Many of us may find the cold weather quite dreadful, but it’s the perfect opportunity to take our style to the next level as we try to keep warm. During months of soaring heat and humidity, we may only be limited to wearing cotton shirts and chinos, but in winter we can play with layers, and that is a wonderful thing. Here are some winter fashion trends that you can try this season. Mix and layer them with different pieces to keep you feeling warm and looking dapper.
Bomber jackets are one of the must have items this winter. Shops are filled with bomber jackets at the moment and there are so many variations to choose from! Whether it’s a luxury flight jacket based on American aviators, a high street puffer based on the 90s reversible, or a sporty jacket, make sure you have at least one in your wardrobe.
You may not think of the simple hoodie as the most fashion-forward item in your closet, but it’s one of the most comfortable and practical. The key to making a hoodie look stylish is to layer it with other pieces of outerwear. Partner a hoodie with a leather or denim jacket for an edgy outfit. For a more contemporary, urban look, wear a hoodie with a bomber jacket, parka or pea coat. Complete a hoodie outfit with a pair of jeans and sneakers or boots.
Long coats have been hitting runways and streets across Europe and the US in the past few years. They’re the perfect piece you can use when layering clothes. You can wear them over your business suit to keep you warm on your way to work. For casual weekends, you can wear them over your jeans and shirt or jumper.
Long coats come in different varieties. They can be luxury or high street and made of herringbone, camel hair, wool, sheep knit, tweed or mohair. When buying a coat this season, make sure it’s a long one.
A turtleneck is an extremely versatile piece that can keep you warm and cosy as the temperature drops. For a casual look, pair it with dark denim jeans and a long coat. For a smart ensemble you can wear to work, pair it with trousers and a blazer. Choose turtlenecks in deep colours such as a dark grey, navy or black to make them easier to layer with coats or other jackets.
Prints are everywhere this season. From shirts, shorts, ties and even shoes – they are all getting the bold print treatment! Bold prints can surely add spice, colour and character to your look. But if you’re not comfortable with wearing bold prints, you don’t have to go all out with this trend. You can start with something small – even a printed tie can make for a bolder look. Whatever way you choose to wear print, make sure you have some key pieces in your wardrobe. Plus, prints may be exactly what you need to chase those winter blues away!
While they are essential to keep our necks warm during winter, scarves have also become a key accessory of the season. They come in a variety of materials and prints, but this season’s trends are leaning towards emerald green and tartan.
Emerald green is a favourite colour choice in the street style scene across the globe. Wearing an emerald green scarf can add a burst of colour to a simple ensemble and quickly amplify your look.
On the other hand, tartan has become a popular pattern choice in recent street style looks. Do you want to spice up modest casualwear? A tartan scarf with bolder and brighter patterns in colours such as reds, mustards and bright greens are sure to leave an impression.
Gloves not only keep your hands feeling toasty in chilly weather, they can also change your entire look. For a polished and retro look, leather gloves can add shine and dimension. For a more playful or laid-back version of this trend, knitted or woollen versions of gloves work beautifully.
The cold weather can get gloomy at times, but the bright side is, we can use this season to experiment with the latest trends. Mix and match some items you already have in your wardrobe with winter’s trends. You’ll discover that dressing up this season can be a lot of fun!
Need help with your winter wardrobe? Sally’s Power Shop service is the most efficient way to update your wardrobe and style. And if you’re not in Melbourne (or simply don’t have the time to meet Sally!) check out her Online Styling Service.