This winter Leathers, velvet, and quilting take the lead. Fashion shows aren't always directly applicable to our everyday style, but that doesn't mean we can't get some inspiration and make them our own. These eight winter trends you can try; ones that are surprisingly practical during the colder months. That said, here's what we can wear to stay warm (but look cool!) this winter.
#1 The 70's
One of fashion's most emulated decades, winter will continue to mirror the era's burnt oranges and olive-tone hues, while mastering prints like argyle and paisley. Whether you choose to do full corduroy suiting or prefer to subtly pepper in pointy collars and flared slacks— paying homage to the time period will be easy to do. Aka turtlenecks, if striped better, corduroy, flared pants and wraps for dresses and tops.
Designers have made the workhorse fabric a no-brainer winter staple. Invest in a buttery leather shirt dress that you can layer over a turtleneck for the coldest of days or go for a pant style that will breathe new life into any one of your oversized sweaters.
Don't depend on your outerwear solely for warmth. Take a cue from the runways to make a fashion-forward puffer jacket an integral part of your outfit— even if only for a corner store run. Look for details like deep set side pockets, cinched waists, and non-traditional zipper placements that will help tackle sub-zero temps with style.
The quilted trend— dispersed across jackets, skirts, and even shirting—will continue to excite craft-loving fashionistas, while pandering to all of our hibernating instincts. Tip: lay with quilted separates in neutral colors and tailored silhouettes.
Designers brought one of winter's most beloved fabrics to the forefront this season with long-sleeve, ankle grazing dresses and off-the-shoulder shifts. Inject romance into your look by pairing velvet separates with kitten heels or channel your rocker spirit while slipping into velvet wide-leg pants and combat boots? Lol
#6 Natural Tones
It’s one of the longest-lasting trends for the past few seasons, and it isn’t going anywhere soon. Monochromatic and neutral outfits are easy to replicate and look great on everyone Don’t be afraid to experiment with varying shades of this neutral tone – try sand, camel, or even buff. The opportunities are endless, and it is a timeless option for anyone’s closet. Bonus tip: combine this colors with blue hues in any tone= Gamechanger!
#7 Tiger Print
Every season, there’s a new animal print to covet – this season, we’re going crazy for tiger pattern. This funky and fresh print is a great way to liven up a monochrome outfit without going overboard. The combination of black and warm brown will match the fall temperature perfectly. Add a pair of blue jeans into the mix, and don’t be afraid to play with patterned accessories or shoes. Have a little fun with this trend; it’s an easy way to freshen up your look.
#8 Chain Necklaces with Hoop Earrings
When it comes to accessorizing, sometimes more is more. This season, why not add a chic chain necklace with a pair of stunning hoops? These classic jewelry options are timeless in design and work with every type of outfit. Opt for gold or silver for a traditional feel, or inject a little color into your outfit with a statement piece? You’ll want to rock this combo every day, no matter where you’re heading.
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