10 Totally Wearable 2013 Fashion & Beauty Trends

10 Totally Wearable 2013 Fashion & Beauty Trends
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10 Totally Wearable 2013 Fashion & Beauty Trends

2013 Style Trend: Black & White (With Shades of Grey)

The erotic bestseller, 50 Shades of Grey, took over America’s bedrooms, and come the new year, it’ll infiltrate your closet. Think ‘tamed dominatrix’ style with strong shapes and bold black-and-white color combinations. Alexander Wang showed dissected, diagonal cut-outs and graphics at his spring show, while S&M-inspired looks appeared at BCBG Max Azria. Channel your inner Anastasia with this work-appropriate skirt featuring an intersecting pattern...and leave the whip at home.

Get it now: Ann Taylor skirt, $88, available in February at anntaylor.com

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2013 Style Trend: Pale Nails

Our fingernails have surrendered. As much as we love decals and glitter, in 2013 we’re also excited to go nude—and lucky for us, barely-there shades, French manicures and au naturale looks are back in a big way. Manis with a light touch sprung up at the Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs shows. Copy the look with this frosty nude polish from the upcoming Mariah Carey by OPI collection.

Get it now: Mariah Carey by OPI nail polish in A Butterfly Moment, $9, available in January, for stores see opi.com

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2013 Style Trend: Emerald Everything

It’ll be easy being green in 2013 thanks to Pantone, who named emerald their color of the year. The fresh choice is said to promote balance and harmony—and bring growth and prosperity. (Does that mean more green in our pocketbooks too?) The color popped up in Tracy Reese’s floral prints, while Nanette Lepore showed halter-neck dresses in the pretty shade. Try the catwalk look with this vibrant pintucked dress that screams springtime.

Get it now: Merona dress, $27.99 at target.com

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2013 Style Trend: Stripes

Whether it’s a punk-rock vibe or a preppy nautical theme, stripes continue to be a popular trend, with Jack White-approved suits at Tommy Hilfiger and a gorgeous gown with navy bands at Oscar de la Renta among the stand-outs. To switch up the season-less look, wear an unexpected striped item like this schoolboy blazer.

Get it now: Gap striped blazer, $88 at gap.com

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2013 Style Trend: Denim

Like stripes, denim is one of those obvious “no-duh” trends that will never go out of style. But the new year’s look means more than just jeans. Chambray pants, button-down shirts and patchwork dresses made appearances on spring runways. Even jean shorts (yes, jorts) popped up on the catwalk. Just remember to stick to a classic shape like this pleated skirt and you won’t be so 2013 come 2014.

Get it now: J.W. Anderson for Topshop skirt, $79.99 at topshop.com

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2013 Style Trend: Global Prints

Even if you don’t have a trip planned to a far-off land in 2013, you still can fake it. Marchesa and Derek Lam created passport-worthy pieces inspired by such exotic locales as India and Russia. And you can cop the same jetsetter style by dressing in luxe-looking metallic fabrics and rich global prints, such as this intricate patchwork jacket. Bonus: You won’t have to remove it for airport security.

Get it now: H&M jacket, $399, available in March, for stores see hm.com

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2013 Style Trend: Crimped Hair

For better or worse, the ‘80s will never die, and coming back around this season is crimped hair. Fluffy, slightly crimped tresses were a fun upgrade on beach waves for Mara Hoffman’s tropics-inspired collection. Create lots of texture using a micro-crimper at home—but go scrunchie-free, please!

Get it now: Remington mini crimper, $12.72 at remingtonproducts.com

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2013 Style Trend: Peek-a-boo Pieces

We’re not talking about Vegas style overexposed getups, but artfully-placed cut-outs and midriff-baring separates with a bit of boudoir sultriness thanks to sheer, feminine fabrics. Plus, the look can work on any body, really. Flash a hint of skin (and maintain your modesty) in this pretty sapphire dress with a subtly sexy cut-out neckline and pleated overlay.

Get it now: Modcloth ‘Fly by Nightingale’ dress, $94.99 at modcloth.com

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2013 Style Trend: Candy-Colored Hair

Bye-bye, ombre. From a few subtle streaks (like this model’s at Peter Som) to dye-dipped ends to a full mane (like the electric wigs atop the heads of Anna Sui’s girls), next year’s ‘dos will be rainbow bright. Try the trend without the commitment using stylist Kevin Murphy’s Color.Bugs, a pigmented powder that washes out after one wear.

Get it now: Kevin Murphy Color.Bug, $24.95 each at adorebeauty.com 

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2013 Style Trend: Ankle Straps

The best way to start off the new year on the right foot? A new pair of shoes, of course. Thick, chunky ankle straps stood out at the Michael Kors and Gucci shows. But if you don’t have spindly pins like a supermodel, aim for a thin strap and a nude hue like these heels, so your legs will still look long and lean.

Get it now: Jennifer Lopez ‘Pesca’ pumps, $74.99, available in January at kohls.com

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Fashion's most wearable trends in 2013? From peek-a-boo pieces, to emerald everywhere (and, um, jorts) here's what's we'll be wearing in the New Year.

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