May 13, 2013

2013 S/S I Like ::: A New Board On Pinterest


I've just spent quite a bit of time putting together inspirational images for Spring/Summer 2013. I am currently really into long bangs and of all the images I found, this top one is the one I LOVE LOVE LOVE the most~! More than anything, I love the overall attitude and spirit of the look. Her hairstyle and makeup are exactly right; bold yet natural, yang but still yin. The colors seem a bit heavy but the sheerness keeps it sufficiently yin...




Here's another lady with a bold bang with natural wavy hair. She seems like an alter-twin for the first image to me! ^__^ Still brunette and hip, but much more fun and bright!




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I've done my leg-work for S/S season 2013 with my friend who also loves fashion and these two images above sum up the overall attitude and temperature of 'What's In' at the moment. 



Lots of prints, heavily ethnic accessorized with influences from Mexico, Tibet, and Egypt. It's going to be a walk down the fine-line knowing what is going to be a fad and what's going to be an ethnic print or jewelry that you can continue mixing up in the years to come. If you live in big cities, there'll have to be enough control and restraint to keep the overall look more edgy and modern, rather than costume-y and worse yet, 'Trying Too Hard.'



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Below are two images I feel are very much 'On the Pulse' that any girl or woman can wear to work or anywhere around the city! As you can see they are plain t-shirts worn under a semi-casual jacket with appropriate amount of accessorizing to match your personality. The first one is more modern and chic in a more subdued monochromatic palette; the second has more pizzazz with that bright cheerful red and gold combo!



Notice how these jackets are boxy yet not military, not a traditional classic suit jacket, nor a lady jacket with a cinched waist! 

Are these what you call a Boyfriend Jacket? Maybe, I'm not too sure what constitutes a Boyfriend Jacket, although I've heard of it lots.

What's available (in Seoul right now) is actually a whole range of jackets like these, some longer cut, some more formal looking, others looking a bit too baggy, but these were the two I found on Pinterest last night, so there you go... ^^



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The other really cool trend which my fashion savvy girlfriends wore to a baby's birthday party yesterday was this gauzy creation, soft and beautiful enough to melt any girl's heart...



Normally, I totally totally reject any pleated skirt of any scale or any size... Growing up, my Mom wanted me to wear those on numerous occasions, bought one for me too once, and I managed to dress myself sans pleated skirt ESPECIALLY those accordian-style ones because I feel extreme discomfort in them. Last year she bought me a blouse with those accordian-pleat thingy (Issey Miyake, I blame you for this fashion!) and unbeknownst to her, I went back to exchange it for a nice green skirt instead.

Anyhow. I digress a little.

What Pinterest didn't have though was a similar type of sheer skirt but with a high front-hem, and a low back-hem. It's the perfect weekend skirt and there are many colors being offered right now. 

My friend taught me something useful though; I was trying to match the color to my T-shirt I was wearing today, but it was a boxy big T-shirt. She immediately told me NOT to wear these two items together. (I picked out a neutral beige tone skirt in this trend.) She said since the skirt is so flowy, the top part should be a more fitted style, and like the two models above, cinching at the waist will help you look slimmer.



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As prints are really big right now, some of them have a more silky luxe look like the above, or they can be more soft/feminine/warm/delicate like below.

The above look has been offered quite a bit since last year, but at least in my circle of 'teacher' friends, nobody's been seen in that style yet!

If I were to shop for a print, I think I might go for the bottom one, just because it could probably span the Spring-Summer-Autumn season really well. And because it feels fresher than the one above.



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Et voila!
The Summer is kind of already here!

Well, at least in Seoul, now that we have sort of a 'Desert' weather, you could probably pull this off from now until the crazy-sweaty-Summer-days hit us.

Hmmm, it's funny how they both turned out to be bubble-gum pink shorts with black belts, but I think it's super cute and hip right now to do the 'Front-Tuck' for your shirt or t-shirts. 

If you've got legs, go for it!




You could also have them in a more neutral color like beige or peach-beige...
First below is more dressy chic, second one below is more breezy mellow casual.

I LOVE how these two look effortlessly chic yet so feminine. Especially the second one below is a really nice update on the tried-and-true Marine Look with those blue and white striped t-shirt!






BUT, for my money, and my lifestyle, I'd be more tempted to try these two below!
These items in black/grey/gold can be worn with a tsunami of other items!




The navy/orange/tan-gold-blue outfit can see me through Autumn no problem. All I'll need is a slouchy big cardigan in either black or gold or warm ivory for pre-Autumn. Then I could wear the short denims with tights (I've never actually done that before though!) and some boots maybe, or find some slacks if that's too weird...



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Along with the ethinic prints, gauzy accordian skirts, cute shorts, there are these uber-feminine and hmmm what's the word... I guess romantic? Well, whatever the adjective it is, there's definitely a huge investment in lace and beads!

Some of the lace feel more antique and ladylike, others feel more Spanish in vibe, then there are the very hip Bohemian ones...

So take your pick!







All right, I've Saved the Best For Last... ^^
Mmmmm... Both of these below just look so so so 'In' and a whole lot more wearable than the above three... (The first two above could even be wedding dresses in my world! Lol~)



Gush. How cute are these!!!



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Now, the color blocking fever is pretty much over, unless you're a total Mod-dresser, but I can still see some traces of them.

Lots of vivid neons are still pretty hot and offered to us in chic dresses like below, or in necklaces or collar-necklaces. I particularly love these two ones. Rosie Huntington always looks great whatever she puts on her body... but I think these two are total winners. The first one can suit a lot of body types I think... and it can be worn in a multitude of ways with different accessories and you'll never look out of style in and around the city!





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OK. Fashion-reader, are you still with me? 
(It's 3:30am now, and I need to sleep soon due to my driving lesson at 9:30am...)

One can't pass over though, however late in the night or early in the morning it is, these glam-rock styles! With a lot of over the top jewelry and accessorizing infecting our cityscape, this studded gala thing of a skirt which has been graced by the Midas Touch, the bed-haired girl wearing the Egyptian looking print, or the glamorized stratum skirt in the third picture... all have been sprinkled with Rocker-Chick-Chic with lots of gold in them... Metallica, hear our prayers!





And these, I guess could be an on-going trend, well well well into Winter and pre-Spring of 2014.




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These images are my inspirations for Spring/Summer 2013.
There are tons more images to inspire you, including lots of statement necklaces.




Thanks to Pinterest for a genius technology!



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All right, folks! Time for me to turn off my puter.

Love to you~*
Thanks for reading my personal trend report for S/S 2013!


I hope that these will inspire you to jazz up your wardrobe and spice up your spirits!



More to come soon,

xoxo

Princess Valerie Darling Cherry-Pie.


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