DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013

1.13.2013

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

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013Pristine, 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.

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013

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

#6: Peekaboo Pieces

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013

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.

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013…or, DIY this trend with A Pair and a Spare’s Carven Inspired Cut Out Mini Dress

#5: Black Mesh

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013Mesh 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.

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013…or, DIY this trend with my Alexander Wang Mesh Insert Sweater

#4: Leather

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013Seen 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.

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013…or, DIY this trend with Love Aesthetics’ Minimal White Leather Top

#3: Black and White Contrast

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013With 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.

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013…or, DIY this trend with my Chanel-Style Black-and-White Cape

#2: Flower Prints

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013

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.

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013…or, DIY this trend with …love, Maegan’s Floral Print Jeans

#1: Thick Stripes

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013It 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.

DIY 7 Major Spring Trends for 2013…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?

xo

Carly

All photos from their respective authors, or from Style.com.




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