Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Style Recap: A Year in Fashion

2013 has been a whirlwind year for fashion, the nineties have returned in a big way, check prints are everywhere, no handbag collection is complete without a satchel, and let’s not forget about this year’s unexpected big trend, the feminine pale pink coat!

Come with Nica as we recap over the past twelve months of fashion and even take a sneaky peek at what’s in store for 2014- did someone say twosie? :-S

Check Prints

Whether in the form of tapered leg trousers, a canvas backpack or shift dress, check prints have made their way into pretty much every fashion collection this year. In the past, check prints were closely linked to grunge and punk subcultures, but 2013 has seen check prints expand into the wider fashion market, with many discarding plainer garments in favour of red plaid scarves and checked tea dresses.

At NICA we must admit to also being swayed by the check movement, and over the months have collected a number of pieces of the check variety. We love the way check prints can bring a welcome pop of colour to an otherwise understated outfit, see our look book below for styling inspiration:

Image Source: Satchel, Tea Dress, Trousers

Image Source: Satchel

With our obsession for everything vintage at an all-time high, it was only a matter of time before the satchel became a favourite amongst lovers of an era gone by.
This year has seen a series of 1950’s diners pop up all across the UK and an influx of vintage clothing and craft fairs. It’s hardly surprising then that the satchel has risen to fame as the most covetable bag of 2013.

We too have fallen head over heels for the beloved satchel- it’s just so easy to style! Available In two sizes and four unique colour shades, the Nica Alicia satchel is designed to suit a variety of looks and is our go-to bag for whenever we’re in need of a fast fashion fix.

Back to the Nineties

Image Source: Jeans, Scrunchie, Satchel, Dress

Velvet scrunchies, ‘Mom’ jeans, poloneck jumpers, collegiate jackets and dungarees- the 90’s has made a huge comeback this year. This casual-cool trend has had us revisiting cult 90’s films such as Clueless and The Breakfast Club and swooning over the style- we need Cher’s colour co-ordinated wardrobe in our lives!

Our foray into nineties fashion has included the introduction of clashing, feminine prints into our daily look to make a statement. We love experimenting with playful prints such as a pair of polka dot dungarees mixed with a vintage botanic satchel and we’re apparently ahead of the trend as clashing prints, twosies and colour pops are tipped to be in for 2014.  

That about wraps it up for our favourite trends of 2013. Meanwhile, we’re eager to see what will come next! What are your trend predictions for 2014? Tweet us your predictions @Nica_Handbags

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