This time of the year is deeply influenced by the Christmas magic and its fairy-tale like atmosphere, but sometimes the anticipation can feel bittersweet. Gone in a blink of an eye, the Holidays at least leave us with little somethings to hold onto or look forward to. Either we’re talking a fresh start, thrilling new plans or the post-Christmas sales, there are plenty of reasons to turn the excitement back up in January.

What every fashionable woman eagerly awaits soon after the Holidays is highly represented by two simple words: winter sales. High-end brands, alluring trends and affordable prices, these are the elements that become key during this period of time. In order to avoid entering the sales blindfolded, you should focus your shopping spree on trans-seasonal pieces, especially those perfectly embodying the trends that are successfully being carried onto the list of fashion trends in 2013. After the break, 10 things to look out for in the sales.

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The Leather Skirt

It really seems like leather is the one element constantly evolving, season after season. We love its edginess and its unconventional character, especially as we are able to play upon its versatility during winter and then gently transition it into spring. A gorgeous leather skirt already represents a wardrobe staple, so either you plan on refreshing your collection or buying your very first piece this season, such garments are definitely worth keeping an eye out for. The tough trend isn’t going anywhere, any time soon.

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Amen Pleated Leather Skirt

The Peplum Top

Another trend transitioning effortlessly into the new year, is set to make a lot of fashionistas extremely happy. With more than half a world already in love with its flattering concept, the peplum top features the one silhouette that can easily sculpt a woman’s body into a flawless looking figure. Powerful and smart, such garments are completely worth the investment. Femininity is key regardless if we’re talking winter or spring.

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Love Zooey Long sleeve peplum top

The Varsity Jacket

A laid-back basic, able to add a contrasting note to a glamorous outfit, or to perfectly complement a grungier style, the varsity jacket is that trans-seasonal staple that became almost mandatory in a modern-day wardrobe. Infused with fresh elements and available in a full spectrum of refined versions as well, this jacket reads effortlessness and edginess with the same ease. Regardless of your take, be sure not to miss on this major trend.

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T By Alexander Wang Neoprene and Jersey Varsity Jacket

The Metallic Dress

Still filling the runways with its modern and luxurious feel, the metallic trend took the fashion world by storm with its numerous gorgeous shades. From metallic gold and silver, to the warmer hues of bronze and copper, a metallic dress is the easiest way to make a statement. The shiny garment stands for unconventional charm defining the idea of a futuristic staple.

rochas metallic dress
Rochas Metallic Shift Dress

The Plaid Coat

Plaid continues to constantly grow and along the way influence how its timeless quality is being perceived by the fashion industry today. Flawlessly mixing sophistication with a relaxed feel and a touch of vintage, a plaid coat deserves its special place in a woman’s wardrobe. Smoothly transitioning from winter to spring, and from fall to winter, the only time you won’t be able to wear this piece is during summer. Definitely a worthy garment.

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Balenciaga Plaid Coat

The Baroque Dress

A statement maker, both utterly feminine and bold, the baroque fashion trend reads sophistication by going opposite direction with minimalism and restraint. Touched by notes of luxury, a baroque dress takes the inspiration for winter and spring outfits a few steps further. Easy to vamp up with a strong selection of gold accessories, or tone down, this frock is opulence at its best.

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Dolce & Gabbana Floral Printed Silk Dress

The Cape

Nothing read femininity and elegance quite like a sophisticated cape. Ideal for layering during the cold winter days, and an unexpected addition to any spring outfits, the cape marks one of the most beautiful trends currently being carried into the new year. Re-envisioned for the new season and embracing new fashion directions, the new cape versions will delight for sure.

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Marni Buttoned Cape

The Animal Motif Sweater

Since the modern representation of the untamed creatures was firstly introduced on the runways, the animal motif trend met a constant evolution as its array fully expanded to fierce beasts and cute little beings. From kittens, to folk owls and edgy tigers, each and every one is perfectly capable of embellishing a cashmere or wool sweater this season.

animal face sweater sale
Burberry Prorsum Owl Instarsia Cashmere Sweater

The Oriental Sweater

As a remarkable series of influential designers drew inspiration for their collection all the way from the Far-East, the immediate result lied in the oriental fashion trend gaining proportions season after season. Now, a delicate oriental sweater represents a fun and unique way to infuse an outfit with a distinct personality, superbly embodying tradition with a modern twist.

oriental sweater
Antonio Marras Oriental Sweater

The Masculine Inspired Blazer

Contrasting with so many of the trends playing upon sensuality and femininity, the androgynous fashion trend strikes through originality, structure and toughness. A masculine inspired blazer especially in a muted tone, slightly oversized and featuring a clean cut is maybe the most suitable option when it comes to giving this trend a try, without failing to feel feminine.

androgynous blazer
Stella McCartney Oversized Masculine Blazer

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