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.
In 2013 faux/real leather attracted a huge following.Leather came in all kinds of stuff- peplums,tees,skirts,dresses,leggings and jackets.
Blogger Brenda from canneverbeaskinnybish.com
Blogger from islandchic77.com.She is killing it with that tee:
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.
These are my favourite so far:
We loved crop tops.All types,all colours,all prints.We loved crop tops!
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.
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.
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.
These coats seem to be a fave for 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.
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?
Stella of Jadore fashion:
Then there’s the bodycon midi.Here are KTR,Brenda and yours truly 🙂
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! 😀
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:
Not just any backpacks.Stylish backpacks.
Blogger Jessica Virgin of msvintagevirgin.blogspot.com:
Blogger Emily of cupcakesandcashmere.com:
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:
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:
One colour monochrome:
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.
These sunnies give this feisty look . They definitely make a statement.How glam does KT Reed look?!
This is the epitome of chicness.Take everything away from me but leave me with a perspex clutch! 😀
Who loves these pants like I do? I think they’re nice and simple but pack a punch.
Brenda in Ankara joggers:
From skirts and dresses to tops,this trend was all over.
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.
So vintage is this print.I love everything about it.I was/still am a huge fan .
Vertical,horizontal,diagonal…I was all in!
Did you see any clothes with words like “pow! ” or “Bam!” I did.I’m 50-50 about this trend.
Hope you enjoyed my version of top trends in 2013.Which other trend did you see last year?
See you next post! 🙂