Take a break from work (or holiday shopping when you should be working) and check out the H&M Spring Summer 2013 video lookbook for women. Starring model Nadja Bender, the lookbook showcases many of the trends we can expect to see next season, including both fitted and oversized silhouettes in a palette of subdued, desaturated hues as well as contrasting darks like black. Leather is back in a big way, as are sheers, daytime metallics and lots of embellishments, from global (think fringe and patchwork) to edgy (studs and quilted leather). Shoes are surprisingly practical like flat gladiator sandals and western-inspired ankle boots. Yay for that. Jackets will be a layering essentials, from cropped to varsity-style to strong shouldered, balanced by skinny jeans with unique finishes and ankle pants. The overall effect of the styling in this particular video is a bit harsh for me but I see lots of individual pieces that I can make my own. What do you think?