I am pleased to announce that we have finally made a full transition into the winter season. The time has come to bury the cute trench coats in the back of our closets and say goodbye to the shorts and tights combo. As the last leaves turn and wither from the trees, and the first snowfalls begin, bring out those hats and gloves. But don’t worry, fashion never dies. Here are some winter essentials from head to toe.
The Wool Blazer Coat
Wool coats have been around for a while now, but this year they seem to be more on-trend. The wool coat has meshed with the typical blazer cut, creating a grungy and urban mix breed. Although this type of coat may not be the warmest of coats for days that you have to trudge through the snow, they are perfect for a day or night out with friends. You can pair them with simple, straight-leg jeans and a Stevie wool hat and boots. Or it can be dressed up over a sleek maxi dress.
Whoever said sweatpants were for the “lazy days,” didn’t know fashion. Sweatpants have definitely been on-trend this season, and are very practical for those cold days up ahead. Think out of the box with this trend. Nowadays, there is more a variety to pick from; you can find sweats in patterns and textures. The harem style is also a nice little flare. The new sweatpants go well with cropped tops and a pair of sneakers.
Thigh High Boots
Forget your typical combat boot or colored Doc Martens. Don’t be misled, those boots are still in, but thigh high boots are definitely starting to make a statement this winter. This tall boot presents a very chic and sophisticated look. The great thing about them is that they come in both flats and heels, for those who want to have more of sexy, night on the town look. Lace-up thigh highs can be matched with typically any jean or mini skirt for a bohemian or rock n’ roll vibe.
It’s hard to say when beanies came into the fashionable picture, but they’re here, and here to stay for sure. Beanies are perfect for any fashionista – the laid back street wear look, or the urban student. They come in all colors, from neon to neutral. To make them a little more fun, you can find some with crazy phrases like “Stay Weird” or “Bad Hair Day.” Whichever kind you choose, they go great with just about anything. For those who are worried about their hair length, depending on how you wear them, they can look nice with a very short pixie cut or long, shoulder length hair.
In the 80s there used to be an obsession with eccentric sweaters, what we call now, the “ugly sweater.” You may even see a couple “ugly sweaters” here and there, especially as the holiday season rolls around. But as we’ve come to our senses for the most part, the new trend is oversized sweaters. These sweaters are so cozy for lounging around the house or running out on errands for the day. For the warmer winter days, they look comfy with a pair of leggings and boots. On those days that you might see a lot of people and want to show off your fashion sense, they go well with a pair of skinny jeans, platform shoes and of course a beanie.
These are only some of the must-haves that any fashion lover needs to have in their closet this winter. You don’t have to wear them like the outfits shown either. You can mix and match; make it your own.