As you prepare for a night out with the girls, make sure you have some of these 2013 spring fashion trends in your closet. They will put you at the forefront of fashion. Most of them will also keep you quite comfortable.
Rompers are Cute and Comfortable
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Don't let the word "romper" fool you. For 2013, designers have turned this item into a must-have for every woman's wardrobe. Rompers give fashion designers a large canvas, so expect to find some that you really like and some that you really hate. Ideally, you'll know the difference between rompers made for sophisticated women and the ones you wore the last time you begged your parents for New Kids on the Block tickets.
Flats and Short Heels Are Finally Cool
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It's about time that the fashion industry accepted flats and short-heeled shoes. High heels might look good on a few women, but they're mostly terrible. Not only do they make your feet hurt, they can also leave tall women feeling uncomfortable as they tower over their dates.
With flats, no one has to feel physically or emotionally uncomfortable. Go ahead and let out a sigh of relief.
Anything With Stripes... Well, Almost Anything
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Take a look at 2013 fashion shows and one thing becomes obvious: designers love stripes of all kinds. If you haven't embraced stripes, now is your chance. Almost anything with horizontal or vertical stripes will look cool this year. There's an emphasis on that almost. You do not want to look like Where's Waldo.
Leather Skirts Make a Come Back
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Who would have thought that leather skirts would make a comeback? At least this year's leather skirts aren't like the super-tight designs from the 1980s. They're much more comfortable, attractive, and forgiving - they won't reveal every bulge that you'd rather not display on the dance floor.
There is the chance that someone from PETA will douse you in red paint, but no one said fashion was safe.
Sophisticated Drinks are in, Cute Drinks are Out
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Unless your big night out includes dinner at O'Charley's, don't even think about ordering an appletini in 2013. If you want an apple-flavored martini, you'd better invent a time machine.
2013 is all about sophisticated drinks. That doesn't mean downing straight scotch while pretending it doesn't burn. It means a return to traditional drinks that have stood the test of time. If you want respect from your bartender (not to mention a drink worth drinking), trying ordering:
- A mojito
- A martini
- A vodka tonic
- A gin and tonic
You can get fancy, but don't go soft. If you want a drink, order one. If you want a piece of candy, don't bother the bartender.
Sunglasses That Make a Statement
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After a long night out with your friends, you might need a pair of sunglasses that will keep headaches at bay while making you look like the coolest woman alive. For 2013, you can ditch the little granny glasses. This year, everyone wants sunglasses that make a statement.
Don't run from big, brightly colored, outlandish glasses. If it looks like you stole them from your 3-year-old niece, then you've done a good job.
What other fashion trends have you spotted this spring?