fact, this season’s print shirts themselves look like they’re going to be a huge trend. When it comes to shape and cut, stand out trends for me this season are the ruffles, pleats and reconstructed kimono.
Reconstructed KimonoRuffles are found everywhere from the more common placement on the neckline and cuffs to the along the waistline. While pleats are prominent on a number of the must-have S/S 13 dresses and skirts.
Over-sized ruffles and unconventional pleats.As a photographer, one of the great joys about shooting Spring Summer looks is all the color to work with and this 2013 season is flush with strong colors! It would be good for you to take note that the pantone color of the year for 2013 is Emerald so adding a little green to your wardrobe would be on the mark for being in trend. Other colors that mark the S/S 13 season are strong reds and blues (cobalt blue, in particular) which I personally like along with yellows, pastels, orange, fuchsia, coral, mint, grey and for tone neutrals as well as high contrast of black and white.
Neutrals inspired by art.Seasonal trends are not always for everyone. You definitely need to see what works for you but I am sure any fashionista enjoys the process of updating their wardrobe! I would be more then happy to see your choices for Spring Summer 2013 so feel free to share them with me on this page or on Twitter where I always welcome a good conversation on fashion, photography, art or design. 🙂 ~ Photography by Todd Anthony Tyler