It isn't hard to admit that 2012 was fashionably fun, and aside from coming out of our fashion shells and trying bold new trends, we broke out of boring beauty routines and tried new hair, new makeup and maybe did a few things we'll regret in retrospect - but dammit, that's what it's all about!
Now it is a new year and we’re expected to improve on the fashion past and move forward, evolving things we love and making them better, all while trying to carve out our personal taste in a world of street style blogs.
In honor of the New Year, here are 6 things we think are going to have a major fashion moment this year.
Clear Heels That Aren’t For Strippers
Come on, we have all, at one point or another, tried on an outfit that absolutely no color shoe went with, and at the expense of not going barefoot, opted for a nude heel, snoozer. A clear shoe can solve that problem. We predict that 2013 will be the year of Lucite.
Gucci and Prada have experimented with Lucite heels, but the greatest insurgence will come when more attainably priced brands follow suite. So far we have seen, and loved, Lucite shoe designs from Jeffery Campbell and Margiela for H&M.
New Yorkers are going to be a little sad about this, but it seems like all black just isn’t going to be it season round. Sure, we love a classic black wardrobe in the winter, but last spring saw the emergence of real fashion people wearing real colors, color blocking and even experimenting with lipstick colors. With emerald being Pantone’s color of the year, we can only expect this trend to keep on pushing forward until even Kelly Cutrone is clad in color.
Alex Wang At Balenciaga
Some were sad about Alexander Wang’s move to Balenciaga, some were happy, but one thing for sure is that the designer is a mastermind, and anything he touches will turn to slouchy androgynous fashion gold…or at least that is what we're hoping for.
Designer Baby Digs
KimYe is preggers, Kourtney Kardashian is raising stylish kin, the royal baby is on its way and Blue Ivy is still hiding her widdle face, but all of the aforementioned have painfully stylish parents, so we would be fools to assume they would be clad in Osh Kosh and Baby Gap. We can look forward to the continuation of big price tickets on stuff for little people, but we also predict a lot of one off baby designs from big fashion houses.
Shopping Everywhere But Stores:
We are doing just about everything at work but working, and most of that time is consumed with spending money while making money online shopping. Shopping in stores is becoming a pastime rather than a necessity, while real style stars are stalking items they want to covet online. From one click shopping apps like Pose to shoppable magazine covers, lookbooks and even music videos, we are sure that actually taking a trip to the store will be soo 2012 in no time.
All Polished Everything:
Americans aren’t as sloppy as they once were. Once upon a time we looked to the Europeans to learn about the fitting of suits, but lately, starting with menswear, America has been stepping its tailored suit game all the way up. Suddenly women are having menswear inspired moments, blazers are fitting right, pants (with exception to this Chris Brown fit) are perfectly tailored and Americans are becoming just a tad more put together.