We all love Uniqlo’s famed Heat-tech to keep us toasty in the harsh winters. But let’s be honest – while it wins out in practicality, it is not the most fashionable look on the streets. With every year comes a new winter trend and here are the hottest looks to shop for right now before you jet off into subzero territories.
The Moto Look
Leather isn’t very viable in the summer so we save it for winter and maybe even autumn. While the classic leather jacket in various cuts will never fade, this winter calls for one to take it up a notch with motorcycle boots. Although the boot comes in many lengths, for the true fashionista, a high boot that stops just below the kneecap is recommended. The boot is laced all the way up from the toes to the knee and it definitely comes with its own attitude. Pair it with some red plaid or wear it to match your cropped rider jacket – either way, we guarantee it will turn heads.
L, Saint Laurent Moto Boots. R, Ann Demeulemeester Black Moto Boots
The Logo Legs
Cold as it gets, we know that some of you out there will still be rocking the miniskirt. To ease the freezing winds just a hint, logo hosiery may come to your rescue. Logo-mania hit the runways all through last and this year, with fashion houses releasing numerous bags and jackets with their label plastered all over it. The latest iteration of this trend comes printed on sheer tights and we must say we are pretty much in love with Gucci’s iconic double-Gs in black stocking form.
Gucci Logo Stockings Black
The Plaid Prep
Did someone call for Blair Waldorf? While Gossip Girl is being refreshed for a new remake on Netflix, the classic tartan and plaid is making a comeback in various forms. Go with the classic schoolgirl take on things with a pleated skirt or pinafore paired with a crisp white shirt or beige cashmere sweater, or dial things down to grunge and pair it with a gray band t-shirt or the aforementioned leather jacket.
L: Marine Serre Fitted Tartan Skirt $854, R: Veronica Beard Plaid Mini Skirt $482
The Floor Length
Duster coats that sweep the floor are both practical and fashionable – think dramatic pleats and A-line cuts that taper the body or classic straight silhouettes that keep you warm all the way to your feet. We are partial to the double-breasted tuxedo cut by Lehho that ends in a pleated full skirt.
The Fuzzy Pouch
This year we see designers making use of shearling for the most adorable companion pouches. Add a warm, cozy accent to your winter look with a small bag in pink faux fur or white fleecy shearling. Even Mansur Gavriel’s iconic leather bucket bags now come in a dusty rose fur adorned with leather straps and ties.
L: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag with Leather Straps $595, R: Jill Sander Shearling Bucket Bag $1225
Say it with your hair
Word motif hair pins in diamante or pearl were first scene on the runways in fall and have blossomed into a full-blown trend. As barrettes and bobby pins renewed themselves in the fashion scene this year, these personable clips have become a statement, with people choosing to wear their words instead of speaking them. Whether they help you identify yourself as a boss, star or someone cool, these hair jewels will put you in the spotlight
Rhinstone Bobby Pins with Statement Words, Kitsch Collaboration with Justine Marjan $59.99
Puff it up
Puff sleeves were all the rage throughout the year and now in the F/W season we welcome the return of these 80s classic puffy headbands. Satin, crystalised, studded, velvet or tartan, these cup in all designs and materials and sit high on the head, elongating the face and giving your look a retro spin.
L: Ford Millinery Monica Headband $99.95, R: Ca&Lou Anastasia faux fur headband $244
Be is faux or real, snakeskin prints are sure to have made their way into your hearts. From faux snakeskin mini skirts to boots and sandals, the geometric print can come in a bevy of shades for your to choose from. Spice up your black turtleneck with a pink snakeskin skirt and matching boots.
L: Giuseppe Zanotti Snake Skin Print Boots £975, R: Gucci Snakeskin Small Shoulder Bag £2580
No, we’re not talking about the band. The neon trend lit up runways this Fashion Week with inspiration drawn from the 1980s and rave culture. Neon bold colour blocking or accents may be the easiest way to digest this trend – think a neon green t-shirt tucked into a black denim mini or a neon pink beanie over an all-black outfit.
L: Gucci Eyewear Neon Sunglasses £336, R: Christopher Kane Neon Lace Kilt £945
While bandanas and paisley prints have been in for some time now, silk scarves delicately knotted around the neck will be.a major accessory this F/W season. It can also be tied into the hair as a pleat or headband, or repurposed into a belt or handbag twilly. The most classic way to wear it remains reminiscent of a flight attendant – loosely side-knotted on the neck and paired with a long-sleeved ribbed top.
L: Tom Ford Silk Scarf £410, R: Fendi Silk Wrappy Scarf £140
The material is silky and shiny, but can remain subtle and classy in the right shades. Fashioned into cowl neck slip dresses or midi skirts, the material is all-the-rage for the season. Dress it down with a chunky cable-knit sweater over it and ankle boots or dress it up with strappy heels and bare shoulders for a night out.
L: VOZ Liquid Slip Dress £829, R: Fleur Du Mal Cowl Neck Slip Dress £732