Lauren Laverne on fashion: getting through the sales during January

Fighting through the sales in January can be tormenting for a shopper, but it won’t be if you’re aware of the fashion trends for next year. Lauren Laverne was once an excellent consumer but now she’s highly suspicious of everything on the high street and can barely recollect when she shopped last.

As she has to juggle between raising her two small children and a very hectic schedule for work, the only “true” shopping she could do recently happened to be in a fake toy supermarket located in her front room, where the cashier was her two year old son. There are things she misses, and many she doesn’t, and here are her tips for those braving the sales this month.

Neon: It will still be one of the most famous trends come 2013. It’s very astonishing, however, if you feel yourself thinking about Agadoo, it is best to start with neon accessories first to be safe.

White: It’s a colour that not everyone can pull off but all-white ensembles have been showcased at Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll and Margaret Howell.

Bombers: Considered to be the “it” jacket for the new season. As Fonzie from Happy Days would exclaim, “Eeeeeeeeyyy!”

Pearlescent fabrics: Collections by Burberry, Dior, Mary Katrantzou and Diane von Furstenberg all gleaned confidently. Pairing a glimmering piece with a solid neutral colour can amp up the appeal of the item.

Crop tops: No comment. Next item.

Snakeskin: A lot of people tend to avoid wearing anything snakeskin, as it has already boomed in the past, however Preen gave snakeskin print a comeback. They toned it down by pairing it with florals in loud patterns and nautical stripes for their spring/summer showcase. Save money buy buying two affordable pieces with the aforementioned prints and pairing them together.

Classics The term “classic” entirely depends on a case-to-case basis, as people have different tastes. 2013 is the year for people to purchase additional pairs of jeans in their preferred cut or any piece in a solid color such as black.