7 Fashion & Beauty Trends to Embrace in 2013

Out with the old, and in with the new. But wait—not so fast. We’re giving you clear-eyed, full-hearted permission to abandon some of the year’s more, erm, troubling fashion trends. Specifically, weird headgear, spiked boots, drop-crotch harem pants, and festival chic (AKA “the dirty hippie look”) can peacefully fade into oblivion like so many nameless trends of yesteryear that we no longer devote brainspace to. (A good rule of thumb: Ask yourself “WWMKOD?” or “What would Mary-Kate Olsen do?” If the answer is “Wear it out with her sketchy old-man boyfriend!” then toss it in the trash immediately. There are, however, a few trends that are worth holding onto…in 2013 and beyond.
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Skinny Jeans
If you’ve been holding out on the grounds that you’re not a size 2 with pin-thin legs, consider yourself schooled and excuse-less. As it happens, skinny jeans made with a bit of stretch (look for Lycra or Spandex on the label), can be much more flattering than wide-leg and boot-cut styles. They lengthen and slenderize legs, not to mention that they look killer with a great pair of heels or boots. If you’re still apprehensive, then I’m sorry to say that skinny jeans aren’t really a trend anymore—at this point they’re just jeans, so you might as well get with it sooner rather than later.


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