So we've been dedicating alot of time to trend predictions for Spring Summer 14 over here at Grazia HQ (well, it is our job). But lest we neglect the tips we can learn from looking backwards.
With blogging, instagram and our love of street style and WWW (What We're Wearing) pics) growing each day, 2013 bore witness to a seriously sassy street style. The streets have become the real catwalks and we've pulled together 20 of the best trends we spotted over the past 12 months. The tips are still worth taking into 2014 - often street trends have more longevity than those on the catwalk. Let's break down the key elements, shall we?!
1. It's All In The Details:
Ear cuffs were huge out and about at the shows; although inspired by Givenchy's couture jewellery of Spring Summer 2012 the serious gems are now totally wearable, especially with a clean and relaxed look. On the somewhat less sleek side of the accessory world there has been a penchant for the bonkers bags, jewels and shoes - and the more the merrier. Statement accessories are the fast-track way to update your usual uniform. Boy's Boots were the flat of the year, slipped on with cute girly dresses, tailoring and ripped denim.
2. Serious Silhouettes:
We saw statement skirts like never before - from the hugest full skirts of the princess variety to flicky mermaid midi skirts. The skirt to shoe ratio was changed up too - a clompy boot with a flash of ankle or thick strappy sandal with a full-skirt. Take your pick!
3. The Colours:
This was not a year for neutrals. Pastel pink was the perfect shade in 2013, even the palest coat was pitch perfect in deep-mid-winter and it's a shade that will be around next season too.
Double denim, triple denim, denim tuxedo, dungarees and most importantly, destroyed: from neat frayed edges, to huge gaping knee-holes denim could not be worn boxfresh. Expect even more in Spring.
Click through our gallery above for full documentation of 2013's biggest street style trends...