Spring is just around the corner – and I can’t wait to update my wardrobe with all the fun trends on they way.  Get a head start with some DIY ideas for these major Spring 2013 trends:

#7: Delicate White Lace

VAL_0621.450x675Pristine, white, and sweet: cutwork and lace evoked innocence at Emilio Pucci and Giambattista Valli (above).  Try lacy lingerie peeking out of a boxy top, or fully embrace the trend with a pretty lace dress.


…or, DIY this trend with my Lace Maxi-Skirt made from a Curtain

#6: Peekaboo Pieces


Spring is one of the best times to show a little skin, and BCBG Max Azria (above) and Cushnie et Ochs thought the same.  Update your wardrobe with some strategically-placed cutouts to let the sun in.

pink+dress3…or, DIY this trend with A Pair and a Spare’s Carven Inspired Cut Out Mini Dress

#5: Black Mesh

celineMesh was super-sexy at Celine (above) and Calvin Klein, and just a little of it goes a long way.  Try adding a small insert into a key piece in your wardrobe, or wear a mesh top over a tank for a sporty feel.

done2…or, DIY this trend with my Alexander Wang Mesh Insert Sweater

#4: Leather

dereklamSeen on the runways at Derek Lam (above) and Jason Wu, leather is still going strong through Spring.  For a lighter feel, try a leather piece in a color besides black, or just add leather (or pleather) accents to your clothes.

diyleathertopLOVEAESTHETICS…or, DIY this trend with Love Aesthetics’ Minimal White Leather Top

#3: Black and White Contrast

chanelWith the 60’s-influence seen in Collection after Collection, big blocks of black and white dominated.  Go totally mod with these neutrals like at Chanel and Proenza Schouler.

cape1…or, DIY this trend with my Chanel-Style Black-and-White Cape

#2: Flower Prints


Every Spring, flowers pop up on clothing all over the runways, celebrating the season of renewal and rebirth as we emerge from frozen throes.  See: Mary Katrantzou and Thakoon, for starters.

7113838123_0ba81307cd_o…or, DIY this trend with …love, Maegan’s Floral Print Jeans

#1: Thick Stripes

marcjacobsIt was like a day at the circus (or, revisiting Twiggy and Edie Sedgwick) at Marc Jacobs (above) and Michael Kors.  Fully embrace the trend with a pair of vertically-striped pants…or just keep it understated with a simple top.

refinery29bretonstripetop…or, DIY this trend with Refinery29’s Make a DIY Breton Striped Shirt with Spray Paint


What trends are you excited for this coming season?



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