7 Winter Fashion Trends for Women
This winter, don’t let the drop in temperatures cause a drop in your wardrobe. Transition to the new season effortlessly by giving your wardrobe a cold weather overhaul.
Chunky sweaters and fluffy coats perfect for winter weather have been in your local Sears store since late summer. So instead of mourning the inability to wear shorts and tank tops, embrace winter fashions that run the gamut from functional to bold.
Each of these seven winter fashion trends offer a little something for everyone. Pick and choose favorite pieces from each, and feel free to mix components to create a style that’s all your own.
Wear this rich hue by itself in a bold statement dress or pair it up with a neutral shade like tan or khaki to make a statement. Not fully ready to go green? Try a statement necklace or a pair of earrings in this eye-catching shade.
Studs and leather aren’t just for the rebellious. Winter 2013 is all about punk chic and edgy details. To rock the trend with style and grace, add some key accent pieces. Invest in a high-quality leather jacket with some edgy details. Keep things like studs, buckles and chains from overpowering your outfit by using them as a primary detail but keeping your prints and patterns minimal. Score a pair of Doc Martens or over-the-knee boots –in black, of course – to complete your look.
These menswear clothing trends for women are nothing new, but that’s never stopped them from coming back with a vengeance. Rock a structured blazer in a pinstripe fabric or a tailored vest in basic black over a collared, button-down shirt for a look that’s both elegant and comfortable. Want to keep it feminine? Look for fitted pencil skirts and dresses with tuxedo-inspired details. Finish off the menswear look with a pair of loafers and a leather clutch.
Pastels are usually associated with the fresh blooms of spring, but you don’t have to wait until the weather warms up to wear your favorite pale shades. Choose a structured trench coat in a powder pink or a slouchy sweater in baby blue.
The military trend is also making a forward march from runways to closets for winter. Think camouflage prints and utility jackets with lots of gold accents. Try a tailored skinny pant in olive green or a fur-lined bomber jacket in your favorite neutral shade.
With the return of grunge in earlier seasons, the comfortable knit beanie is one accessory you need this winter. For the best look, wear your beanie close to your head. To avoid looking disheveled, keep your hair straight and flowing free. If you want to sport an updo with your beanie, go for a slouchy knit cap and leave some of your hairline exposed.
This season’s runway looks aren’t complete without pieces of elaborate, Byzantine-inspired jewelry. Accent your style by wearing large, chunky crosses accented with gold and pearls. Stack gold chains on your wrist and try a gold link headband.