Spring 2013 Fashion and Accessories Trend Report

Fashion and accessories are true expressions of one’s self.  They express our mood and occasionally, they help to celebrate special occasions.  Fashion allows us to make changes on the outside without changing who we are on the inside.  Spring 2013 is all about a combination of classic favorites along with a wonderful mix a fun, flirty details and accents. Here are some top trends in fashion and accessories to be on the lookout for:
Cutouts, splits, crochet and sheer fabrics were seen all over the runaways. These delicate fabrics scream femininity so calling all ladies!  Now is your time to shine. (From left to right: Mud Pie Petal DressMud Pie Beach ShortsMud Pie Cuff ClutchNatural Life Bohemian Scarf)
Contract is Key
The bold color combination of black and white/cream will be hot for Spring.  Not only will this powerful colorful pairing be seen in fashion, but will take stage in footwear and handbags. (From left to right: Lindsay Phillips Sunburst ScarfSanta Barbara Design Studio Canvas ToteLindsay Phillips Devon ShoeMud Pie Meg Dress)
Garden Variety
Romantic, colorful florals are perfect for the new season.  And don’t think dainty, thing BIG.  Large floral patterns will be refreshing, lovely, and unexpected. (From left to right: C.R. Gibson/iota Coin PurseMud Pie Meg DressLindsay Phillips Ashley Cork, Santa Barbara Design Studio Shoulder Tote
Frill Me
Ruffles and fringe will add that elegant touch this season from apparel all the way to footwear and handbags. (From left to right: Mud Pie Miller One Shoulder DressLegacy Fringe Crochet BagMud Pie Ruffle CoverupPatience Brewster Shoulder Bag)
Luxury with Leather
A classic fabric, leather finds its way into the fashion trend for Spring. Accents of leather in neutrals and strong colors make a bold statement. (From left to right: Lindsay Phillips Metallic Liz BalletNatural Life Vintage Leather ToteSanta Barbara Design Studio Boho BraceletMud Pie Envelope Wallets)
Heavy Metal
Gold and silver were the prominent metals shown on the runaways.  Be open to mixing and matching these two metals for a knock out combination. (From left to right: Beaucoup Designs C’est la VieMud Pie Tortoise CuffsBeacoup Designs