Updating your wardrobe in 2013

2New York Fashion Week landed in February and showcased a number of key trends for 2013. We have pulled out the more wearable of these trends for you to consider when updating your wardrobe this year.

Plus, we’ve provided a top tip to help you fund the purchase your new pieces. Which style will you go for?



Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs are making monochrome big for spring 2013, and it’s a trend that is easy for us all to disport. Black and white monochrome is actually a style that you will be able to wear during all seasons. It’s accessible for all budgets, and works day or night, so a few pieces added to your wardrobe will help you stay on-trend all year round.


Whether your stripes are horizontal or vertical, nautical or candy-inspired, stripes are easy to wear and one of the biggest trends for 2013. A large number of designers are including stripes in their collections this year, including Tommy Hilfiger and Marc Jacobs. Incorporate stripes with the black and white trend above and you will be leading the fashion pack.


Leather is back with a vengeance in 2013. One good quality piece will make an outfit look and feel effortlessly luxurious. The high street is already promising some great designs, making it easy to find one that suits your shape, style and budget. To ensure a sophisticated look, keep to minimalist shapes, deep colours and team with simple clothes and accessories.

Big cat prints

This year is all about animal print of the big cat variety. We’re seeing tiger and leopard prints in recent designer collections, particularly those by Kenzo. Animal prints can be as subtle or loud as you like. To update your wardrobe, add a print scarf to a block-coloured outfit for subtlety or find a Kenzo-inspired tiger sweatshirt to make animal print the core of your ensemble.

Sporty dresses

Showcased in DKNY and Victoria Beckham’s collections at New York Fashion Week, the sporty dress is a great trend to lead us from spring into summer. The high street loves it too. It is flirty yet comfortable and versatile, as it can be teamed with canvas sneakers or heels.

Top tip to help you fund your new wardrobe essentials in 2013

There are a number of organisations which buy your old clothes for cash, providing that bit extra for some guilt-free shopping. Some even give you an estimate on the item’s value before you decide whether to sell. Why not dig out those trousers you’ve never worn, or those tops that always sit at the bottom of your drawer and see what they are worth? According to the shopping channel QVC, we have an average of £300 worth of unworn clothes in our wardrobes. Sell those and you can update your wardrobe in 2013 without breaking the bank.

So our advice would be to Try Music Magpie to sell your old clothes for cash. Then go shopping!