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4 Winter Trends You Can Actually Wear: 2017 Edition

 

How’s your fall/winter wardrobe looking this year beautiful? Are you excited about your clothes? Have you added any new garments you’re excited to wear?

I tend to have a tougher time with my fall/winter wardrobe, because the bulkier clothing can easily make my 5’3″ frame look like a marshmallow if I’m not careful. This means I have to do a bit more legwork to find the perfect winter clothing for my body, which means more time shopping. But hey, truth is if you want something done right, you have to invest the time that that requires.

But I do want to save you some time with your fall/winter wardrobe this year, so let’s go back to one of my earlier questions… are you excited about your wardrobe this season? If you answered no, then you’re in luck! I looked at all of the trends this season and picked a select few that are totally wearable and easy for you to incorporate into your everyday.

Let’s dive right in shall we?!

 

Wearable Trend #1: Velvet

Chances are you’ve already seen this trend EVERYWHERE right?! And I kinda love it! Designers are creating velvet in so many beautiful shades and colors that the selection is seriously mouthwatering.

Why I love it: Velvet is a beautiful fabric that can add great texture + depth to any look. It’s also very easy to find in less expensive options, which can make it pretty affordable.

How to wear it: If you have wider hips, keep your velvet pieces to your top half (unless it’s a velvet pencil skirt). If you have wider shoulders,¬†keep your velvet pieces to your bottom half. If wearing a full on velvet piece scares you a bit, you can start small with an accessory like a handbag, a pair of shoes or a scarf.

Will it last: Yes! It’s such a rich and classic fabric that I believe velvet will stick around for awhile. The trick is to purchase a velvet piece in the right color (jewel tones are always safe) and the right fit.

 

Wearable Trend #2: Red

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had clients tell me that when it comes to their winter clothes, they just stick to black. I’m definitely guilty of this myself. But color can breath such life into your look and into YOU!

Why I love it: It’s a classic color that most people can wear and you can adjust the shade you wear slightly to suit your skin tone.

How to wear it: The possibilities are endless with this one. You can wear it; as an accessory, a wool coat, shoes, a nail color. But the same body shape rules apply as above. Keep red pieces on your top half if you have wider hips, and on your bottom half if you have wider shoulders.

Will it last: Absolutely! The red trend may not get this type of attention every season, but it’ll always be a great classic color to have in your closet.

 

Wearable Trend #3: Winter Florals

If you’re wondering what makes winter florals different from summer florals, here’s the difference; summer florals are usually designed in brighter colors and on light-weight, summery fabrics. Winter florals on the other-hand tend to have a darker base and are printed on mid-heavy-weight fabrics.

Why I love it:¬†There are SO many different variations of these winter floral designs, that you’ll be able to find a print that you’ll love. It’s also another great way to contrast your dark winter clothing/colors.

How to wear it: I definitely recommend wearing this trend sparingly unless the garment is a dress… too much of this pattern can be distracting and hide your silhouette.

Will it last: Probably not for more than 2 seasons.

 

Wearable Trend #4: Silver Metallic

As a die hard metallic fan, I’m definitely excited about this one! Last year gold was the color and now it’s silver’s turn.

Why I love it: It’s one of the most unique and edgiest fabric textures around. The styling possibilities are endless, which gets my creative juices flowing big time

How to wear it: Honestly, there are so many ways to wear silver metallic (maybe I should do a video on it?). You can wear it as a t-shirt, jeans, a skirt, a blazer, shoes, handbag, etc. And where you can really have fun with this fabric is when pairing it with other textures!

Will it last: Yes! Metallics have been around for a few years now and I don’t think designers are done with it just yet.

Now this is the part where I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on today’s post; which trend do you think you’re more likely to try? Have you tired any of these 4 trends already. Talk to me pretty lady… I’m all ears!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “4 Winter Trends You Can Actually Wear: 2017 Edition

  1. I think I’m going to look for a velvet top of some kind. Thanks as always for the advice on how to wear it. No velvet on the bottom half for this girl ;-). I still have the awesome silver top you found for me and will look for more ways to wear it. Can’t wait until those horrible bell sleeve things make their way out of fashion.

    Can you talk more about pairing unlikely colors, patterns and textures? Still struggling with that one.

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