|Call this a Mix-Mash?|
It's going to be harder to commit crimes of fashion this season as it's looking like such a brawl already. Neon with lace! Color blocking with lace! Neon with neon! Sailor stripes with lace! Neon sailor stripes!
While the runway shows for Fall 2013 were in fact heralding a return to some minimalism and interesting Shapes, the goods trickling into stores for Spring/Summer 2013 are baroque embellishments of what we started to see last year. A baroque period usually means austerity— or sanity— will shortly follow, so it's up to you how much you go for broke.
|Jill Sander minimalism in my crystal ball|
What's interesting is designer neon looks the same as cheap neon. Below are looks by Christopher Kane in NEON LEATHER LACE (that's three— count 'em— three trends together). Forever 21 is probably doing them in plastic as you read this (four trends). Just to show that the trickle-down effect sometimes really is a trickle, Christopher Kane's was from Spring/Summer 2011. Let's assume this will be the last season for it, so if you're a fan of neon, wear it now before the lights go out.
|Way back when...|
|Ne trop pas|
For some reason a love letter to a crush is often called a mash note. So if you're loving the eggbeater whirl that is in fashion this season, and are a girl who just wants to have fun, have some, just not all at once.