On Trend: Fashion Forecast – White for Spring

-Rache’ll Brown

Two times a year some beautiful things happen—an array of fashion weeks take place all over the world in cities including Milan, Paris, Los Angeles, and of course, New York. Although I adore winter/fall ready-to-wear runway, the 2013 spring/summer collections, which showed in September 2012, definitely did not disappoint. Through all of the trends, including lace, denim, metallic, and grunge, my favorite by far was the reoccurring appearance of the color white. Chanel, Alexander Wang, and Rebecca Minkoff, among others, utilized this crisp color for the upcoming season. And I love it.

To me, nothing is more beautiful and classic than a bright white piece of clothing. And the versatility! Don’t even get me started. Or do. Think of the endless possibilities offered by beautiful, white clothing. I mean, I’m all for being trendy with beautiful bold prints and exciting exotic cuts, but are they wearable? Not exactly. You can pair literally anything with white. This is a trend that anyone will be able to bring from the runway to campus without too much effort.

Here is how I see this going: white lace shirts paired with high-wasted shorts or bright skirts, chambray tops with white jeans and bright sandals, white flowing dresses with thin printed belts as an accent—these are just some possibilities while using white this upcoming spring.

But honestly, there aren’t a lot of limits that can be crossed while using white. Creating a beautiful outfit is like creating a piece of art. The perfect outfit needs a plain base like a painting needs a blank canvas. I believe that the best looks consist of simple pieces with one or two accent pieces. So take this trend and utilize it to its fullest potential—create a canvas that will lead to the perfect spring ensemble.

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Image from Fashion Slop at http://fashionslop.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/backstage-at-new-york-fashion-week-springsummer-2013-part-1/

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