Winter is already upon us and unfortunately escape from its cold, chilly grasp is not something we can opt out of, however, as we transition from showing skin to covering up, here are some trends to incorporate to ensure that this transition is inclusive of both style and class.
Designers have utilized certain wording through which the origins of some winter trends emerge. The idea of clothing as an “armour” was introduced during these discussions and manifested through leather dresses and head-to-toe animal prints.
As daunting as embracing the animal print trend to its entirety may be, why not rise to the dare and put on the “armour”? The animal prints range from leopard – ocelot, zebra – tiger, wild stripes and spots.
Winters mostly harsh and chilly weather requires heavy and multi-layered clothing, but on days when its leniency is afforded to us, sheer socks are a perfect addition to an outfit, light weight and comfortable, they not only let feet breathe but transform even the basic shoes to a fashion statement.
A couple of trends which were previously summer-season specific are now also relevant in winter. This is most evident in the integration of bold/bright colors, statement earrings and floral designs into winter.
BOLD AND BRIGHT COLORS
Dark and dull colors were a first preference throughout this cold season in the past. However, through time they have become regular statements — with red being at the top of the 2018 winter trend list.
Statement earrings as, “earrings which invite attention from others by demonstrating bold, original, and unique designs with innovative construction and design material combinations” are a necessary accessory to a season deemed as lifeless, dark and in need of an awakening.
The beret has been used to embody various personas throughout history — from political to aesthetic. This flat, round and visor-less unisex hat has been at its peak throughout all seasons since June 2017 and is still applicable this winter. “Options for wearing the beret include set back on the head (halo style), flat on the head (pancake style), pulled down covering the ears (winter version), dipping diagonally to one side (fashion style), or pulling over the eyes for sleeping (oversized practical type).”
Knits have always been a necessity for winter, whether it be a turtleneck, cardigan or jumper, these interwoven garments are guaranteed to keep one warm and stylish. These with different knit/pattern styles and warm colors are ideal for most winter days.
On days where summoning the boss lady is a preferred choice, monochromatic suits are ideal as they flow nicely in alignment. These are easy to put together as the color and pattern scheme of the garment(s) is the same head-to-toe. Simple yet sophisticated, these depict a perception that a lot of time was/is invested in putting an outfit together whilst it is not.
Winter is cold and the night befalls us quicker than it did before but this does not mean that dressing up is not a priority. These trends will better equip you with guidelines on which trends to jump on this winter.