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  • 18
    Apr

Top 10 Winter 2013 Trends

by Letisha Tate-Dunning
Top 10 Winter 2013 Trends

1. INTO THE BLUE

Blue is most definitely the colour of the season. Whether it’s navy or bright royal blue, make blue the new black in your wardrobe. Mix together different shades of blue i.e. a navy top over bright blue pants, or simply throw on a bright blue coat. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to wear and how much it can really lift an outfit.

 

Most people can wear blue, it just depends on your skin tone and hair colouring as to which you'll suit best.  Some will need a bright, clear blue, others dark or soft and muted, some with a warm undertone, others with cool undertone. Check out Colours to see what will suit you.

 

 

BLUE

 

(Clockwise from left):

 

EziBuy Grace Hill Ponti Cut & Pleat Dress, from $129.99

Shoe Connection Connie Shoe, NZD $199.99

EziBuy Essentials Winter Coat in Royal Blue, from $99.99

 

SHOP THE TREND:

Max Medrado Dress, $159 

Jacqui E Pop Colour Block Belt in Jewel/Black, AUD $29.95  

Jacqui E Bo Tiered Dress, AUD $149.95  

Mi Piaci Maelynn Bag, NZD $129

Mi Piaci Carmela Bag, NZD $140

EziBuy Capture Textured Cardigan in Cobalt, from $79.99

 

 

2. SEEING RED

Deep, rich reds will add a new dimension to your winter wardrobe this season and will be seen everywhere from lips to toes. This is a great colour to mix with your stock-standard black favourites for a bit of pop. Shades of oxblood and wine are the ones to wear and look great mixed with shades of beige and leather detailing.

 

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(Clockwise from left):

 

EziBuy Emerge Drape Cardigan with PU Sleeves in Pinot, from $74.99

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Vernis Nail Polish in Femme Fatale, $9.99 (in-store only)

EziBuy Grace Hill Aztec Jacquard Pant in Pinot, from $89.99

Revlon Wine Not Matte Lipstick (store only)

Mi Piaci Kilien Boots in Bordo, NZD $490

 

SHOP THE TREND:

Jacqui E Loulou Shirt in Amethyst, AUD $79.95 

Jacqui E 7/8 Sateen Pant in Claret, AUD $79.95 

Mi Piaci Banos Shoes in Red, $260

TS14 Plus Starburst Gilet Dress, AUD $129.95 

Overland Diesel Wedges in Plum Patent, NZD $219.90

EziBuy Emerge Elegant Coat in Berry, from $139.99

Zebrano Silk wrap Tunic in Russet, NZD $317

 

 

3. EMERALD CITY

The third colour of the season is lush Emerald. Not for the faint-hearted, green can be hard to wear so as a safe option mix it with neutral colours. If you’re a bit more adventurous, try mixing it with royal blue for a bright colour combination that (surprisingly) is a match made in heaven.

 

GREEN

 

(From left to right):

 

EziBuy, Essentials Super Stretch Denim Leggings in Emerald, from $25

EziBuy, Emerge Must Have Pocket Blouse in Emerald, from $49.99

Jacqui E, Ashley Print Shift Dress, AUD $149.95 

 

 

4. FLOWER POWER

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you should say goodbye to floral prints. The winter version is more oriental, set on dark backgrounds and in fabrics of silk and velvet.

 

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(From left to right):

 

Shoe Connection boots (selected stores only)

EziBuy, Heine Floral Cardi, from $99.99

 

SHOP THE TREND:

EziBuy Emerge Sateen Pencil Skirt, $69.99

EziBuy Sara Print Floral Shirt, $84.99

Max Baroque Floral Tunic, $139

Max Romance Print Tunic, $139

Zebrano Printed Chiffon Pleat Dress, NZD $287

The Warehouse Garage Godae Cutout Print Top, $25

The Warehouse Maya Print Godet Back Top, $11.98

Zebrano Mia Coat in oriental floral, NZD $547

 

 

 

5. BIG, BOLD BAROQUE

Elegant and intricate baroque patterns will also be big this season. Whether set in an embroidered style fabric or used as an embellishment, this trend will inject some romanticism into your wardrobe. 

