The winter season is in full swing, and with this new season comes refreshingly cozy styles and trends. Although fashion shows aren't always offering clothing items that are applicable to everyday life, a few of this year’s staple items offer quite some inspiration. In specific, 5 winter trends have caught the eyes of the fashion world, as they are practical for day to day wear, but still make a bold statement. From all fur to puffer coats, this is what fashionistas everywhere are wearing to protect them from the cold while still looking hot!   

 

1. Puffer Coats

Both ELLE and Vogue have transformed the classic puffer coat from a fashion faux pas to a must have staple item. This season’s style of the coat ranges from flashy metallics to a simpler black style. Pair the puffer coat with the classic little black dress and your night is set for fashion success!      

2. Turtlenecks Under Dresses

Just as summer ends, I’m sure we're all extremely devastated to pack away our beautiful flowing dresses. Fret not, runways have introduced layering tactics that allow you to 'winterize' any item you’ve got by placing a turtleneck underneath it. Fashion icons such as Elle Fanning, Kendall Jenner, and Kate Bosworth have all been seen attending events mimicking this trend. So, follow the professionals and start to wear your favourite summer pieces with no fear and without freezing.    

3. Platform Boots

Looks like the 90’s are reaching new heights with the recurring trend of platform boots! The majority of inspiration for this runway trend comes from the iconic Spice Girls, and these boots are now making appearances on everyone’s shoe racks. Styles such as the well-known cheetah print and patent leather can handle slushing through the winter streets while still looking as fashionable as ever!     

4. Patent Trench Coats

By mixing the enteral, classic trench coat with the glam of leather shine, a runway must-have is born! This staple item can be worn on those unseasonably warm winter days. The patent trench coat is able to offer you warmth without causing you to overheat, all while never falling victim to fashion suicide.     

5. Fur

Everything fur is making its way back into style thanks to designers everywhere! Fur coats, fur vests, fur stoles, fur scarves and fur shirts; it’s back on runways all over the world. By wearing one fur item on its own, your outfit is complete. This staple has the power to transform a look from simple to elegant in seconds.  There are also quite a few retailers that offer faux fur options for the environmentally conscious fashionista!

 

These 5 runway trends offer the ability to develop a chic sense of style without the outrageousness of contemporary runway options. So, why not join the rest of the fashion world? There’s nothing stopping you! 

 
 
 

Published by Nancy Pierri