The winter trends to invest in with staying power…
Not all trends are created equal. Some are only here for a fleeting moment while others last a little longer. With that in mind, here are some of this season’s trends I think are worth spending your hard earned cash on to update your winter wardrobe. You’re welcome!
1. CHECK MATE
Tartans and plaids are traditionally for the colder months, but even in the height (well, shall we say mild) British summer everyone is donning checks. And they’re not just for jackets and pants. Oh no, dresses, skirts and tops are all getting the power print treatment.
2. RED ALERT
Red is definitely the colour of the season, and has been seen on the runways of Dior, Givenchy, and everyone in-between. Of course, little touches and pops of red work too with a sweatshirt or accessory in the hottest hue. But if you’re feeling bold, colour block that shade and make sure everyone is seeing red.
3. SUIT UP
One thing that has always alluded me is the power suit. Whenever I see one I talk myself out of it, reasoning I won’t get much wear out of it. But honestly, these days they’re so versatile. Wear it as a one piece, or split it up to wear the pants with a cashmere sweater and trainers, and the jacket with jeans and heels. Make a statement with a floral print of find something slightly subtler in a classic colour way that won’t date. It is an investment piece, and trust me, it’ll be worth it.
Left to Right: Ruby Tom Cat blazer, $299 and trousers, $229. Zara Check blazer, $99 and trouser, $69.90. Zara Lapelless Linen blazer, $139 and trousers, $99.
4. THE NOT SO COLD SHOULDER
Oversized, cut-out, rounded, puffed or off the shoulder. On the runways of late we saw that when it comes to shoulders this season it’s a case of the bigger, the better. So whatever you do make sure you’re accentuating that feature in some way. The easiest way to do this is through soft blouses and shirts. Team with a miniskirt or jeans, and add flare to any outfit.
5. THE TRENCH 2.0
The trench coat is considered a classic in any woman’s wardrobe and never really goes out of fashion but this year it’s worn a little bigger, and a little slouchier. The oversized reinvention also deviates from the beige-coloured gabardine and has a new lease on life in a variety of colours. Of course, if you choose a classic camel coloured trench, you’ll always be on trend.
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Images: Feature Image: I wear Comet dress and Devon Biker Jacket, both from Ruby. Other images: @ruby/@zara/@juliettehogan/@kowtow/@katesylvester/@karenwalker/@seaNY/@theiconic