Yes, the new season is suddenly here, and there’s a lot happening with winter fashion. Introducing the latest looks to weave into your wardrobe… will it be colour? Will it be shine? Or will you be lusting after those luxurious new textures that never fail to make you feel good? We say, try it all!
10 winter fashion trends to try now…
The oversized coat
Simple and sophisticated, an oversized coat will clinch the look. Just think mannish tailoring and you’ll be totally on trend.
If there’s one colour we’ll all be clamouring to buy this season has set a fierce pace with red. For this season’s winter fashion, don’t be afraid to do the double… try the trend from top to toe and let your fashion confidence shine! Not so sure about the all-over red look? Then invest in a coat or style up some separates… you can’t beat black as your back-up colour.
Flower power is back! With a slight nod to the ’60s and ’70s, fashion has officially fallen for those retro floral prints all over again. Layer up and feel the love. Stick to flattering jumpsuits, and go grown-up with dress shapes – the longer the length, the more you’re in line with the new mood.
Puff it up!
Our favourite jacket for winter? Everything’s pointing toward the puffer. How will you wear yours? Opt for paisley print in bright colours for a trendy spin on the puffer. Keep the rest of your ensemble neutral in black, and let your jacket steal the show.
Add a modern edge with glossy leggings and metallic-stud ankle boots – just make sure to show a little skin between them to break up the solid black.
The classic white shirt
Sometimes, keeping it neat is just more stylish. Effortlessly elegant, mix timeless tailoring, classic colours and interesting cuts, and you’ve got your most modern working wardrobe yet.
When it comes to the staple white shirt, you should invest in the best. Want a fashion-forward finish? Add a jewelled collar to give instant clout. What to pair it with? Long-line coats are big business right now, so make supersized top of your wish list now.
The tartan trend is taking another turn on the catwalk, so looks like we all need to keep our wardrobes in check. Wear it any which way you want – but choose more modern cuts to keep it looking now.
Make a bold statement in monochrome: mix and match black and white tartan prints and see your style-status soar.
Isn’t it wonderful when winter fashion actually keeps you warm? So go big on knits – the more oversized, the better. At last – casual, cosy and comfortable clothes. Play with different shapes and proportions. You could go long and fitted over cropped trousers, or layer a loose, patterned number over a neutral roll-neck knit, paired with a mid-length skirt.
Nothing looks more glamorous and lavish than soft creamy colours, greys or creams. Keep it looking chic with equally wantable accessories.
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What’s everyone raving about? Retro! So give your look a slight ’60s swing. A-line – check. Print – check. Polo neck – check. Looks like you’re doing it right. Shorter dress lengths don’t mean everything has to be on show. For an alternative look, try thick textured tights and covetable over-the-knee boots.
Best cover-up? Everyone’s after the collarless cocoon coat. For stand-out style, look out for one in eye-catching fabric.
Shearling, faux-fur, plus a little sprinkle of shine… that’s how to master the must-haves. Layering is key. Your easiest option? A fluffy gilet or stole.
So simple to put together, you can sling it over anything . Stick to low-key colours. White, grey, brown, cream, and black all look luxurious and expensive.
Raise your game with your most glamorous look yet. Jewelling, embroidery, and a burst of metallics… this winter, you’re guaranteed to get noticed. When you’re upping the ante with embellishment, keep your colour palette in check. Sleek and chic equals neutral shades only!
Feature image by bristekjegor
A freelance writer and editor, with 15 years’ experience in the media industry. With a passion for health and fitness, Tammy loves nothing more than researching the latest wellness trends. And if she’s not running around after her sweet four-year old daughter, you’ll find Tammy on her bike, in the gym or exploring the great outdoors – followed by a good coffee, of course!