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By William K Hill
Well, the Mayan’s were wrong, the world didn’t end, and thankfully we’re all still here and able to look forward to yet another year of exciting fashion. So, what trends can we expect to see in 2013? Luckily, there are a number of styles this season that lend themselves perfectly to a little urban twist. So, if you like to keep up with the latest trends, but also love rocking the streetwear look, check out four of the hottest which you’re guaranteed to see all over the place in 2013. And follow our tips about how to spice ’em up with a little urban flava.
– Shorts Suits
This is a trend worth getting very excited about. Shorts suits are so versatile as to be as perfect in the office, as they are in the bar for drinks after work. Pair one with some thick wooly tights, kitten heels and give the look an edge with a vintage-look men’s tweed jacket. Dunderdon have some great ones in their line right now, which are guaranteed to have you looking smart, sassy and sophisticated.
– Sporty Dresses
Sporty, skater-style dresses were hot last year and it seems that they’re going to enjoy yet another year in the fashion limelight. This is good news all round because this style of dress looks flattering on almost all body shapes. So, if you happen to have wide shoulders or curvy hourglass hips, the A-line will balance things out and create the perfect silhouette. Teaming one with colored tights and pumps keeps the look fun and flirty, without showing too much flesh. (It is still winter after all!) Vans have some great ones at the mo’ that come in a variety of styles and patterns. We especially love their slim red Hawaiians.
– Bermuda Shorts
We have waited so long for this magical moment to arrive, and now that it’s actually here, we almost can’t believe it. Bermuda shorts have finally come back into fashion – hurrah! Don’t worry people, they’re not quite as techno-coloured as they used to be. What they are though, is flattering, comfortable and ultra-cool. Patterned Bermudas look great teamed with a high-collar tee and hold-all style bag. (TukTuk have a fantastic nautical style one in navy and white that would finish this look off perfectly.)
– Black and White
We love monochrome; it’s such a classic look that’s incredibly easy to pull off. The best way to nail this look is to keep it as simple as possible. A black peplum dress with a white clutch bag will ensure that you make an impact, while avoiding being mistaken for a zebra crossing. If you wanted to make a bolder statement, try teaming a black and white graphic tee (check out Mishka or Actual Pain) over some leather-look, tight fitted leggings. It’s a pretty daring look, but you’ll look as hot as all hell if you pull it off.
So there’s a little taste of what the fashion world has in store for 2013; and we have to say it’s looking to be an exciting year. So, on behalf of fashionist as everywhere, we’d like to thank god that the Mayans were wrong.
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