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Spring 2013 Fashion Trend: Holographic Clothes & Accessories


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Holographic looks at Jonathan Saunders’ spring 2013 show. | ELLE

The word “hologram” may bring to mind Tupac concerts and ’90s novelty sunglasses, but this iridescent finish is set to become a major spring 2013 fashion trend. Designers like Burberry ProsumStella McCartney, and Jonathan Saunders featured this futuristic look in their Spring/Resort ’13 collections (pictured above), and now budget-friendly retailers have begun to roll out affordable holographic pieces.

Even though the holographic trend has an ultra-modern and fashion-forward aesthetic, it’s also a surprisingly easy trend to pull off! Don’t believe us? Then just scroll on down to check out our top picks for inexpensive holographic clothes and accessories, as well as some spring-appropriate outfits for inspiration:

Hot Picks for Spring

Whether you want to start small with accessories or make a bold statement with holographic jeans, the items below are fab picks for spring.  And don’t worry about breaking the bank — these items are all priced under $50!

Hologram clothes and accessories
Product Info: Headband- Nasty Gal, Top- Charlotte Russe, Nail Polish- Zoya’s “Adina”, Jeans- ASOS, Crossbody Bag- Nasty Gal, Pumps- Forever 21, Clutch- Nine West, Phone Case- Nordstrom, Sandals- Forever 21, Ring- Forever 21, Flats- Forever 21

How to Wear the Hologram Trend

Need some outfit ideas before you try this trend? Below, we’ll show you two college-appropriate ways to wear the holographic trend this season.

On Campus:

Hologram oxfords, boyfriend jeans, cardigan
Product Info: Jeans- Macy’s, Top- ModCloth, Cardigan- Target, Bag- Nine West, Shoes- Urban Outfitters, Bracelets- Piperlime

Wearing a full-on holographic ensemble may be a little too loud for an everyday look, but we think hologram accessories — like shoes, bags and jewelry — are a subtle, yet trendy choice for a day full of classes.

For this look, start by pairing loose-fitting cuffed jeans with a graphic floral print top. Add a pair of statement-making hologram oxfords, which have a casual, yet fashion-forward vibe. Next, layer on a lightweight cardigan — we love how this mint-colored one picks up on the hues found on the oxfords! Last but not least, grab a neutral-toned cross-body bag and accessorize with several gold bangles.

To a Party:

Hologram blouse, bodycon skirt, wedges
Product Info: Top- ASOS, Earrings- The Outnet, Ring-, Bag- ASOS, Shoes- Kohl’s, Skirt- Topshop

Holographic clothing is a surefire way to make a statement, so we wanted to create an outfit that would work perfectly for a fun night out. For this party-appropriate look, we centered the outfit around a hologram blouse that features trendy sheer paneling.

Since the iridescent top stands out on its own, be sure to pair it with neutral pieces — like this black body-con skirt —  for a streamlined look. Add a pair of sky-high wedges as well as a dark green handbag for an additional pop of color. Accessorize with edgy jewelry to complete this outfit.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of the hologram trend? Do you already own any holographic pieces? Which of these looks is your fave? Will you be rocking this trend come spring? As always, remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

Posted on on February 24, 2013 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: , , ,

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19 Responses to “Spring 2013 Fashion Trend: Holographic Clothes & Accessories”

  1. 1
    February 24th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Wow. I just created a blog post on this like a 2 minutes ago! Love this trend a lot1 x

  2. 2
    February 24th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I like the campus look. It’s just enough of the trend that it would still fit with my personal style.

  3. 3
    February 24th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Love this look. It is not too bright and I could do this in small does. Is it just me or when I saw those models on the runway I thought of the Disney Movie from the 90s “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century” haha. Well hopefully I don’t look like Zenon when I wear this trend.

  4. 4
    February 24th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Hmm, still not sure about the wearability of this trend- I saw a similar pair of holographic pumps on sale in H&M for £7 (originally around £30), & really wanted them! Then I figured out that I’d have no idea what to wear them with =[

    Maybe it’s because my personal style is more bohemian/ colour-blocked/ mod? =/

  5. 5
    February 24th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I think I’ll pass on this trend
    or maybe give it some time and see if I can like it. I’m more into sequins if I want a futuristic look.

  6. 6
    February 24th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Think I’ll pass. I live in texas and I would probably end up blinding someone with the reflection. I do like it on small items like the phone case.

  7. 7
    February 24th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I have a strong feeling that this trend is something we’ll all feel embarrassed about in a couple of years…

  8. 8
    February 24th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    This reminds me too much of Zenon and when I was 9-12, but kinda in a good way.

  9. 9
    February 24th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Wow, 90s flashback! I had clear shiny plastic sandals when I was a kid, and they were so cool!

  10. 10
    February 25th, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I’m honestly not diggin’ it :/

  11. 11
    February 25th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Dunno could i really see myself wearing the clothes from jonathan’s show, 1 i live in ireland and get enough funny looks as it is ! :) and 2 just can’t see it catching on i’m hoping we’re not going back to the 90’s it’s too soon. Finally hope stella see’s some sense i usually like her clothes but i’ll be avoiding this.

  12. 12
    February 25th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    3 words – NO. NO. and NO. This trend is awful. Holographic accessories are tolerable, enough so that I think I just might be able to hold down my lunch. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be caught dead sporting the look.

  13. 13
    February 27th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I was at a fashion show the other day and saw a girl with a pink holographic clutch; I thought it was really cute and unique.

  14. 14
    March 2nd, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    “Fashion Inspiration: Pokemon Cards”

  15. 15
    March 23rd, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I really like this trend! Though for holographic nail polish, I would suggest the Color Club Holo Hues or China Glaze’s new collection Hologlam. That Zoya seems more like a duochrome to me. Not sure I’ll be wearing a holographic top, but the shoes are lovely!

  16. 16
    March 30th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Now I miss my aqua hologram shirt I had in elementary school that I loved XD

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