Soon it will be time to start peeling off the layers and hitting the high street in search of those must-have items for spring/summer 2013, but just what will fashion-forward folks be sporting when the warmer months finally arrive? Take a look at these three picks for spring/summer if you want to stay one step ahead of the fashion pack.
1. Stripes versus Spots
Whereas last summer was awash with tribal prints, this year it’s all about stripes and spots in simple black and white. While the chill is still in the air, try a striped maxi dress or a skirt teamed with a plain white tee – then swap for a panel effect polka dot playsuit when it’s time to have some fun in the sun. Check out Very.co.uk’s latest range of swimwear to find a range of flattering, on-trend monochrome swimsuits for your summer holiday.
2. Pastels versus Neon
Whether you prefer bold and bright or soft and pretty, you’ll find plenty to love on the high street this year. Neon is back with a vengeance and will be everywhere, from shorts to shoes to accessories. If a head-to-toe 90s revival is a little too OTT for you, try a fabulous neon handbag or a chunky bangle to give a more subtle nod to the trend. If you haven’t picked up anything peach since 1988 then relive those heady summer school disco days in pretty pastels. This trend extends to make-up too, with pearlescent blue eyeshadow and peach blush both making a comeback.
3. 60s versus 90s
The 90s revival has been hanging around on the fashion peripheries for a few months but this summer it’s set to take centre stage. Look cool and comfortable with a pair of stone-wash denim dungarees teamed with box fresh DMs, or invest in a camouflage jacket you can team with any casual daytime outfit. If you’re more inspired by the first summer of love, then try a Mary Quant-style shift dress. There are plenty of great patterns to choose from, or opt for a block color and team with matching accessories to hit another of this summer’s key trends.