Spring 2013 Trends | Neon Clothing

Neon is for the bold and the brave—or those who just want to add a little life to their wardrobe. There is no need to worry about looking too flashy: Neon has come a long way since the days of eye-searing paint splatters.

Image

Neon was one of the top trends presented at the London Fashion Week (S/S 2013

Here’s how you can add some glow to your closet.

Image

You wouldn’t think that beige and neon would work, but somehow this light tan tank with its pop of neon yellow embroidery is does. It’s a grownup take on the neon trend.

Image

If you’re still feeling a little shy on the fluorescent, try a neon leather bracelet. The gold plate hardware takes it from trendy to classic, while still adding a bold note to any outfit. Image

Your possessions deserve a little neon love, too. Throw this bright yellow satchel over your shoulder and glow like a beacon.

Image

It takes guts to pull on skinny jeans in neon coral, but we think you’ve got what it takes. Top them with more neon or bring them down a notch with neutral colors

For more inspiration, here are how some of our fave designers did it!

Image

OSMAN Spring 2013

Image

Oscar de la Renta S/S 2013

Image

Michael Kors S/S 13

Image

Simone Rocha S/S 2013 Runway

Image

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013

 

Trendspotting | Brocades

Nothing gets a woman through the fall and winter season like rich lavish fabrics and designs. From lace to velvet brocade, fall fashion has all the styles for a season of luxurious dressing.An offshoot of the Eastern invasion, Japanese brocades were used in everything from pantsuits and girlish mini-dresses to sporty jackets and elegant coats. With designers from Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton stitching metallic brocade accents into their Fall 2012 looks, an opulent winter season has definitely been in the forecast.

Other designers perfecting brocades were Jason Wu in his elaborate brocade separates and Proenza Schouler’s Japan-inspired brocade silhouettes. Not to forget the gorgeous brocade designs from Jill Stuart, Yves Saint Laurent and Rebecca Minkoff. However, I would have to say Dolce & Gabbana bagged it in terms of brocade beauty! All you need is one look at the gold, black and white embellishments in their couture dresses, and your inner Indian fashionista will be smitten! Top it off with the fabulous brocade knee boots that hit the runway during the D&G Fall 2012 and you set yourself on a brocade frenzy for the season!

Trophy-Trousers fall-winter-2012-trends-brocade-L-kGqyUq-e1354729219588 trousers655_2279475a cffd722c1c2dbba5_Brocade-trousers.xxxlarge_1 Brocade-and-Grey-Marle-seen-at-Paris-Fashion-Week-and-snapped-by-Tommy-Ton-cover dolce-gabbana-gabanna-fall-2012-collection-brocade-trend-runway-style-brocade-boots-footwear-indian-influence-eastern-embroidery-new-york-fashion-week-2012 LPujVaoBznul Get-The-Look-Blair-Eadie-Atlantic-Pacific-Wallpaper-Tapestry-Floral-Holiday-Brocade-Fashion-Designer-Jewelry-Kendra-Scott brocade