When hearing someone mention spring or summer, or both in the same sentence, the first related image that pops in your head in terms of outfits can be either about vivid colors, bold prints and fun statements, or it can be just as easily about pure white, lightness of fabrics and a sense of serenity. If you happen to fulfill the second category, you’ll be happy to know that the spring staple isn’t going anywhere this season.
Many designers decided to stick with all white and as a result the spring 2013 fashion trends witnessed the timeless hue get infused with new life, all as it helped define crisp silhouettes and accent an array of unconventional fabrics. While trends tend to experience evolution, some things can hardly be modified. Read on to the full report to learn how is the classic white being interpreted this season.
All white clothing for spring and summer 2013
This spring, all white outfits are being envisioned as statements of flawless style and impeccable taste. While the trend has yet to take over to the streets, it won’t be long until everyone will start thinking of their wardrobes in terms of white and more white. If its hues are basically the same each season, the silhouettes, the fabrics and the top accents are the ones that truly embrace change, thus signing for the real elements of novelty. As soon as the warm weather will hit, begin planning your outfits based on easy fabrics and loads of white. Here’s what to expect this season.
All-white outfit at Akris S/S ’13
The feminine side of white
Needless to point out that lace complements the all white attitude for spring and summer like no other fabric. Think in terms of clean lines, ultra-feminine silhouettes and delicate lace for a full-on ladylike statement. Play upon different levels of transparency and enhance your looks with unique accessories. Keep your outfits relevant by paying closer attention to the minimalist cuts and chic details.
All-white lace outfits at Agnes B S/S ’13, Jill Stuart S/S ’13 and Simone Rocha S/S ’13
All-white androgyny statements
Playing upon delicate whites and a masculine inspired tailoring is another inspired way of approaching the trend all throughout spring and summer. Nodding towards androgyny, but holding onto a subtle feminine quality think of the all-white tailored outfits as a perfect mix of both influences. Seek for minimal-chic silhouettes, topped with daring cut-outs or bold appliques.
All-white tailored looks at Ermanno Scervino S/S ’13, Francesco Scognamiglio S/S ’13 and Narciso Rodriguez S/S ’13
Despite its undeniable soft sensibility, white can also be made to appear tough and rather edgy if your style requires for those marks. To match a powerful and confident attitude come spring, build your outfits upon slightly oversized pants, boxy silhouettes and high heels. Seek for bomber and leather jackets and layer them on top of sheer or transparent blouses for maximum contrast.
All-white tough looks at Giambattista Valli S/S ’13, Blumarine S/S ’13 and Sportmax S/S ’13
For a light take on summer and if you’re flawless body allows it, embrace the transparent side of fashion by rocking all-white see-through ensembles this season. Showcase just the amount of skin you are comfortable with and balance or complement your look accordingly. From the beach, all the way to a super hot nighttime outfit, you can’t go wrong by emphasizing sheerness this spring.
All-white transparent looks at Maria Grachvogel S/S ’13, Kimberly Ovitz S/S ’13 and Givenchy S/S ’13
From handbags, to clutches, from heels to flatforms and from jewelry to dainty headpieces, the white accessories took over the spring 2013 runways. Use them to enrich your all-white outfits this season, or to sport the white trend as merely a point of focus. Trust your aesthetic to lead the way.
White accessories at Gucci S/S ’13, Simone Rocha S/S ’13 and Sportmax S/S ’13
White clothing: complementary colors and trends
An all white outfit can be quite tricky as it requires seeking for the perfect combinations, based on a flawless choice of both fabrics and styles. Aside from the right accessories, white can also be enhanced with the help of other complementary colors and fashion trends. In terms of mixing shades, regardless of your personal choice, make sure the other pick of color is used rather as an accent, with the solemnly purpose of amplifying the white manifesto. This season choose black for a classic combination, delicate pastels for a subtle highlight or vivid orange for a fashionable contradiction.
When talking trends, aside from the already mentioned ones, perfect your white looks with the smart use of clear plastic accessories, metallic elements or choose exquisite embellishments to draw more attention to your monochrome outfits (think gentle beading, finely detailed appliques).
Complementary colors and trends at Calvin Klein S/S ’13, Rachel Comey S/S ’13 and Richard Chai Love S/S ’13