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Hello everyone!
Happy new year again. First outfit post for 2013, starting off in a vibrant note with colors that will mark spring 2013. More on trends of 2013 in this blog post.

I am wearing...

Royal blue shirt - Brigade Road. (Paid Rs.900, after bargaining for half hour from Rs. 1600)
Polka Dot shirt -Commerical Street (Old, as seen in many posts, bought during sale for Rs.480)
Yellow Skirt - Splash Fashions India. (Old, as seen in many posts, bought during sale for Rs.1000 )
Belt - Old- Max Retail Shop Commerical Street. (Old,as seen in many posts, bought during sale for Rs.150 )
Bag - Crunchyfashion.com
Rings - Stilettos Diary Shop.
Bracelets - Vero Moda. (Got it during sale, cost around Rs. 250 for entire set)
Heels - Zara. (Old, as seen in many posts, bought during sale for Rs.1790)
Watch - Aldo courtesy Majorbrands.in
On my nails - Maybelline Colorama

I recently did a segment for Udaya TV about trends of 2013. It got me thinking, why not start the new year with a post about trends we can expect in spring 2013, how to incorporate the trend seen in the runway every day on budget while recycling your existing wardrobe!

1. Bermuda Shorts : Yup, these are coming back. Peter Som, Rag & Bone, DKNY ramped up the fashion show with printed, suited twist to bermuda shorts. I couldn't be happier, bermuda shorts are super comfortable and my favorite.

2. Black and White : Black and white combination made a strong presence in spring 2013 runaway. Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs added their own twist in the form of prints. This a trend that screams to be worn among all ages. Time to take out all the black and white outfits : polka dot, stripes, hound-sooth from your wardrobe.

3. Statement Sunglasses : They are back, after cat eye sunglasses revolution designers Anna Sui, Phillip Lim, Diane von Furstenberg brought muted and vibrant statement sunglasses on the ramp.

4. Bold Stripes : I love stripes, forget spring, it looks good any day. Designers Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs did all of us a favor and brought bold stripes trend back.

5. Leather : This trend will continue, minimalistic shapes, rich colors such as grey, burgundy and teal marked the return of luxe leather for spring 2013.

6. Beading : Last year, Karl Lagerfield (Chanel) took inspiration from India. Designers Oscar de la Renta, Altuzarra, Marchesa added their own twist bringing back beads inspired evening wear.

7. Shorts Suits : Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Helmut Lang did all of us a favor and got Short suit back. Vertical stripe, floral and jacquard short suits marked the return of this trend.

8. Sporty Dresses : After the sneaker revolution by Isabel Marant, leave it to Victoria Beckham to bring back a trend which requires to hit the gym hard! Sporty dresses with flirty A-line skirts and shoulder-showcasing bodices embarked her forecast for spring 2013. My entire childhood, I spent of my time wearing this trend while playing tennis. This is one trend I am skipping this season. But for all the sport lovers out there, this season add a sporty twist to your outfits.

9. Flats, low Heels and white heels: Revenge of the flats this season. Move over high heels, flats and low heels are marking a comeback. Designer Marc Jacob, Peter Som runway show emphasized comfortable metallic embellished flat and low heel footwear .Having said that, white high heels are making a comeback this spring.

10. Colors for spring : Pantone color prediction for spring 2013 is blue, emerald,lemon zest and red. Few muted colors such as violet, jade , coral will make a come back this season. In my opinion, the colors to look out for :- every shade of blue , yellow, emerald and of course black and white.

Well the best part about most trends this season is, it won't drill a hole in your pocket. I will be doing a closet remix series, how you can incorporate most trends re styling with your existing wardrobe.

Keeping the trends in mind, I layered my polka dot shirt with a royal blue shirt. Paired yellow skirt and completed the look with green bag and Zara heels. Silver revolution is on the way, this spring marks the entry of silver accessories. I completed the look with silver rings and silver, black bracelets. I suggest go without the belt, or a thin belt for this outfit. Since I have put on weight, I wanted to cover the bulges of the sides and hence opted for a big belt. I kept the make up minimum.

Do let me know what you think about the styling. I will wait for all your comments.

P.S. Few notes via glamour.com, harper's bazaar, NY Times, Fab Sugar and Pantone.

For any queries on styling please feel free to contact me via Facebook, Twitter or drop me an email - stilettosdiary@gmail.com or leave a comment here. :)

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Loads of love,

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