I know its already April and this post might be a bit late , but there is no sign on spring in London ,so only a week ago I decided  to do a massive springwardrobe clean-up .Doing it properly means being ruthless, whether you adhere to the philosophy of acurated wardrobe  or not.But knowing what to keep is just as important as knowing what to throw away. Otherwise, come the change in season, you’ll be leftsaying that awful phrase of damn, I wish I’d kept my….So for those still facing the change from winter to spring, it’s worth baringin mind which trends will remain in in fashion for Spring 2013 here are key looks to hang on to.

2. Capes

 

The cape is such a perfect winter staple that it can be hard to imagine wearing one in spring. But capes can not only work, they can be a pleasant and unexpected surprise in the warmer months. Burberry Prorsum’s runway was the perfect example of that!  Capes in Duchess Satin in seasonal colours proved that the cape was here to stay, and more desirable than ever.

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Burberry Prorsum S/S ’13

2. Oriental-inspired clothing

One of my favourite collections for SS/13 is Pucci’s  Japanese-inspired runway of modern Geisha girls brought the oriental fashion  fascination into the coming warmer months. And it wasn’t just Pucci  – the likes of Etro, Issa and Behnaz Sarafpour and Prada  bought Asian influences of their own. So those kimonos and oriental-print silks you got for fall, are more than welcome to stick around.

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Pucci  S/S ’13

3. Leather skirts

Leather is just for winter – said no-one ever who actually knew what they were talking about. Leather works across the seasons and those leather we loved so much for the colder months aren’t precluded from working in spring and even summer. Lighter weight leathers and in lighter hues will of course be ideal, but don’t forget that you can always head out at night – once the sun has gone down – in your black pleated leather skirt even in spring.

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Jason Wu S/S ’13

4. Playful retro pieces

If you’ve found yourself indulging in some playfully retro pieces – like 1950’s costume jewellery, pencil skirts, vintage-style hats and anything that takes its cues from the bold, bright side of 60’s fashion , fear not: there’s no reason you can’t keep playing dress-ups with it. Spring brings ample opportunity to show off legs in micro-mini mod dresses, or to cinch waists and layer on the attitude like a retro bombshell babe.

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Moschino S/S ’13

5. Metallics

The spring 2013 runways shone with metallic hues: bronze, gold, silver, leather, silk, lurex… If it was metallic, odds are you could spot it on some runway or another. You’ll also find that, come spring / summer 2013, metallics will be on many a shop shelf. Keeping any metallics you’ve invested in through 2012 is not only a good idea, it’s a must.

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Emporio Armani S/S ’13

What pieces are you keeping form your Winter wardrobe for Spring 2013 ?