The festive time of year is nearly upon us and we cannot wait! The shop floors are filling up with glitz, glam and sparkle as well as all things warm and cosy. Whether your Christmas is all about the parties or being wrapped up on the sofa watching the Snowman, the winter trends this year cater for every seasonal tradition.
As well as being a staple wardrobe basic, turtlenecks are fast becoming a layering essential. With a range of colours and fabrics, they can go with pretty much anything. Wear under your summer dresses and pinafores to double your winter wardrobe! If you aren’t one to layer then fear not, frills, shoulder pads, buttons and pockets are but a few embellishments designers have added to the simple turtleneck, causing them to be a statement piece of their very own.
Quilted and bomber jackets remain a key fashion this season and is most likely to transition into early spring. Longer lengths and brighter colours mean that they can be worn with pretty much anything and for any occasion, just in time for winter walks and watching the fireworks!
Welcome back Corduroy
Corduroy is bound to make you think of University professors and elbow patches. It is a more a retro daytime fabric and does not scream ‘out out.’ But corduroy is making a big come back in a multitude of colours; from autumn hues including burgundy, chestnut and taupe to baby blue, deep purple, teal and maroon. Some designers are mixing corduroy with other materials as well as covering it in an array of patterns. Dress corduroy trousers up with a blouse and a statement necklace or go casual by teaming a corduroy mini skirt with a hoody and chelsea boots.
Jumpers and cardigans are an obvious winter wardrobe essential and designers continue to make an impression on the high street with their individual styles and textures. Winter doesn’t have to be the season of layers just to keep warm; from cropped to off the shoulder, chenille, cashmere or jersey; woollies can now complete an outfit. With designers embracing the need for a winter warmer and enhancing the looks, you can now be cosy and on point. Team a bell sleeved cable knit with a high waisted PU skirt or a front wrap knit with skinny jeans.
This is an obvious trend for the winter season. However, don’t just think ‘Christmas parties’ as every occasion deserves a little glitz, whether it is lunch with the girls or grocery shopping. If you are not one for co-ord glits, then try a chunky knit with lurex thread and a denim skirt or a gold top with tailored trousers and patent brogues. The sparkly trend is sure to follow into spring so experiment with colours and styles.
Autumnal colours are key for this season, think moss green, pumpkin orange and night sky navy to name just a few. Mix shades and textures of deep green and dark navy into every outfit, great for any skin tone and can be applied to anything from streetwear to suiting. Try a corduroy or quilted navy shirt with grey jeans. A splash of orange can be used to add interest to your black and grey staples.