Topic: Fashion trends: what tops are going to be in next spring/summer?
Even though the weather is still cold, and the warmth of the sun seems a long way away, it’s time to anticipate it, and start planning your new spring and summer tops. Of course on the catwalks, they’ve been parading the 2013 spring and summer collections since before Christmas, but have you caught up with what’s hot and what’s not this year? Here are some tops tips.
Judging from the Paris and Milan shows, you should be hunting down richly dyed crocodile or faux suede T-shirts. I know not everyone can pull that off, band the trick is to find trousers or a skirt and jacket that won’t overpower the design. In fact any top or Tee that has anything remotely connected to the jungle or Africa will be popular. A sort of bohemian renegade tracker look, with printed animal skin or animal images- wild or pet- combined with sweeping multi-layered swishy dresses and short leather laced boots will be ace. Go for it!
If that’s just too “out there” for you then go for gossamer chiffon shirts and blouses. Women’s tops can be hooped (if you have the figure to cope with hoops) and will be embellished with sequins and various additional paraphernalia. Just be careful when it goes in the wash!
If you want something easier, then the word is that whereas jumpers were big in 2012, this spring and Summer, lightweight cardigans will be all the rage. There was a time when cardigans were associated with old men, pipes and comfy slippers. No more- they are a great way to have a bit of warmth if and when you need it along with an accompaniment to your preferred top. Whether you go for a plain two or three buttoned affair, or something more elaborate with cabling, twin pockets and a zip, you’ll be seeing a lot of these draped over restaurant chairs or on the backs of theatre seats this Spring.
As for colours- as you may expect there’ll be the obligatory light greens for the tender shoots of Spring, and poppy reds for Summer. Nectarine, lemon and various hues of blue will abound. These colours will look particularly good on soft collarless blouses.
Don’t forget that these are not rules- but ideas for you, although don’t be surprised to see any or all of the above out and about as soon as the first glimpses of Spring appear. Don’t forget to check online fashion sites to have a more general idea.(*sponsored post)