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How to do.... Summer Trends 2013
The antidote to the fall’s opulence is a back-to-basics attitude for this coming spring. One of the season’s big themes is black and white; there’s nothing simpler than that. It is not all so basic, the other trends you will be buying into in the coming months are full of details and character. 
Follow our guide about how to work the new trends!
How to do...60's
Retro has never looked so glamorous. The sixties mod look is assembled by mixing graphic and optic prints, bright colours and cropped jackets and miniskirts.
- From hemlines to jackets, keep things cropped. Bare your arms or legs, but never both!
- Don’t be afraid of mix print- the 60’s look is young, playful and graphic.
- The print of the moment; bold white and colour chequered print as seen in Louis Vuitton and Chanel
How to do...monochrome
Seen at Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, back-to-basics black and white looked right after seasons of bright prints and over the top embellishment. Let’s get some fresh air! 
- Play with black and white in graphic patterns, stripes, bold checks and chevrons or mix them together. 
- Keep the whole ensemble in monochrome with black or white accessories or add a touch of colour; yellow shoes or a bright blue clutch will make a statement.
- The ultimate look: mix a black and white striped outfit with a colourful floral scarf or a leopard accessory. Super Chic.
How to do...oriental
This season’s Far East trend comes in the form of origami detailed ensembles, new takes on the traditional Kimono and oriental style prints.
- To follow the trendy look of kimono sleeves or collarless blazers.
- For a more modern take on the trend, choose oriental silk prints and merge with a casual western piece.
- Like the cut but not a fan of the busy oriental prints? Choose a crisp origami fold detail or a white judo-style tailoring.
How to do...Metallic
The trick to metallic fabrics is to ground them with a neutral colour by day and a bold, solid hue by night.
- This time around metallic pieces come in a fresh new colour palette; pink, blue, purple and yellow. A new spin for the shiny trend.
- Texture is crucial. This season look for structured materials. Metallic leather is the look to go for. 
- If a totally metallic outfit is too adventurous for your casual-wear, play with the trend by choosing metallic footwear, mirror sunglasses or gold metallic eye-shadow.
How to do... 90’s
A touch of 90‘s nostalgia was seen on the runways. This look is all built on the casual layering of slouchy and grungy separates.
- Unpack your baggy jeans. Make sure your denim is oversized and distressed or patchwork. 
- Some trends are built on the clothes, but the nineties look is made by accessories; hair scrunchies, slouchy beanie hats and classic style trainers.
- Even though plaid has a winter feeling, you can make it work for summer. Choose a plaid shirt in a light fabric and soft colours as seen in Dries Van Noten. 
How to do...ruffles
Designers reclaimed the ruffle this season. Every flounce counts; dresses with ruffles at the neckline and cuffs as seen in Gucci and flounced flamenco-style skirts at Balenciaga
- Don’t be intimidated by ruffles, thinking they can make you look bigger, wearing them in strategic areas can hide imperfections or highlight your assets. 
- Wearing a peplum top (peplum is the ruffle around your waist), will make your waist look smaller. It’s perfect for boyish figures.
- Keep the balance; if you are going for frills and ruffles on top, the bottom half stays neat.
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