Winter Fashion Trends 2016
Fashionistas, get ready for Winter 2016 – a season defined by luxury, textures and 80s-style excess! Here are some of the top trends to be on the look out for as you think about adding a few pieces to update your closet.
Long the staple of practical girls trying to stay warm, puffer coats are now very cool! Whether you prefer feather down or man-made insulation, be sure to ramp up the style factor with bold fabrics and colors. Don’t be afraid to pair your puffer with your finest evening wear for a modern elegance.
The classic sailor’s peacoat gets a style update in nautical-inspired below-the-knee overcoats. Navy is always a great and flattering color for most complexions, and is an enduring but on-point choice this season.
From outerwear to accent pieces, invest in a luxurious high-quality faux piece to update your winter wardrobe. Try a stole for a bit of warmth without too much bulk – it can be worn draped over the shoulder or wrapped around the neck for a cozy scarf. Look for faux trim on winter coat or booties to join the fur-trend without breaking the bank.
Stripes are everywhere this season! Keep an eye out for unusual combinations of texture and color, and also for fresh patterns and proportions – variable patchwork patterns add a modern look. Go all out with clashing stripes and colors if you feel bold, or focus on one key piece.
Given their presence everywhere online, it was just a matter of time until cats invaded the fashion scene. Look for cat-inspired prints and colors on everything from coats to shoes this season. If you want something on-point but less bold, try cat-shaped purses, jewelry and other accessories. If you are ready to pounce, don’t shy from mixing clashing animal patterns as long as they are neutral.
Enjoy the resurgence of some of the best bold fashion of the 80s. Although updated for the current season with a modern fabrics and colors, look for the trademark combinations of leather with lace and blazers with crop tops. Seek out asymmetrical shapes and exaggerated details like puffed sleeves. Pieces with shimmer and shine will help to anchor your modern 80s look.
Velvet is this season’s go-to fabric for added luxury in both holiday and day-to-day fashions. If you are ready to jump in, look for coats, pantsuits and dresses in jewel-toned velvet. If you would rather join the trend in a more subtle way, you will have no trouble finding rich-looking velvet purses, shoes, scarves and more.
The underwear as outerwear trend takes shape – literally – with the arrival of the corset. Whether worn over a dress or under a blazer, the corset is turning up in evening wear and day wear, in lux and functional fabrics.
Whether you decide to embrace the excess of the season’s trends or find inspiration in the current fabrics, textures and shapes, you are sure to find something that suits your fashion sense in Winter 2016.