Top Fashion Trends This Winter

There are some great trends hitting the runway this winter season, including bold patterns to brighten those winter days and pieces inspired by the 60s.

This autumn and winter sees a number of trends hitting the streets. Here are some of the latest fashions you can try when you're shopping for your winter wardrobe:

Luxurious sport wear

Street style and high fashion comes together with this trend. This is also a very wearable look. You can be comfortable and trendy at the same time.

Pieces such as pastel ski jackets with attached hoods and sequined sporting tees are walking the runway. At this year's London Fashion Week, Tom Ford showcased sparkly football jersey dresses complete with the number 61 - the year he was born. Baggy clothes and sneakers are also a fashion trend for this season. Chanel has their own line of sneakers that show off the signature logo.

This look is also very easy to recreate. Pairing one casual item with a more fitting or tailored piece works well. For example, pair a soft sports T-shirt with high-waisted black jeans and a striking necklace. Don't be afraid to play with your accessories. Many chains of different metals layered together is a cool look that will suit a laid back tee. With the same approach, you could match some slouchy pants with an easy pattern with a tailored blazer and a high bun. Throw on some heels and you're good to go!

Perfect prints

Plaid is a classic print that harks back to the days of grunge and edgy street wear. This season, designers have been incorporating this print into their designs left, right and centre. It is versatile, used for skirts, dresses, trousers, jackets and of course, shirts. It instantly tones down an outfit, giving it an easy vibe and laid back look.

Tommy Hilfiger is an American designer who has long been known for his looks that are effortlessly casual chic. In his new line, revealed at New York Fashion Week this year, he used a lot of the pattern. The cosy but classy looks were tied together with muted red and blue paid. Beanies and boots finished off the look, proving you can be warm and at the height of fashion!

Along with plaid, bold, geometric prints are out in full force this winter. Prints depicting animals in a variety of ways, such as the feathers of a bird, as well as kooky cartoons made up shirts, skirts and dresses. The striking colour scheme of rose pink and black were often paired together to create unique pieces.

Bringing back the 60s

The 60s was a great era for fashion, and this season sees elements from this era inspiring new looks. There are shift dresses and embellished and metallic pieces in luxurious fabrics all showcased on the runway. Swing coats and knee-high boots, inspired by the 60s, are a great way to look sharp and stay warm. A simple shift dress can be spiced up with embellishments or a few well chosen accessories, such as a colourful statement necklace or chunky scarf.

House of Holland, at the London Fashion Week, illustrated how an era can influence style today, with amazing results. The looks from Henry Holland pushed the boundaries with bold and daring colours and silhouettes. The first look down the catwalk was a blue coat with fur-trim, bright green metallic pants and a white statement T-shirt. 

The looks were youthful and loud, the wearer giving the impression they know who they are and what they want. While it may not be everyone's taste, these looks show that you can have fun, dust off that fuchsia dress you haven't worn in years, and feel great in it on those grey winter days.

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