The winter weather is upon us and we’re wondering if it’ll be a white Christmas this year. As we wrap up and try to keep warm, thoughts of keeping stylish disappear as soon as the comfy old socks go on and the old, hole-filled jumper is dug out from the back of the wardrobe. However, as much as we love our favourite winter wear, sometimes we want to combine cosiness with style – and this season’s trends mean layering up has never been so chic. If you’re seeking some inspiration, here are some trends you can channel when you start planning how to keep toasty over the winter months.
Tweed is popular this season and makes for a classic choice when wrapping up this winter. The fashion shows saw quirky bright orange tweed at Prada and cool muted tones at Calvin Klein. Both styles have filtered to shops and boutiques, so you can choose whether you want a long tweed coat or a snug tweed dress made of warm, fluffy wool. Alternatively, you can rock some vintage tweed like I do! I have a 60s tweed blazer that I picked up from eBay a few years ago and absolutely love it.
Leopard print has been a favourite over the years, and thanks to designers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Max Mara, who sent models down the catwalk in the print, everyone’s wearing it this season – including me who usually stays away from animal prints! It’s on everything from bags and shoes to dresses and skirts and if you want to wrap up in style, there are plenty of stores on the high street that have the pattern on coats in various styles. Wrap up in a fluffy jacket or opt for a midi-length mac to give it an edge.
This season, everyone is wearing shades of ’70s brown. The colour was seen at Fendi and Chloé and delivers a colour that looks good both teamed with the silvers and golds of the season as well as with simple creams. To pick up on the trend while keeping toasty, try a pair of jersey or flannel trousers, like these from Damart. Cool disco vibes optional.
Velvet is the ultimate winter material and it’s big news this season. It’s on everything from jackets to mini party dresses. Choose from festive purples and regal golds to embrace the palettes of the winter months.
If you want to make sure you’re extra-warm, you could channel Balenciaga and Marni by adding layers of coats. Whether you want to go with an oversized blazer above a tweed mac or go for a puffer beneath a fluffy fur like at Roksanda, pretty much any combination goes as long as you’re doubling up.