It’s that time of the year again waiting for snowflakes to fall, yuletide cheer and Christmas shopping, hot cups of coco and cozy warm fireplace with sizzling embers of coal crackling away. But what’s heating up the fashion scene this winter? A closer look reveals some interesting insights on the latest winter fashions.
This seasons winter colors
True to the season, soft snowy white shades seem to be a good choice for clothes that blend in with the winter theme. Another popular color to helps produce a sharp contrast is Black and various shades of bright black; while dull and muted greys give a nice warm and fuzzy touch and hues of rich red right through to mellow maroon are reflective of the season.
For women, earthy colors ranging from the deep shades of olive, powdery pastels, brown, biscay bay to marsala are colors set to form the trend. While for men, muted shades of grey, patchwork, brown, deep shades of maroon and black are what’s going to be setting the stage for fashion.
Choosing the right hairstyle to go with the fashion and season can be a daunting task. You don’t want to be seen in last year’s styles and certainly not something that’s not the hottest rage at the moment. So if you’re trying to figure out the hairdo that’s the pick of the season by stylists and fashion models it’s time to let you in on that little secret, for women textured fringe, contouring cut, flipped crop and high pony tails seem to be the favorite trend this season.
Men, on the other, to make the cut will have to aim to this season trendy styles: the “fringe and quiff” work for both casual and formal settings, the “curls” empowering your natural waves and curls and the “Clooney”, perfect for middle aged men looking to feel stylish and neat.
If you like hats you’re in luck, this season hoods, hats and caps are the rage. Large knitted beanies or those fedora hats are all in this winter. The styles in vogue are hats that are either huge and puffy or tiny and pointed. Fur lined hoods blended into the garment are also turning heads this winter.
This season coats come with a nice thick mantle like look that feature tousled sleeves and funnelled collars. Other patterns included coats with widely placed collars and a rich furry texture.
The prevailing tendencies for fabrics this season are fur and fabrics that are over-worked with several different effects across their surfaces. The fabrics are very solid or concrete with a sort of untamed natural feel blended with soft lustres. Prints around the winter theme are almost subtle while the focus is on rich exterior of the fabric.
Lightweight wool or reworked cottons are the base for designs that will debut this winter.
Complementing the feel and textures of fabrics the designs around these effects that are set to make the stage this winter, range from, long pleats, to subtle wrinkles and clearly visible overstitches, to the blistered and tangled effects.
Cashmere worked in with regular wool and mohair is blended to give the fabrics a light yet visibly textured look. While some of the other fabrics are roughly cut to give a thatched heavily threaded effect. Most knits are made with heavily emphasized gages to draw out the raw protective feel against the winter chill.
Denim is one of those fabrics that will probably be around forever, this winter, the theme is a slight gleam in the denim with a metallic look. In fact this seasons is going to have you seeing a lot of ultra cool effects.
This season, trade in your old winter muffler for those large woolen scarves that can be draped over your shoulders like a stole. Embodied with various prints on dulled wool the scarf lends a casual yet protective loo to the wearer either a man or a woman.
Ankle length shoes in shades of black and shades of maroon are this winters winner. They shriek elegance and comfort in a very casual sort of way. For women transparent slippers laced with silver give an almost Cinderella effect.
Jewellery designs highlighting the winter season are marvellous add ons’ silver snowflake pendants and large broaches like a sprig of holly or mistletoe make some really eye catching accessories. Chunky silver bracelets and large but light earrings that dangle add to the effect.
So, make sure you watch out for these lovely trends that are bound to take the country by storm. And honestly, you really do not have to own expensive designer wear to make a statement. Even your local stores will stock up on some of these new designs. This winter season ensure you treat yourself to some of these trendy fashions and go paint the town red!
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