Archive for July 2013

The Key Trends for 2013

Not only are tights a really practical accessory they are also really fashionable and bring a whole host of key trends themselves. Follow our guide and you’ll be on trend and wearing your spring wardrobe faster than you can say April showers.

Crochet tights are a really nice spin on more classic styles, especially for spring due to their lightweight feel and girly charm. Shown across the Spring Summer catwalks by big names such as Anna Sui and Emerson they look perfect under floral summer dresses whilst helping to keep you that little bit warmer. Why not take advantage of the versatility of crochet tights and wear them with denim shorts, a long top and some boots for a rock chic look instead? Crochet is officially classed as cool thanks to the rising of key trends of homemade accessories such as hats and scarves, although perhaps for now tights should be left to the professionals! Jonathon Astondoes a great pair but if anybody asks you can just pretend to be a crafting genius, we won’t tell anyone!

Following the theme of DIY cool, paint splattered tights are also going to be big for spring. Monochrome tights and leggings are a popular base for the paint splattered effect as they show up the bright splatter colours best and look great with a monochrome outfit. More suited for daywear than the office, these tights make a great weekend wardrobe staple and look great dressed down with boots or vamped up with heels.

Minimal chic

For all you minimal Madame’s out there, this is a great season for you. There are a range of designs which boast effortless chic. Elegant simplicity of style and a cool colour palette is all the rage this summer. Look out for simple, elegant detail which defines each piece.

Bold colour

Vivid colour, graphic block shapes and slogans are most definitely making a comeback this summer. These bright tones are sure to enhance that tan and bring a little joy to your day, whatever the weather this summer.

A taste of the orient!

Look out for the rich colour, detailed pattern, fantastic fabric and huge sleeves associated with oriental style and there is sure to be something right up your street. Whether it is a smooth silk or a chic chiffon the materials are incredibly sumptuous. The astounding detail of these pieces is something not to be missed.


Moving from bold colour to black and white. There is a remarkable range of monochrome designs heading the catwalk this summer. Whether it be geometric pattern, chic edge detailing or stylish sleek single colour pieces this look is unstoppable!

Shine and shimmer

Whether it’s a subtle shimmer or an all out metallic in your face shine, be brave and add some sheen to your wardrobe this summer! There are a range of designers promoting glamorous gleam and cool metallic shine so grab your statement piece quick and get those heads turning!

Faux flowers

Look out for oversized floral print on a range of dresses, skirts and tees. With a range of bold colours and styles right through to black and white or metallic flowers there is something for everyone.