Spring 2013 Fashion Trends!

Days are finally starting to warm up and even getting hot! Of course, we cannot, absolutely cannot, let fashion trends of this season go unheard. So, let’s dive in and see what is going to be popular for spring 2013.  Floral will always be a spring trend, so here are the new spring 2013 inspirations:

Leather on leather on leather

This spring, we have been seeing a lot of leather pieces on the runway, including leather shirts, dresses, pants, and, of course, leather shoes. As always, the leather jacket will remain a timeless and worthwhile piece in our closets. Some designers such as Proenza Schouler and Rodarte even take it to the next level by incorporating a lot of colored leather in their outfits.

Rodarte
Rodarte

 

Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler

Lace in the Bedroom
Lace continues to be a beautiful spring trend in 2013 with its soft and intricate detailing. At all the Fashion Weeks, lace was fabulously coupled with the sexy, sleepy make-up look on the models. I feel that girls will always embrace lace. It’s timeless, feminine, and seductive.

Jill Stuart

Shocking Bold
Every year, I wait for this style to literally pop out again … and that is bright, BRIGHT clothing pieces. Do not get me wrong, jewel-tone colors for the fall and winter are breathtaking in contrast to the dreary cold weather. But once the snow thaws and flowers emerge, it’s time to take out the colors, and make them neon while we’re at it. We can be bold in a monochrome style, or we can look to Oscar de la Renta and DKNY for clashing color-blocking outfits for this spring.

DKNY
DKNY
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta

Black and White-Forever Classy
Among all the bold colors and nautical styles, black and white will forever make the greatest statement in the fashion world — you can never go wrong with black and white. In this spring’s runways, the two statement colors work effortlessly together as contrasting patterns on the same piece of clothing.

 

Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs

 

Jill Sander
Jill Sander

 

Global Scheme
The spring 2013 fashion weeks also presented many oriental-inspired and European clothes that are full of exotic patterns and colors. This theme seems to beautifully incorporate traditional styles from around the world. Some of the popular colors seem to be gold, royal blue, and rich purple.

Duro Olowu
Duro Olowu

 

Altuzarra
Altuzarra

 

Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren

Remember, fashion is about having fun and feeling good!

Image courtesy of style.comharpersbazaar.comvogue.com, and elle.com

Hiking in Lake Chabot: Leaving Civilization for Only a Little Bit

We all know very well how stressful school, exams, work, and just regular public interactions everyday can be, but we don’t always want to escape it entirely. Breaks and relaxation are wonderful things and going to a local regional park to hike or just sit down by yourself or with a friend is one of the great ways to satisfy that. When I’m stressed, especially now during the season of midterm storms, I just love to go to my local scenic spot, Lake Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley.

It’s a quiet, but not too quiet park with a gorgeous lake and hiking trails. The thing about this park is that it gives you a lot of quiet space but it can also have a lot of sounds and company. There are always hikers and joggers every hour of the day sharing the trail with you but there are areas where you would not find a single soul around. There are always about three to four families of Canadian geese wandering around on the grass and I can never resist chasing them. And there are these bending trees that just create awesome arches over your head as you pass through. (They are just long trees but I think they’re magical).

lake chabot trees

Fishermen down at the lake shores make up the soft distant sounds when I go hiking so there’s a comfortable peace and merriment without having an eerie silence. So whenever you just feel like escaping the turbulence of civilization for just a little bit while still having some company around, Lake Chabot is the perfect place.

lake chabot j scott bush