Wear Now, Wear Later

It’s maddening to buy clothes that have a one-season shelf life. We spend a lot of time shopping for clothing, that we might only wear for a short amount of time. I’m always interested in getting more mileage out of things, even trendy items, which by their very nature are short-lived (maybe 2-4 seasons, i.e. all-white has been going steadily for about 3 seasons and is heading into 2013 as strong as ever).

With the Spring 2013 runway collections wrapping up in Paris, next year’s trends are already starting to crystallize. Since most of us are still shopping for this season, why not kill two birds with one stone? You can add a few forward-looking trends to your closet right now, that will have you ahead of the curve come March.

Vertical Stripes

Les Copains spring 2013 runway

Les Copains, Spring 2013

Anthropologie, $158

Yellow

Gucci spring 2013 runway

Gucci, Spring 2013

Anthropologie honeycomb lace dress

Anthropologie, $288

Printed Pant

Balmain spring 2013 runway

Balmain, Spring 2013

Anthropologie Lace Slims pant

Anthropologie, $158

Plaid/Grunge

Dries Van Noten Spring 2013 paris runway

Dries Van Noten, Spring 2013

Need Supply, oxford shirt dress

Thom Dolan, $350

I got a kick out of the Dries Van Noten spring collection this year. He makes me want to pick up some plaid and relive the 90s. His layering techniques and materials are masterful. Click the link above and see how he turned grunge into a posh affair.

My Spring Fashion Pinterest board is up to 141 looks. If you want to see what else is trending, go take a look and get ahead on your shopping.

x Laura

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12 responses to “Wear Now, Wear Later

  1. The black and white capris with the red kitten heels has my name written all over it. I love this look!

    Elisa

  2. Ahhh, how refreshing. I have always been fanatical about the colour yellow, so naturally I was drawn to the Gucci creation :)
    Though, can’t deny me some Balmain either!

    Wonderful picks, Laura!

    • Thanks Edita!
      Gucci did a great job with their collection this year and I loved this yellow dress too. Let me know when you do a pictorial with some yellow. I wanna see that!
      x Laura

  3. I’ve been checking out your pinterest for inspirations! Thanks!
    I don’t usually wear plaids but that last dress is calling me….have NO clue why?! So cute!

    • I know, the plaid is getting me too. Answer the call and rock it with some killer shoes (like you always do). Many thanks for visiting the pinterest page. I love seeing what you’re pinning.
      x Laura

  4. All I can say is that Dries Van Noten has a weird sense of what goes together. Thanks for keeping “grandma” up to date on what’s going on out there!

  5. I want to see YOU in a Westwood dress! Elaine

  6. Hah! Oh, I agree. I don’t think I’d want to see anyone in that! E

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