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Black is Back for SS13

 

Black is a massive trend for Spring/Summer 2013.  Look for cut-away tops with racer backs or slashed t-shirts to lighten the feel of such a moody palate for Spring.  Make it a head-to-toe look for maximum impact.  Alberta Ferretti uses sheer fabrics combined with lace for an austere, romantic look.  This is all about darkness for day, leaving the sugary pastels for the evening.

Accessories are the 'must have' items for this look to be complete.  Lanvin have taken inspiration from vintage perfume bottles and made fun yet dramatic clutch bags, while Missoni have added oversized floral cuffs or corsages to take the edge off their black, layered sweater dresses with bright and pastel chunky heels completing the outifts.

If you prefer to off-set your black with white then choose geometric prints such as Louis Vuitton's maxi skirt or Armani's blazers.

To add colour to this look add some flats in sugar almond aqua or an oversized clutch in any pastel shade, preferably with a black trim and some utility detailing.

Although black can inspire a certain 'mood', have fun with this look. It is time to experiment with pattern and shape.