“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” Edith Sitwell
Winter is all about warmth and cosines and of course lots of soft winter clothes. This is the time to remove your woollens from the trunk, air them and wear them. Also the time, when you can shop for some more woollens that are in vogue.
Every year brings its own favourites—colour preferences change and so do the style. Celebrities bring in the fashion, fashionistas copy them and common people like you and me, learn what’s in and what’s out from magazines and online images.
No matter where we learn from, the thing is that we want to keep abreast with fashion trends and our winter clothes should be equally up to date.
What all is selling in winter wear?
This year, winter clothes has been witnessing many unique changes—be it in style or colour or material. Here are the favourite choices of 2018:
White seem to be the ‘colour of the season’. I was ransacking online stores and winter fashion it seems is flooded with all whites—be it ladies winter coats or a unisex cardigans, boots and even scarves. White is the preferred choice for winter clothes, it seems. And, white, mind you, is not following any gender bias. Clothes for men and women are selling in all whites or shades of whites or a mix of other colours with white.
Boots, it appears, have caught the fancy of the fashion industry. Regardless of the attire, women are seen in boots just about everywhere- while shopping, or partying, or lazing around with friends, on a date… no woman, who claims to be fashionable, will be found without a pair of boots— and if they are white, nothing like it.
Classics will never leave their charm. Classics bring out the stylishness that is hard to miss. Wear a Fair Isle sweater paired with sleekly cut bootcut jeans and you can be spotted out of many in a second (unless of course everyone is dressed up identically).
Yes, boot cut jeans are in the market and people are queuing up to buy them, so obviously, you must hurry and pick your own pair or pairs of bootcut jeans.
Pastels—top wear with a pair of jeans
Going out casually, just pull on your favourite pair of jeans and team it up with a pastel- pink or blue or lemon yellow coat, voila, you’ll be the talk of the town. No literally, these two together are very much in vogue and will make you look fresh and suave. Hey, you could even wear your ankle length boots with them. You’ll be a sight for the sore eyes.
Not everyone’s choice, but animal prints are in. Leopard prints are more popular—overcoats et al. You could wear a turtle necked dress or a top and wear an attractive leopard print long coat. A bit of make- up and you’ll look like a million dollar.
Leggings and quilted coats
Just want to take a stroll or do some shopping—nothing better than a pair of leggings and a black or white quilted coat. Slip into your loafers or sneaker and you are good to go. With such upmarket clothes, winter wear is too chic to resist.
Multi coloured woollens
There are times when one or two colours just don’t perk you up. No need to worry, though! This winter, you can pick up any multi coloured winter outfit. You can hop into your skirts or jeans or trousers.
You want to look elegant with minimal efforts? Do just this… Wear a plaid coat that fits you well and you are ready to rock. Yes, plaid coats are ‘the’ thing. People are going bonkers on them and you will see many fashion lovers roaming around in smart plaid coats.
Dresses and boots
A fatal combination! Yes, don’t dump your dresses away, instead wear them and team them up with your slouchy boots, not to mention a figure-hugging coat on top (you don’t want to catch cold, now do you?). An outfit that you can wear anywhere—formal events to casual parties.
Plain jeans and a blazer
Don’t feel like dressing up? No problems, just get any pair of jeans and wear a blazer on top. That’s it. If you could carry a nice looking clutch with it, it’ll complete the look. The clutch will add vibrancy to your attire—that’s all.
Cardigan and a muffler
A simple cardigan can do the trick, what all the expensive coats in the world may not be able to. Wear whatever you want to inside and pull on a nice colourful cardigan on the top. Pick up a matching woollen scarf and wear it stylishly. That’s about it! You will look good and smart.
Woollen midi dress
This winters, fashion stores are filled with woollen dresses, especially, woollen midi dresses. If you have one, great! If not, just invest in a couple of them—in different colours and shapes. The dresses look stylish and once you put them on, you get an air of sophistication.
Want more glamour? No problem, slip your feet into your white ankle length boots and you are home safe.
Yes, you read it right! Denim jacket in winters is just what you need to pep up your chilled bones. Wear a high necked black sweater and put on a denim jacket on top. You’ll have glamour and style, right in your pockets.
A monochrome pantsuit is still very much in. Wear a same colour pantsuit with a check shirt. The whole combination will give you a clean and professional appearance. Well, at work too, you want to look like a million dollar, don’t you?
Knitted sweater with light blue jeans
Knitted sweaters have an evergreen charm that never goes out of craze. So, whenever you are going for a simple walk or just grocery shopping—wear your favourite knitted sweater and pair it with a pair of your blue jeans.
Leather jacket and black jeans
A leather jacket! How can you let the winters pass by, without sporting your leather jacket? No, you can’t, can you? A leather jacket (whatever the colour maybe) and a pair of black jeans—and the look of ‘a very chilled out person’ is done. Now all you need to do is get on your bike and go for a ride. Hey, remember to wear a helmet.
So you see, winters is THE season to show off your coolest woollens and look dazzling in them. Go wherever you go, but don’t forget to take glamour with you. All you need to do is mix and match your woollens and you will have a new outfit every day.