I've separated 2012's top trends into three categories: fashion styles that are still "Trendy", those that are quickly becoming "Tired", and those that will only make you look like you are "Trying Too Hard". First up:
Trends that I think are still likely to be popular in 2013 include the peplum shape (universally flattering), wedge sneakers (still city-chic), and color-blocking. This picture may or may not be influenced by my latest outfit...not saying I'm biased toward these trends or anything...
Trends in the "Tired" category include animal sweaters (what blogger doesn't own an animal sweater?), suspender tights, and creepers with neon soles. I still think these pieces are cute, but they are quickly becoming oversaturated as everyone wears them over and over. Perhaps we are trying to wear these pieces out before they lose all popularity?
I like to call the above picture "A Depiction of A Fashion Blogger Trying Way Too Hard" or "How to End Up on the Front Page of Lookbook.nu". Because to me, it seems that every popular outfit set on lookbook.nu contains one of these overused trends: spiked Lita boots, "mullet" skirts, ombre-dyed hair, or round sunglasses. I think we can all be a little more creative and come up with some new fashion trends!
My workspace: the pictures above are a mix of pen, colored pencil, and pastel.
Here's my toast to a creative and inspired 2013, full of fashion, love, and happiness. And yes, you can burn those skull shirts and tribal-print sweaters now.