Now that we are officially in Autumn it’s time to start planning our winter wardrobes. Here’s my pick of the most wearable trends you’ll see over the cold months ahead. Remember, you don’t have to fill your closet with everything that’s ‘in’; just choose the few that spark your interest, match your personal style and work with your lifestyle.
With these little beauties you can channel your inner Stevie Nicks and inject a little bohemian style into your winter wardrobe. They’ll be Bell sleeves in dresses, tops, sweaters and even the occasional coat. Bell sleeves are great for stepping up the drama and adding a touch of boho flair to what would otherwise be a plain old sweater. Try a bell-sleeved piece layered underneath your coat and pull your bell sleeve through it so that there’ll be a glimpse of chicness even when you’re trudging out in the cold. Accessorize with a wide brim hat to protect against the wind for maximum 70’s fashion feel.
This trend is a playful and flirty way to combat the cold. Whether it’s metallic glitter or straight up glitter sparkle, a pair of glitter boots will add a spark to winters traditionally dark appeal. Add them to a simple jean and sweater look and what as people turn their heads and smile. Keep the rest of your look minimalist and elegant, and let these glittery boots do the talking.
Nothing can beat the dark and romantic feel of the Victorian inspired high collars. This detail can go a long way in stepping up your fall/winter looks. To have these high collars peeking through underneath your fall leather jacket or pea coat will be utter style perfection. This high-collar style can be worn from work to play, with jeans or with voluminous skirts—the possibilities of styling this are endless. Bonus points when this high collar is paired with shoulder dusting statement earrings.
It’s all about sleeves this season. The voluminous sleeves on a lot of the silhouettes on and off the runway are going to look stellar when worn with your favorite tailored trousers. Different from the bell sleeve silhouettes, over-sized sleeves are more about the juxtaposition of tailoring in the structure of the garment then the surprised of dramatic volume in the arms. This look can be work appropriate and can also be night-out ready when worn with a sexy pair of stiletto heels.
Midi skirts are, arguably, the trendiest, and one of the most flattering items to be worn on and off the runway. There’s a shape to suit every shape and age so go grab one of these marvels. For the hottest look this season team them with knee-high suede boots. Whether it’s an embellished, lace, or pleated skirt, a midi skirt will be your closet work horse this season.
Mustard and Chocolate Brown
OK, I’ll admit, it’s not the world’s favorite color but you must have noticed by now, that mustard is already everywhere. I’ve bought myself a fabulous knit from Next Direct that I can’t wait to wear. It’s a huge trend this season and if you’re timid just try a touch with shoes or a bag.
Chocolate brown will be enjoying a resurgence this season and is oh so wearable suiting almost everyone. It will bring elegance and delicious warmth to your winter ensembles. Team it with lighter camel hues and jewel tones, for extra sophisticated and don’t be afraid to wear it with black, this former faux pas is the new tonal pairing du jour.
Polka dots are commonly thought of as a summer print, but designers are flipping the script this season and adorning the runways with polka dots for fall/winter. The way to don the winter polka dot is choose it in an unconventional piece. Summer is about breezy polka dot sundresses and tank tops, while the winter polka dot is about dotted faux fur and polka dot pants or a trench. Polka dotted pieces just add a pop into your winter layering look.