Spring 2013 Fashion Frenzy

POSTED BY Baiyu IN Red Carpet, Style @ September 19, 2012 - 9:48 am

September is a thrilling time of the year for previewing the hottest, most exotic and at times outlandish trends of the coming season. Check out some of Baiyu’s looks as she attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion week in New York City, and get her take on what you should stock up on for your Spring wardrobe.

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For my fashion week ensemble this season, I decided to stick to classic silhouettes that are either paired with accessories that are statement pieces, or are statement pieces in and of themselves. When it comes to rocking the cocktail dress, it’s so important to have a good clutch. There’s something a bit passé about a girl who looks like she has everything together, except is trying her best to hang on to her cell phone, credit card and keys without something to hold it all together. An eye-catching clutch with a pop of color can actually add to an outfit if done correctly, and will also be your best friend. Even if it doesn’t ooze with color, sometimes it’s the details that make it stand out, like the gold branch clasp on the Diane von Furstenberg I donned at the Suzanne Rae show.

I also decided to stick to dresses or skirt separates as well for this round of appearances only because in the past, some of my fashion choices have caught people’s attention, but not necessarily for the right reasons or for the reasons I would like. Always be yourself and dress for your personality! I truly believe that’s the key. Check out a few pics below, and I’ll be sure to add to this collection once all my pictures roll in:

SEPTEMBER 05: Jones Magazine FNO Pre-launch event
Dress: Létté

 

SEPTEMBER 06: Ivana Helsinki spring 2013 fashion show
Dress: Top Shop – Zack Brand
Bracelet: Asos
Clutch: eBay find
Shoes: Michael Kors
Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane

 

SEPTEMBER 06: Walter Baker after party
Dress: Hervé Léger
Necklace: Topshop
Bracelet: Asos
Clutch: Lauren Merkin

 

SEPTEMBER 08: Mason Sylvester Spring 2013 fashion show
Necklace: Vintage find
Top: Asos
Skirt: Asos7
Clutch: Diane von Furstenberg

 

SEPTEMBER 09: Blanc de Chine Spring 2013 fashion show
Dress: Motel
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Clutch: Asos

 

SEPTEMBER 09: Custo Barcelona Spring 2013 fashion
Vest: Custo Barcelona
Dress: Custo Barcelona
Belt: Vintage find
Shoes: Marco Santi

 

SEPTEMBER 09: Anna Francesca Spring 2013 fashion show 
Top: Anna Francesca
Skirt: Anna Francesca
Clutch: Forever 21
Shoes: Asos

 

SEPTEMBER 09: Zang Toi Spring 2013 fashion show 
Dress: Haute Hippie

 

SEPTEMBER 10: Abbey Dawn By Avril Lavigne Spring 2013
Dress: BCBG
Clutch: Katherine Kwei
Shoes: Marco Santi

 

SEPTEMBER 11: Suzanne Rae spring 2013 fashion show 
Dress: Prabal Gurung
Clutch: Diane von Furstenberg
Earrings: Oscar de la Renta

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After previewing a good number of shows to get their take on what’s hot for Spring 2013, I got a pretty solid feel for some of my favorite trends of the upcoming season. Obviously keep in mind that runway styles don’t always translate directly to real life, but there’s also usually a way to incorporate a runway look into your wardrobe without doing it verbatim.  Obviously things are shorter and lighter in the Spring, but I was somewhat surprised to see the ultra sheer fabrics that we saw this Spring reinterpreted into 2013.  The answer to making this trend feasible for the everyday girl or woman is to number 1 wear appropriate undergarments, and number 2 layer layer layer. You don’t lose the sass when you add to the original piece; in fact, you make it unique to your personality!

Another trend that I saw was something that I noticed more for Fall of this year as well, which once again manifested itself in a different way for next spring – pattern on pattern, and sometimes on more pattern. There’s no shame in mixing say a paisley print shirt with a floral pant and adding on a colorful patterned belt to top off the look. The thing to do here is to make sure that the patterns and colors you choose complement each other, instead of being too clash-y. When in doubt, take a picture of yourself in a full body mirror and then look back on it tomorrow to see if you still think it’s a good idea.

I also loved some of the makeup and hair styles I saw this season. Some of my favorites were the creative ways that designers played with braids (y’all know how much I love braids) either using them as bangs, or almost like headbands. The possibilities are plentiful there. I also really like the variations I saw on the classic cat eye that went from mod, to vixen and sometimes even boho with a splash of color. Try it out yourself! In fact, try all these ideas out yourself and let me know what you come up with :)