This season’s hottest fashions represent a mix of vintage-inspired styles, pastels (even for winter), fur, oversized coats, and feminine versions of classic men’s patterns, Style.com reports. Bold outerwear is also a hot trend for this season’s chilling temps and holiday spirit. Make a statement at the next holiday party or on an ice skating date with any of these stylish, wintry looks.
One wardrobe essential that will guide you through the winter in high style, and keep you warm, is an over-the-knee boot. Whether you’re attracted to suede, and high-heels or flat and leather, boots are a fashionista’s best friend for chilly days. Don’t be afraid of embellishments, such as buckles or studs, either. Elle style experts suggest pairing boots with a high-waisted short skirt or a bold pair of leather leggings. For a more casual look, wear boots with skinny jeans.
After Pantone named emerald green the 2013 color of the year, fashion designers incorporated the vibrant, lush and festive holiday color into their collections for the fall and winter 2013 seasons. If you’re going for a festive look, wear an emerald green blouse with black editor pants to a work luncheon or slip on an emerald green cocktail dress for a girls night out or holiday work party. You’ll look so festive that you’ll stylishly match the holiday cards, presents and decorations that are all part of the exciting festivities.
Dramatic oversized coats are another killer fashion trend this year. This year’s styles embrace eye-catching pops of color as well as daring textures, fabrics and cuts. Think fur and leather for making a statement as you step outside into the brisk air and dark evenings. Pair outrageous outerwear looks with a softer outfit.
This year, top designers are embracing pastels — soft and whimsical pastels have grown to be quite a fashionable year-round trend. Designers, such as Celine, Proenza Schouler, Rochas and even Louis Vuitton, feature pastel-colored coats in their collections. From Robin’s egg blue linens, champagne pink wool and even textured pale blue leather, designers spotlight short coats in these soft hues. From the blistery winter days in New York City to the beachy, mild California winters, keep an eye out for pastels as you shop for winter fashions.
This year, fashionistas love a houndstooth pattern because of its stylish neutrality; mix and match it with any color. For a chic, professional and practical office look, a houndstooth jacket can complement a pair of solid colored pants. Or belt the waist of a black-and-white houndstooth dress and slip on a pair of fire engine red heels and matching scarlet scarf.
Also, don’t overlook this season’s fondness for fashion trends that harken back to the 1940s or 1950s. Fuller skirts, remodeled pencil skirts and cinch-waisted sweaters and jackets are all killer runway looks that you can replicate. Embrace a vintage look and turn heads at Thanksgiving dinner or a New Year’s Eve bash.