It’s that time of year again with snowflakes falling, Christmas festivities and Christmas shopping, warm coconut cups and the cosy fireplace with coal embers crackling in the distance. But what warms the fashion scene this winter, a closer look reveals some interesting insights into the latest winter fashions.
This season, the colours of winter
True to the season, snow-white tones seem to be a good choice for clothing that matches the winter theme. Another popular colour to help produce a sharp contrast is black and various shades of bright black; while dull, muted greys give a nice warm, fuzzy feel and shades of rich red to soft brown reflect the season.
For women, earthy colours ranging from deep tones of olive, brown, deep blue to chocolate brown are colours that will set the trend. For men, muted tones of pink, lavender, brick red, grey, deep shades of purple and black will set the fashion trend.
Choosing the right hairstyle according to fashion and season can be a daunting task. You don’t want to be seen in last year’s styles and certainly not in something that isn’t the most fashionable right now. So if you are trying to find the hairstyle that is the choice of the season by stylists and models it is time to share this little secret with you, apparently for the women who wear your hair in the equally classic “Bob Cut” seems to be the favorite trend this season.
Men, on the other hand, will have to strive for smooth, bushy, but carefully tousled hair that hides in the top of their mufflers.
If you like hats, you’re in luck, this season hoods, hats and caps are all the rage. Big knitted beans or those oversized Moroccan furry hats, all in winter. Popular styles are hats that are either huge and puffy or tiny and pointy. Fur-lined hoods that blend into the garment also turn heads this winter.
This season’s coats have a nice thick coat look with ruffled sleeves and funnel collars. Other patterns include coats with widely placed collars and a rich fur texture.
The dominant trends for fabrics this season are fabrics that are overworked with many different effects on their surfaces. The fabrics are very solid or concrete, with a kind of untamed natural feel mixed with soft sheens. The impressions around the winter theme are almost subtle, while the emphasis is on the outer richness of the fabric.
Light wool or reworked cottons are the basis of the designs that will be starting this winter.
Complementing the feel and textures of the fabrics, the designs around these effects, which should set the scene this winter, range from long folds to blistering and tangled effects, subtle wrinkles and clearly visible topstitching.
Cashmere worked with ordinary wool and mohair is blended to give the fabrics a light but visibly textured look. Some other fabrics are coarsely cut to give a strongly spun thatch effect. Most knitwear is made with strongly accentuated gauges to bring out the raw feeling of protection against the winter cold.
Denim is one of those fabrics that will probably still be around this winter, the theme is a slight glow in the denim with an oxidized look. In fact, this season you’re going to see a lot of ultra cool effects.
This season, swap your old winter muffler for these large woolen scarves that can be draped over your shoulders like a stole. With its various prints on dull wool, the scarf offers its wearer, man or woman, a look that is both casual and protective.
Ankle boots in shades of silver and grey are this winter’s winners. They cry out for elegance and comfort in a very casual way.
The jewellery to highlight the winter season is beautifully designed and comes with silver pendants representing snowflakes. Large brooches, such as a branch of holly or mistletoe, are very attractive accessories. Large silver bracelets and large but light hanging earrings add to the effect.
So be on the lookout for these beautiful trends that are sure to take the country by storm. And honestly, you don’t need to own expensive designer clothes to get noticed. Even stores in your neighbourhood carry some of these new designs. This winter, be sure to treat yourself to some of these trends and go paint the city red!