What’s trending now? Much more than we could possibly summarize on one page, but let’s start with accessories:
One of the most popular trends to hit fashion week street style this year was the floral framed sunglass design by MOO Eyewear. These beauties come in many different color combinations and should only be worn by a lady with the confidence to match. Luckily for us girls in Kuwait, the shades are available at one of the hippest boutiques in town- Revolution. Another huge accessory for spring comes in the form of a shoe: a wedged sneaker shoe to be exact. You can blame Isabel Marant for sparking this huge trend that has now been done over and over again by many different brands and is not going away anytime soon. Apart from being completely in fashion, it’s the absolute perfect travel shoe.
Moving on to the wonderful world of clothing. Spring 2013 has been missing a lot of fabric due to the onslaught of cutout designs. We’ve seen this midriff-bearing trend on everyone from Rihanna to Kristen Stewart but it’s a little bit difficult to wear given our geographic location. Not to worry! This trend also comes in the form of cutout shoulders, which you can get away with much easier. A popular color combination we saw a lot of on the runways was black and white. This classic combination was revamped with super modern cuts and tried and tested patterns like stripes and checkers. We’re not trying to look like a chess set this spring, so if you’re wearing a black and white pattern make sure you keep the rest of your outfit simple so that there isn’t too much going on.
Sheer paneling was also a huge hit on the runways, although Dior was harshly criticized on Fashion Police for their infamous gown that appears to be ripping at the seams on Jennifer Lawrence. The freshest way to wear this trend for spring is by choosing a brightly colored mid-length skirt with a floor length sheer layer over it. Another look that’s still going strong is ruffles, which always looks classy and feminine. Since peplum tops are still in, the best way to wear this trend is by wearing a ruffled peplum top and killing two trends with one credit card swipe.
Enough about clothes! What on earth should we do with our hair, makeup, and nails this Spring/Summer 2013 season? This season we saw a lot of fun colors on eyes like hues of pink and blue. If colored eye shadow is a bit much for your taste, go for subtle eyeliner along your lower lash line. There was much more focus on eyes than lips, with many designers opting for nude lips on the runway. If nude is far too boring for your taste, go for a pink rose shade which always looks pretty in warm weather.
When it comes to hair, styles varied, but ponytails were spotted many times. Personally, I think the most modern way to wear this style is a straight loose ponytail with a few strands framing your face. 60’s style hair and messy brands also made appearances on the catwalk, and the latter is so easy to do on a bad hair day (so thankful braids are still in)! As for color, in general the Ombre craze appears to be dying out (no pun intended) but what remains is a much more subtle version that simply looks like grown out highlights without harsh roots that appear too dark. As long as everything blends together nicely and your ends are not bleach blonde this look is still gorgeous, especially with a summer glow. Super gutsy girls are moving on to rainbow colored highlights which can be really fun-especially if your job atmosphere allows it. If not, go for the temporary color chalk that washes out immediately (available at Eden Salon).
Finally, let’s not forget about your nails. This one is open to personal taste because there are so many nail trends to choose from right now. Glitter tips, two-tone manicures, and nail art have completely taken over and all you need to do is browse your favorite local salon’s Instagram account for some inspiration. Have a stylish April!