If you are thinking of skipping resort and heading right into spring, we are positive that just one look at our "best of" list will change your mind instantly. From bright lace numbers to glam-ified gypsy attire, Resort 2013 will give your wardrobe a chic and edgy perspective. So what are you waiting for? Check out our list and start shopping now.
The Glam Gypsy
Designers like Altuzarra and Alexander McQueen worked metallic threading, sheer fabrics and haute embroidery into lust-worthy peasant blouses and folksy dresses. The result? A glam take on the always chic boho beauty. To infuse some major glam into your gypsy ensemble, layer on a boho-luxe accessory like this oversized tassel necklace from Rachel Zoe. Sexy and the epitome of nouveau-boho, this statement necklace makes for a stunning and worthy investment.
Slick tailored suits and fit-and-flared frocks took denim from casual to fancy at the most revered fashion houses like Balmain and Gucci. Unlike your regular day-to-day jean, opt for sleek and well-tailored separates this season that feel sophisticated and mature. For a practical take on this resort trend, look for a versatile piece that you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe, like these lightweight denim trousers from Alice + Olivia. Retro-inspired and cool, these wide-leg pants will give any ensemble a sophisticated 70s edge.
While the "see-through" and "sheer" usually describe revealing attire, designers like Celine and Stella McCartney have altered the classic definition by making sheer subtle in their resort collections. By incorporating transparent panels and see-through overlays, this trend went from openly sexy to subtly demure. Give this delicate trend a go by working this paneled delicate knit dress from M Missoni. A fitted bodice and sheer bands, both along the bust and hemline, give this romantic piece a modern twist.
Into the Wild
Animal prints take a bold graphic turn with the help of designers like Giambattista Valli and Kenzo. Think mismatched prints in leopard, tiger and even giraffe—all in one ensemble. Start slow by incorporating these bold separates into your everyday attire. An instant favorite? Giambattista Valli's leopard print peplum-styled jacket which features a fun and playful print.
No longer reserved just for teenagers, designers like Jason Wu and Valentino showed off a sophisticated range of full-skirted party frocks. To give this feminine silhouette an edgier bite, pair with studded booties or even a leather moto jacket. Give this trend the green light by opting for a fun and charming design like this ultra-feminine one from Hong Kong based brand, Niche. A scalloped trim at the hemline and paneled bodice gives this flirty frock an even more delicate take, while its mesh illusion neckline borders on seductive and alluring.
Back to the Future
Progressive designers like Peter Pilotto and Dion-Lee took to holographic fabrics and sci-fi-inspired silhouettes for their resort collections. Think iridescent metallic numbers and hologrammed sequined finishes. Try on this very modern trend without burning a hole in your wallet with these metallic silver leather pumps from Nasty Gal. Pair these holographic platform pumps with a bandaged dress and statement earrings for a full on sci-fi look.
Who needs statement necklaces, when this season already offers the best in built-in-sparklers. From beaded necklines to bejeweled collars, fashion houses like Louis Vuitton and Moschino spiced up their collections with a bit of bling. Give your going-out attire a piece of this fun trend with ASOS' embellished button-down shirt. Muti-colored gems give this collared shirt a subtle yet sparkly accent.
Girly lace takes a backseat this season, as designers like Marc Jacobs and Erdem show off a much more edgy version of the fabric. Dyed in bold hues like deep maroons and electric blues, this classic romantic gets a much needed modern upgrade. Pair this bright chartreuse Kensie dress with black suede booties and minimal jewelry for a sophisticated finish.