What is being worn by todays trend setters? Well, let’s take a look…
Shearling which in the past has been used as a trim detail or coat lining for extra warmth, has now become a winter style statement. Shearling made from real or fuax fur is now being incorporated into other aspects of clothing, from oversized collars, to full on coats, the extra warmth and fun texture is definitely a no brainer for this winter.
Now we’ve all become very familiar with plaid, in fact it’s pretty much become a staple in everyone’s closet, fashionista or not. But just because it’s the norm doesn’t mean it isn’t still stylish. Lately plaid has been seen on the street worn in oversized scales and bold colors. One of our favorite bloggers Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad was seen rocking a classic red and black plaid coat, making it the focal point by wearing the plaid with all black.
There’s a common misconception of what a monochromatic outfit is; which is that the entire outfit consists of different shades of grey or black and white. In actuality, “mono” translates to one, which means the outfit could consist of multiple shades of any one color. This winter we’ve been seeing tons of monochromatic head to toe looks. They are easy to pull off and always manage to look classic and put together. Playing with multiple textures and fabric weights is the best way to differentiate the similar tones and add dimension to an otherwise bland outfit.
It’s no secret that Chanel put tweed on the fashion map, making it an all time classy fabric, but recently we’ve been seeing tweed used in creative and innovative ways. Besides the classic coat, tweed is being incorporated into accessories such as clutches, shoes, gloves, and hats. Constructed with many colors this fun fabric adds lots of texture and elegance to any winter outfit.
Most commonly worn as patent leather, this shiny fabric has been all the rage this winter. Typically seen on shoes, we are now starting to see patent leather incorporated into skirts, dresses, coats, and even pants! It’s fun, it’s reflective, and it makes a statement. What’s not to love? If patent leather seems a little too bold for you, start with basic black accessories. It’s hard to mess up and it still gives the glossy look.
Photos courtesy of (popsugar.com Street Style at Men’s Fashion Week)