Winter wear can be difficult to pull off, considering the cooler temperatures are more likely to encourage functional dressing rather than the latest fashions. Luckily, there are a few trends that can carry through the cold winter season and into spring. The following are some winter accessory trends to watch.
Bright colors are key this season in maintaining a fashionable and stylish wardrobe. Why does winter have to mean dressing in gray, black, or white? It doesn’t, not this year. Jewel tones are in; that means emerald green, deep purple, sapphire, and wine reds. Choose a key piece that pops with color to add dimension to a solid sheathe. Wrist bands in bright, bold complementary colors are an instant statement. Or choose bright, dual-toned pumps to wear to the office instead of drab black or brown. Either way, black and gray for the winter time are out; color accessories are in!
Wristbands can come in all shapes and sizes. What’s easier right now that layering a few in varying textures and widths to add intrigue to an outfit? Trending right now are pieces that look a little dangerous while still remaining feminine. And don’t feel limited by thin wrist bands; thick cuffs, closer to bangles, add a flare of color.
Textures-Faux Fur or Feathers
In the mood for something cozier? Try faux fur. Faux fur is a go-to for winter, as it can make any outfit instantly glamorous. Buy a faux fur scarf or warmth and as a complement to an otherwise neutral outfit. Stacked-heeled boots or wedges with fur lining are a fun way to change up winter footwear. Another option is choosing a leather clutch with a snappy buckle and faux lining; a fun statement for a night out. Even more irreverent yet feminine is feathers to accent detailing on pieces. For example, on an evening clutch, or around a neckline. Either way, it is a fun feature that will turn heads.
The key to winter fashion is layering, which can allow for more choices with fewer pieces when planning out what to wear. Try a knit dress under a cropped sweater, or a cropped jacket over a longer-sleeved shirt. Or try a long flowing dress with a sweater coat overtop, but be sure one of the pieces is in a light materialâ€”go too heavy and the outfit will look cumbersome and bulky. Try a vest over a jacket or vice versa.
Tunics are a must-have for winter; not only are they versatile and come in infinite variety and color, they’re comfortable and can be layered as well. Almost universally flattering, this winter season boasts tunics with a bit more detailing at the waist, for an even more alluring cut. Tunics go well over skinny jeans or slacks in a matching fabric. A belt at the waist can help with this effect as well; try the belt in a contrasting color, or use a brooch by the waist for a similar effect.