One of the key trends of spring and summer 2013 are neutrals. Many designers like Givenchy, Chanel, Gianfranco Ferre, Marni and Ports 1961 showed various variations of all neutral outfits in their spring / summer 2013 presentations.
I’m really drawn to this trend as I love the chic sophistication of this look. Not always so easy to pull of for me as the look tends to be a bit pale for me.
But neutrals lean themselves perfectly to wear several layers and will give you a chance to indulge in another spring trend: sheer. Just grab a couple of neutrals like a simple tank, sheer blouse, skirt, cardigan, jacket and pants and mix and match away.
Many women over 40 look great in tapered pants (either full or 7/8) combined with a longer tunic, dress or cardigan. See if you can play with layers to create a modern, chic and playful look. Use the below looks from Givenchy as inspiration or check out my spring / summer 2013 Pinterest Board.
Below are some items I found in online stores. As you can see I included some short dresses as well. It’s not always easy to find good longer tunics or sleeveless long jackets as shown above, but there are plenty of wonderful short (asymmetric) dresses available. Use those to mix with trousers or leggings. This look continues to be popular on current runways as well (in darker hues), and if you combine your sleeveless dress with long sleeved t-shirts underneath you can wear it for a couple of seasons.
Have fun layering and mixing and matching and of course I would love to see your creations in the style forum.
Are you going to be wearing complete outfits in neutrals this season?