Who says winter fashion has to be dull and boring? Though we here in Chicago have been thoroughly spoiled these past few weeks weather wise - I mean, 60 degrees?! - boots, oversized coats and bright hues are just as necessary this season as in years past. Check out the looks we have culled from a few of our favorite fashion bloggers to see what trends are really popping this holiday season.
Oversized Coats and Cardis
Balance function and style with an oversized top layer. The epitome of chic comfort, a larger than life top coat or cardigan has the benefit of not only keeping you doubly warm but also looking oh-so-effortless when thrown over a pair of skinny jeans and heels or a little black dress for the office holiday party.
Patterns All the Time
When dreary, overcast skies become the norm rather than the exception, add a pop of panache with bold patterns. Go for a head to toe mishmash or choose one pattern to rule them all. Either way, plaid or paisley prints are sure to brighten any weekday.
5th grade me would be having a fit if she saw this next trend alert but believe it or not, turtlenecks have made a comeback. Whether opting for understated cool with second day hair and straight leg jeans or just going for the classic, chunky knit, nothing quite says winter leisurewear more than this top. Neutrals add a preppy edge to the look while black, as always, reads a touch more sleek.
Boho-chic may have reigned during the summer months but winter is all about the wild, wild west. With over-the-knee suede leather boots and a knack for tophats and billowy tops, a touch of glamour-infused cowboy rustic has a tomboyish appeal when styled in vibrant hues. Bust out of the basic neutral malaise and try a neckerchief or bolero tie to add a little kick to your step.
Monochromatic Color Palette
Though bold and bright hues, patterns and a touch of whimsy are just what the doctored ordered when cold weather has you feeling down, sometimes an all black look just feels so right. Crisp and sleek, head to toe ensembles in one hue are not only slimming but appear put-together and thoughtful. For those with a closet full of black, you are already one step ahead of the game on this winter styling staple.
Stay warm! 'Til next time.