This season had so many bold things to say, not least of which was the structured skirt trend. Call it a rehash of Dior's New Look. Call it a modern twist on a classic silhouette. A resurgence of appreciation for that unique female form, the one that goes in at the waist and out at the hips, a rarity in today's modern world, was alive and well on the spring runways. Fit and flare skirts, heavy on the flare, have been dancing in my head since September, when spring's shows sprung. I can't wait to add a few of 2013's "new look" pieces to my wardrobe. Vive la difference!
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.