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Now let's turn our attention to spring 2013 trends

Linda Miller Modified: May 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm •  Published: January 3, 2013
At the Dallas Market Center's spring 2013 trend report.
At the Dallas Market Center's spring 2013 trend report.

Yes, I know it’s barely the first week of January and the start of 2013. But in fashion we’re always looking ahead and now that the holidays are over, let’s turn our attention to spring clothes and trends.

Way back in October at the Dallas Market Center’s spring 2013 apparel market, Gregor Simmons presented her trend report to buyers and others (OK, me)  who were there to stock their store shelves with all things stylish.  Simmons owns Gregor Simmons Ltd., a buying office in New York.  Many stores rely on her expertise, including Balliets at Classen Curve in Oklahoma City.

She said nostalgia defines the spring season. Do not confuse nostalgia with retro. There’s a familiarity and comfort but with modern details, shapes, lines, trims and textures.

Oh, and there’s plenty of color.  All shades of green (emerald is the color of 2013), pink, purple, many shades of blue, dusty pastels, orange (yes, again), lemon yellow, gray and white.

Sportswear is making an appearance, though the dress continues mostly as sheaths and shifts often with cap or elbow-length sleeeves. Some styles define the waist with fuller skirts and many have pockets.

Here’s a quick look at what you can expect to see in stores in a few weeks. No, that’s not a typo. Blink and I’ll be telling you about swimsuit trends. But that’s another story.

For spring — Touches of lace, texture, laser cuts, perforated details, a shaped blazer, back interest, skinny ankle pants and slouchy, baged pants, slim tunics, fitted classic shirts especially in white, peplums, suede and leather, elbow patches on sweaters, high-low tops and tees.

And exposed zippers, embroidery, chiffon, mesh, laminated/coated fabrics, stripes,animal prints, especially snake, tropical prints, dots and flowers.