Spring/Summer Forecast 2013 Part 2

So, we’ve already looked at the colors for the upcoming season.  What are some of the styles we’ll be seeing that utilize these colors?  And what other colors will be popular this season?

The Mod or Op art look in black and white is a holdover from the winter.  This is just such a fun style reminiscent of the 60’s.  You’ll find bold , blocky prints , as well as basic stripes. In addition to stripes, you’ll find fun looks with flower prints combined with stripes.  Black and white will also be combined with fuschia or bright red in color blocked looks.  Here’s a great pair of earrings for sale in my Etsy shop that will compliment these looks perfectly!


Red,  white, and blue is coming on strong for the nautical look.  Our most patriotic holidays are coming up in Spring and Summer, too.  Jewelry pieces in red, white and blue are the perfect accompaniments, and anchor themed jewelry (which was popular in Victorian times, and again in the 1940’s) is very popular this season.


This pin will be listed in my Ebay shop this month.

Floral prints, and flower jewelry will be seen all over, too.  Look for pretty brushed pastels fuzedflowerfullsize Oin Pantone’s seasonal colors, as well as oversized dramatic black and white.  Here are examples of floral necklaces that you can find in my Etsy shop.

Ruffles and peplum are popular again, as in this pretty dress by MiuMiu in Pantone’s nectarine.   There are big changes in footwear this season. After a couple of years of big, clunky shoes, kitten heels and flats are returning for the summer. The ballet flat is one of the hottest shoes of the season.  You’ll also see lots of strappy sandals for the summer.

Handbags are also getting smaller this season.  The suitcase  sized tote is being put aside in favor of small structured bags and clutches.   Here’s a pretty one in another of the season’s hot trend, a snakeskin print.

For all accessories (jewelry, handbags, and shoes), tassels are the hot accent this season.  Tassel earrings of miniature pearls and seed beads are a pretty casual accessory in the Pantone color palette, and chain tassels such as these earrings that I will be selling on Ebay.                      O

Here’s another pretty vintage inspired look with tassels that is for sale in my Etsy shop.


And here’s a vintage tassel lariat that will be listed on Ebay this month.


Note that this piece features a lovely cabochon in the color of the year, Emerald.

In addition to the pieces featured here, all throughout the rest of this winter, and into the spring, I’ll be featuring pieces to keep you on trend, at a price you can afford!!

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1 Response to Spring/Summer Forecast 2013 Part 2

  1. Great and informative blog!!

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