27 February 2013

Three Key Spring 2013 Trends: Neon, Orange, Bling

Stripes? Tick. Pastels? Tick. Monochrome, Minimalism, 60s? Tick, tick, tick. Sometimes spring trends can feel like a little bit of a snoozefest because let’s face it, we’ve all seen this stuff a million times before. This year though things feel a little bit more playful. Along with the old stalwarts – and hey, if it ain’t broke – come a crop of bright, fun trends – these are three of my faves.

Key Trends for SS13: Neon, Orange, Bling
Neon nails, orange lips, necklaces at Topshop's Press Day
ONE: The neon trend has been gathering pace for a while now and from  highlighter yellow to fluorescent pink, undoubtedly the easiest way to wear it is on your nails (or your accessories – but more on that later!).  A bright, punchy colour on your nails feels fresh and fun – my favourite is the acid green LVX Midori which I showed you here and here – or the vivid orange of Models Own Hedonist, which I’ve loved since I saw it being rocked by Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits.  

TWO: If there’s one colour that will instantly update your style for the new season, it’s orange. This is a shade that really makes an impact - it looks particularly great worn with cobalt blue or hot pink, two other key spring shades. If that’s too loud for you, tone it down with neutrals – I have an orange skirt that I wear with a grey jumper and leopard print collar.
Key Trends for SS13: Neon, Orange, Bling
How many trends can you fit into one photo?! This is the necklace I showed you here, with this nailpolish, and the lipstick is Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid in Electric Orange.
THREE: Good news for my fellow magpies, bling is in for spring! At every press preview I attended I saw gorgeous piles of loud, colourful statement jewellery, with chunky crystal necklaces stealing the show.  Crystals with neon look particularly good and I found Topshop and River Island especially strong for accessories this season.
Will you be rocking any of these trends this spring?
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