(Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors)
With frosty days setting in, now is the time to level up your winter wardrobe. While switching gears to knits and cozy fleeces is always smart, it doesn't mean stylish pieces have to take a backseat until spring. Whether you live for vibrant colour or luxurious fabrics—or just want to know the secret to chic layering—here are five cozy winter trends that will also keep you warm.
This winter, take a cue from Barbie and heat up your wardrobe with a touch of hot pink. Celebs like Lizzo, Zendaya and Glenn Close have already adopted the energizing power of this must-have hue.
A pink knit or corduroy shirt are cool ways to update your go-to denim, but hot pink is also primed for colour-blocking. Craving a punchier look? Try it with warm, juicy tones like orange, yellow and cherry red.(Photo: Courtesy of Valentino)
Bigger is better—and cozier! Supersized versions of classic staples, such as button-up shirts, blazers and trousers, swept fall and winter runways. Appealing to anyone who favours a minimalist aesthetic, these roomy versions allow for effortless layering, which comes in handy when temperatures drop.
To make the most of that extra space, wear a gauzy turtleneck under your favourite menswear-inspired shirt, and top that duo with a sleeveless knit vest. And your bottom half doesn’t have to be left out in the cold either: Try lightweight thermal leggings underneath a pair of velvet or knit wide-leg trousers for next-level toastiness.(Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton. WOMEN’S FALL-WINTER 2022 FASHION SHOW © Louis Vuitton – All rights reserved)
Good news for skirts and dresses enthusiasts: After briefly falling out of favour to let chunky ankle boots shine, tall boots are making appearances on runways and celebs' street style. Beyond looking undeniably polished, boots that graze just below knees—or rise above—mean you can wear your favourite mini past the first snow fall and still keep cozy. Whether you prefer a riding boot, a lug sole or an elegant block heel, you're sure to find a pair that suits your style—just add a pair of thermal tights, and you’re good to go.(Photo: Tod’s AW22 by Andreas Rentz for Getty Images)
If you’re craving a luxe look, this is it. Head-to-toe caramel (a.k.a various shades of tan and beige) always looks chic, but there are a few ways to make a monochrome outfit anything but basic. First, why not pair a cable knit or fuzzy fleece with velvet or wool for added coziness? Mixing tones is also strongly encouraged, as bringing light and dark hues together will create a pleasing contrast. Finally, use standout accessories as visual anchors—in an all-caramel outfit, a bag in a striking shape pulls the look together.(Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors)
To put together a stylish outfit with a bit of bulk-free insulation, throw faux leather into the mix. Modern iterations of the material are seen in semi-fitted silhouettes that play with proportion, so look for pieces like an A-line skirt, a dress that can be cinched at the waist, flare-leg pants or a belted vest.
Pro tip: Edgy pleather looks its best when paired with cozy fabrics, like wool, or basics, like dark denim. To get into the holiday spirit, try pairing your faux leather piece with something shiny, like satin or sequins.(Photo: Courtesy of Chloé)
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