A few added pieces to your wardrobe can make you feel like a whole new person, ready to take on the challenge of a new year. So if you’re looking to start 2013 in style, you’ll certainly want to take a peek at these fashion trends.
Lots of winter clothing comes in subdued tones such as black, grey or brown. But you don’t have to look boring to embrace the styles of the season. Metallic notes, such as silver, gold and bronze, add an eye-catching quality to even the plainest pieces. This dark grey chiffon top, for example, will look simple yet stylish with a pair of slim jeans and a blazer (hm.com, $30). Or when in doubt, add your metallic flourish with a pair of chandelier earrings or a long pendant necklace.
Leather’s warmth and durability make it a popular fashion trend in some form or another each year. Sometimes it’s most frequently showcased in bags and gloves; other years it makes an appearance in skirts or pants. To snag yourself a leather look you’ll be able to use for years to come, try to get it in the form of a jacket such as this leather biker coat (zara.com, $199). The classic cut ensures it’ll be fashionable in the future, while its leather features will make it a big hit right now.
Faux fur is a luxurious and elegant way to capture the spirit of the winter season, but if in the past you’ve found it looks a little too bulky for your tastes, you’re in luck this year. Styles such as these Via Spiga “Yetta” boots are sleek and trendy (nordstrom.com, $307). You still have a few months to wear them this year, so get them now!
With Pantone, the world’s authority on colours, declaring emerald the colour of 2013, you can be sure this dazzling green hue will be found all over the place in the new year. One way to incorporate it into your wardrobe right now is with stunning emerald accessories such as these emerald earrings in white gold (sears.com, $400). If you need a more affordable option after all that holiday spending, check out these elegant drop earrings (macys.com, $20) above. And take a peek at these attractive emerald-green accessories for more clever ways to incorporate this glamorous jewel tone into your style this year.
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