As the temperatures begin to drop, I begin to look for new pieces to add to my wardrobe. I love adding both texture and visual interest to elevate my look (and keep me warm!). But, with so many trends on the market, it’s hard to know which pieces to actually invest in.
I love experimenting with trends, but I know it can be a little intimidating. Which ones are the most comfortable? Which ones can I actually pull off and which ones will give me the most bang for my buck? By simply incorporating a few pieces, you can easily transition your current collection into a fashionable and stylish winter wardrobe.
If you’re looking for a chic street-style look, blending in is not an option. There’s nothing like a faux fur coat to make a bold and dramatic statement this season. Not only does this create the ultimate daring look, it helps to keep you incredibly warm during those long, cold, winter months. It will instantly elevate any look, and since it comes in so many colours, shapes, patterns and textures, the possibilities are endless, and plus you’ll totally turn some heads!
Eye-catching, statement pieces that are truly unique and one-of-a-kind will make a huge difference in your winter wardrobe. Think about when you walk into a room and take off your winter coat, you want something special and exceptional underneath. This is where a statement sleeve comes into play. Whether it’s tier, bell or waterfall, look for a sweater with visual interest that leaves people talking. Sleeves have been the focal point of an outfit for a few seasons and it’s not going anywhere any time soon. A distinctive sleeve will make a huge impact with whatever pieces you pair with it.
A fashionable skirt is a staple to any woman’s wardrobe. In an array of different fabrics, patterns, colours and cuts, it’s a sure way to embrace your unique individuality while having fun with clothing. With so many variations, it’s hard to know which one is on trend now. But, this winter, it’s all about the mid-length pleated skirt. It can be styled in so many ways and is extremely flattering on all body types. Whether you’re looking for a soft and romantic effect for evening, a comfortable and sporty vibe for the weekend or a classic chic look for daytime, this style can be worn several different ways. Also try it in silk, lace, leather or even fur, to have even more fun with textures.
Velvet seems to be the fabric of choice this season. In a sea of winter black boots, it’s nice to break out the fancy footwear once in awhile. Meet the velvet bootie. It’s an excellent alternative to the classic patent leather bootie and adds a real chicness to any outfit. It’s an unexpected twist on winter boots. Whether you look for a bold pattern or play it safe with a solid, a velvet boot will add visual interest to any look. From your favourite skinny jean, to a form-fitting dress with opaque tights, and everything in between, the velvet booties will be the star.
Although you may think of 90’s grunge when you think plaid, this bright and bold print was originated in the 70’s. It’s an extremely versatile print that is making a huge comeback this season. Like a fur jacket, a bold plaid will also make a daring statement. From capes to trenches to cocoons, why not invest in a plaid coat this winter. This classic winter wardrobe essential is a piece every woman should own. It’s more interesting than your standard monochromatic outerwear, but not quite as bold and dramatic as a leopard or embellished coat. It’s the perfect balance of both worlds. This print can easily be styled with everything in your current wardrobe, yet is eye-catching enough to make a thrilling entrance.