 

BAROQUE

 

(From left to right):

 

Max Baroque Sequin Dress, $159

Max Baroque Intarsia Knit Dress, $139

 

SHOP THE TREND:

Max Baroque Coated Jeans, $99

Max Baroque Lurex Peplum Sweater, $119

 

 

6. LOVING LEATHER

Leather, leather-look and leather detailing are again a must have this winter. Pair some leather/wet-look jeans with a chunky knit for a great casual look, or invest in a versatile leather jacket. Find a shape and style that suits you and don’t be afraid to spend a bit more – a good leather jacket will last you a lifetime, provided you care for it properly.

 

LEATHER

 

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Zebrano Bronte Overdress, NZD $459

Mi Piaci Goth Boots, NZD $290

Mi Piaci Lesley Bag in Black, NZD $320

Overland Land Boot in Coffee, NZD $229.90

Max Biker Jacket, $149

 

SHOP THE TREND:

Jacqui E Harley Leather Jacket, AUD $299.95 

Jacqui E Colour Block Coat, AUD $229.95 

Jacqui E Delphine Pu Pencil Skirt, AUD $89.95 

Overland Regina Boot in Grey, AUD $269.90 

Shoe Connection Tony Bianco Firebird Boots, NZD $279.99

 

 

7. VINTAGE JEWELLERY

Gems set in vintage styles are the jewellery of choice for this season. Chains are also a big trend for winter – try layering different chain necklaces for a more modern look.

 

VINTAGE

 

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Portmans Teardrop Suede Necklace, AUD $29.95 

Portmans Lacey Collar, AUD $29.95 

 

SHOP THE TREND:

EziBuy Jewelled Bracelet, from $34.99

Portmans Droplet Bib Necklace, AUD $39.95 

Portmans Flower Necklace, AUD $39.95 

 

 

8. TANGERINE DREAM

Add a pop of summer colour to your winter wardrobe with shades of tangerine. Opt for warmer pink and red, yellow-based tones if you have warm skin colour or cooler blue-based tones for cool skin tones.

 

TANGERINE

 

(Clockwise from left):

 

EziBuy Essentials Super Stretch Denim Leggings in Tangerine, from $25

EziBuy Capture Stretch Ponti Jacket in Pumpkin, from $89.99

Mi Piaci Minty Boots in Rust Suede, NZD $280

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick Vivids Collection in Electric Orange

 

SHOP THE TREND:

EziBuy Capture Duffle Coat in Pumpkin, from $99.99

EziBuy Grace Hill Winter Coat in Persimmon, from $179.99

 

 

9. MAD FOR METALLICS

Metallic fabrics of gold, silver and bronze are an easy way to add a touch of glam to your everyday outfit. Try pairing a metallic top with your favourite blue jeans or wearing shoes with gold/silver details if your look is otherwise fairly simple. The trick here is to balance a metallic item out with more classic materials and shapes, otherwise they can overwhelm.

 

METALLICS

 

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Max Stud Shoulder Foil Top, $119

Max Lurex Zip Pocket Knit Tee, $79

Mi Piaci Bitedo Boots in Brown, NZD $340

Overland Jerica Shoes in Black/Gold, NZD $179.90

 

 

10. CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE

Graphic prints in classic black and white with intricate details are our final pick for the season. They’ll lift an otherwise plain outfit and work best in classic, tailored styles.

 

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(Clockwise from left):

 

Jacqui E Matisse Blouse, AUD $79.95 

Max Spot Peplum Tee, $59

The Warehouse Garage Animal Print Blazer, $45

The Warehouse Chloe and Cate Phoebe Bag, $79

 

SHOP THE TREND:

Zebrano Tile Print Mid Double Skirt, NZD $287

 



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