Looking outside the window, all I can see is a whirlwind of white. March brought the official start to spring, but it would seem that someone forgot to tell the weather that. Currently, I am dressed head to toe in cosy knitwear that I had hoped would by this point in the year, be safely stored in the back of my wardrobe, not rearing their soft toasty heads until at least the start of September. Instead it’s the cute sun dresses and bikinis that have been condemned to the confines of my closet, begging to be worn, to feel the heat on their fabric, but every time I open the door to grab another massive jumper I have to shake my head sadly and say “not today”. On the off chance that spring finally decides to wise up and give us the sunshine we’ve been waiting all year for, The fashion conscious sponsorship guys over at Wonga.za have provided a list below of a few key pieces to keep you looking stylish in 2013.
All over the New York runway this season, Bermuda shorts are ideal for anyone who wants to show a bit of leg without having to show their bum cheeks to the world. Super flattering and chic, they suit just about everyone. Perfect for a walk on the beach, they look fantastic dressed down with a pair of sandals or dressed up with some strappy heels. Go for light and floaty this season to be bang on trend.
This year it’s all about the wow factor with your sunnies – the bigger and bolder the better. With a shape and colour out there to suit every face shape, there’s no excuse not to grab yourself a pair of these bad boys. Not only will you look fabulous but you’ll be projecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. Plus, you get the added bonus of being about to check out those sexy beach bodies without being caught.
Ok, so not an individual piece of clothing, but anything that shows a bit of skin is going to be big this spring. From midriff bearing separates to sheer fabrics, there’s something for the most daring to the most demure. This year designers have gone for more intricate laser cut designs to create delicate, detailed looks, guaranteed to make you stand out from the rest.
Cute and quirky, pinafore dresses are making a huge comeback. They’ve had a major reworking this season and you’ll now see them with modern twists, such as the leather pinny that’s shaping up to be one of the biggest key pieces for 2013. You’ll find them in a whole range of styles, from girly and floral to androgynous, there’s a pinafore out there to suit everyone. They make the ideal casual wear, looking great with plimsolls, sneakers or sandals.