TOP 20 TRENDS OF 2013

I know we’re 4 days into 2014 but in December I wasn’t able to post much for many reasons.Trends are not bad.My advice on trends and shopping in general is that you get something that you love and not just because it’s the status quo or it’s in vogue. Whether worn by bloggers,celebrities or street style,these are my picks for top trends of 2013.

1.LEATHER

In 2013 faux/real leather  attracted a huge following.Leather came in all kinds of stuff- peplums,tees,skirts,dresses,leggings and jackets.

leather dress

leather pants

Leather-skirts-feature-490x306:

Blogger Brenda from canneverbeaskinnybish.com

leather skirt skinny bish

Blogger from islandchic77.com.She is killing it with that tee:

Island chic 22

2.ANKLE STRAP  SANDALS:

I can’t recount the number of times I’ve seen these sandals online .I’ve always wanted to get my hands on these chic babies.They make an outfit complete and go with almost all kinds of ensembles.They’re not too high  hence comfortable to wear for a whole day…Must be why people love them so much.Zara’s sandals just did it for me.

ankle strap

These are my favourite so far:

Michael Antonio

3.CROP TOPS

We loved crop tops.All types,all colours,all prints.We loved crop tops!

CropTop

4.BOYFRIEND JEANS

These jeans literally look like you grabbed them from your boyfriend’s closet.I can’t explain the allure of boyfriend jeans.I love my boyfriend jeans faded and ripped.

boyfriend jeans

5.DENIM SHIRTS

Denim shirts were everywhere last year.I think I wore mine more times than I could count,sometimes back to back.Why? Because it’s one of the easiest ways to look effortlessly well dressed.Roll your sleeves and you’re out the door.

denim shirt

6.BOYFRIEND COATS

I saw this trend on runways and celebrities like Kim Kardashian.Basically these coats are huge and almost look like a longer version of a bomber jacket.I absolutely love these coats.

boyfriend coat

These coats seem to be a fave for Kim:

Boyfriend coat kim

The blogger that has worn these coats with such frequency and in a variety of colours is Veronica of bittersweetcolours.blogspot.com.She’s one fo those bloggers that really really,I mean really love colour.

boyfriend coat bittersweet colours

7.MIDI SKIRTS

There’s the 50’s inspired full Midi,

Worn alot by KT Reed of ktrstyle.com and Stella of jadore-fashion.com.I’m a big fan of the way these two bloggers styled theirs.Can you believe KT Reed made all the skirts below herself?

ktr full skirt

Stella of Jadore fashion:

full skirt stella

Then there’s the bodycon midi.Here are KTR,Brenda and yours truly 🙂

midi 123

8.STATEMENT NECKLACES

This list was not going to be complete without this item.A statement necklace does exactly what the name says.It makes a statement.It can transform a simple outfit into something grand.On the charge of wearing statement necklaces…I am gulity! 😀

statement necklaces

9.CO-ORDINATES TREND

Beyonce in Topshop:

beyonce in Topshop

This is the wearing of a top with matching bottoms.Who said you can’t be matchy matchy?

Here’s blogger Daniela Ramirez of nanysklozet.com:

Daniella

Brenda:

co-ordinates skinny bish

10.BACKPACKS

Not just any backpacks.Stylish  backpacks.

Chanel Backpack

Blogger Jessica Virgin of msvintagevirgin.blogspot.com:

(Jessica Virgin)

Blogger Emily of cupcakesandcashmere.com:

Emily

11.SKORTS

A skort is a combination of a skirt and a short…Who would have thought? I haven’t seen this here in Kenya but worldwide it was all over.Daniela for you:

Daniella Ramirez skort

12.MONOCHROME

I sang about monochrome last year.I wore it a couple of times too! It was a trend I loved and always will.Black and white is timeless.

Black and white monochrome:

monochrome

One colour monochrome:

 

Monochome

12.OMBRE

When something is ombre it has a colour that seems to be fading,from dark to light.Or it looks like it’s been dipped in another colour,sort of like tie and dye but a better ,cleaner version.I saw this on hair,clothes,accessories, you name it.

ombre-skirt

ombretanktop

ombre necklace

 

13.CAT-EYE SUNGLASSES

These sunnies give this feisty look . They definitely make a statement.How glam does KT Reed look?!

dior cat eye

cat-eye-sunglasses-dior

14.PERSPEX CLUTCHES

This is the epitome of chicness.Take everything away from me but leave me with a perspex clutch! 😀

perspex-clutch

perspex clutches

15.JOGGER PANTS

Who loves these pants like I do? I think they’re nice and simple but pack a punch.

joggers

joggers acid wash

Brenda in Ankara joggers:

ankara joggers

16.ASYMMETRICAL EVERYTHING

From skirts and dresses to tops,this trend was all over.

zara-asymmetric-skirts

asymmetrical dresses

17.GRAPHIC TEES

I love a good graphic tee.I saw the ‘Celine’ Tee wore more than any other.These days tees are not just worn with jeans or shorts.You can also rock them with skirts.

*jadore-fashion.com

graphic tees

18.FLORAL PRINT

So vintage is this print.I love everything about it.I was/still am a huge fan .

florals

19.STRIPES

Vertical,horizontal,diagonal…I was all in!

stripes

stripes

20.COMIC PRINT

Did you see any clothes with words like “pow! ” or “Bam!” I did.I’m 50-50 about this trend.

comic print

comic print bag

Hope you enjoyed my version of top trends in 2013.Which other trend did you see last year?

See you next post! 🙂




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