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Spring 2013 Trends

You know winter is drawing near when it’s too dark and cold to get out of bed in the mornings. Fur coats and chunky knits might make the thought of leaving the house to bitter coldness slightly more bearable, but at Nordic Poetry, we’re skipping ahead to Spring and admiring the upcoming trends in an attempt to ignore the snowy season altogether.

 

Looking back at September’s fashion weeks, there are so many trends we can’t wait to dive into, as soon as our coats and boots are pushed firmly to the back of our closets again. Snakeskins and sporty tribal looks keep returning to the spring/summer catwalks. Animal prints and utility style jackets are easy to pull off, and the best way to start your transition into summer clothing, due to the muted, darker shades.

Sharp, geometric lines are another recurring theme in the catwalks of recent years, but alongside one-shade outfits from the likes of Gucci and Sportmax, 2013 looks set to be a strong year for colour blocking. If bright colours aren’t for you, all white outfits is another trend set to rock next spring, but is definitely a look for the brave. The thought of travelling on tubes and eating lunch in all white is already making us nervous!

Whites are also a huge part of the Gatsby trend set to take over following the release of Baz Lurhman’s adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Flapper dresses, cloche hats and beaded everything will be hard to avoid, as the fashion world recreates the glamour of the 1920s.

But one trend we’re not willing to let go of, no matter how cold it gets, is pastels. The perfect way to add a pop of colour to wintery ensembles, pastel pinks and purples aren’t a look that should fade out with the sun. Keep your outfit bright with chunky, colourful cardigans or coloured jeans, just to keep those winter blues at bay.

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