I am guilty of not watching every runway show as it happens. I usually catch up on them a few months later, I know, I am an awful fashion enthusiast. The other day I was looking at some of the Spring/Summer 2013 runway shows from last fall. I initially thought I was going to discuss the "big" trends, but I quickly realized there needed to be a whole trend report solely dedicated color. In 2012 we saw a lot of color variation throughout the year, but this spring, you will have way more than just Easter egg pastels to choose from! Below I have outlined 13 different color options that are already hitting retailers. (Image Sources: FabSugar)
First on the docket, are these lovely citrus inspired hues. This trend isn't quite a neon, but it's not quite a lime green or banana yellow either. Chartreuse is the technical name for this color, but I'm sure marketers and retailers will have a few other catchy names for it, thus Citron. This hue is one of my favorite colors because it is such a statement in and of itself, that you virtually do not need any other styling. This color will stand alone and make a very loud statement. Another great thing about this color is that it looks great on almost any skin tone. I know that sounds crazy, but as long as you have cool skin tones you can wear it. This color is especially flattering on African American women!
I feel like I have been talking about Cobalt blue for years. Cobalt was really big last summer and apparently will be staying with us through the duration of 2013. Don't get me wrong I am not complaining! I love trends that last longer than a few months, it's much better on my pocketbook! (Do people still say "pocketbook?" Uh oh I think I just channeled my grandma.)
We've all heard it, Emerald is the Pantone color of 2013... we get it! But, there are so many other hues of green happening right now too! It's one of the first times, that I can remember in recent history, that green is acceptable in any shade! Normally certain shades of green are off limits, but not this season. Think Kelly, Grass, Forest, Sea foam and Spearmint! And a little styling tip, black and white compliment green really well, see the Alice + Olivia styling above.
Last but definitely not least, is white. White is an expected shade in the warmer months, but this season white is making a statement. There are floor length gowns, short and pant suits and a plethora of other garments being produced in the most purest of whites. I have been stocking up on white accessories lately, and I will be picking up some other white garments very soon!