When you wake up to a fresh coat of frost on your windshield, a blizzard warning hovering over your afternoon, and a heating bill that makes you consider winding down the dial and wrapping up in a scarf before bed… looking fashion-forward is probably the last thing on your mind. We know that sometimes being warm trumps turning heads on the commute to work. We also get that sometimes your figure can be forfeited for that jacket you invested in and forgot to leave behind (because fur-rimmed hoods and long quilted coats were “so in” two seasons ago). But most importantly, we know how you can stay cute and warm in the six biggest trends people are wearing right now to beat the cold.
You can toss your ankle booties aside (for now) and warm up with a new pair of leg-hugging, thigh-high statement boots. These trending heals can be sported with a mini dress or slipped over a pair of jeans. They’re bound to get you to where you need to be in stylish time.
Chunky Turtlenecks and a Reefer
The turtleneck pairs well with a thick pair of socks and a book, but this year we are featuring it a little differently. This winter the turtleneck is oversized and draped with a camel coloured reefer jacket. Its warm, its classy, and it’s our favourite duo this season (besides the obvious milk and cookies).
Our earthy brown, brunette, and blonde furs have taken a dip into the cool colour palette this year. Vibrant green and blue furs have kicked the classics to the curb, and let’s be real, if our girl Olivia Palermo is wearing it—then we know its trending.
Midnight Blue Velvet
It’s time you ditch that green and red getup from your Christmas work party, and slip on a sexy, deep-blue velvet dress. Not only will you be following in the platform footsteps of New York Fashion Week runway models, you will also be redefining “the cocktail dress” as we know it.
Black Leather and Shearling
What do you call that soft, wooly lining that looks to be fresh off a sheep’s coat? Shearling. This cozy fabric is being contrasted against cold black leather to create a gorgeous look for handbags, backpacks, and form-fitting jackets. There’s nothing like a thick faux lamb coat to warm up your classic leather looks.
The lace-up and criss-crossed neckline has been absolutely everywhere this season. Whether Gigi Hadid sports it in a stunning Bao Tranchi dress at the American Music Awards, or Kim Kardashian in Givenchy, the detailing adds edge to a conventional plunge neckline.