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Top winter trends

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5 ways to get through winter, stylishly!

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I often get asked about ideas for looking stylish in winter. As the weather cools down and adding layers becomes essential, it can be a bit tricky to avoid looking daggy and repetitive with the same outerwear, unless it is a trench coat (which is a clear winner anytime!) But I guess there are plenty of occasions when you’d like to try something besides the classic trench…
Here are some of the big, hot trends that give you extraordinary styling options with a range of really simple pieces.
Chunky or sparkly knits
The pull over is by far the most reliable and practical piece during winter!
The question is how to work the pullover to make it interesting, trendy and packed with style
Chunky knits: a versatile neutral pullover will go a long way for unlimited styling options. Think about combining it with printed pants, coloured jeans and even over pastel dresses for a polished ladylike look.
Sparkly sweater: sparkle, shine and still stay warm on a cold winter night, plus you’ll never have to worry about how to dress for a winter party with this one. Add that sparkly statement neckpiece for instant glam.
Winter Florals
The floral trend continues into winter and I’m loving the possibilities! I find the idea of working my spring pieces overtime really appealing. So how exactly do you make it work in this harsh weather? Simply layer your floral pants with chunky knits, cardigans, blazers and coats in complimentary colours to the print. Wear the floral dress with a dark coloured coat and bright beret.
If you think the floral look is far too casual, wear everything else all black. Also, think beyond the floral pants and dresses, even scarves, sweaters, bags and shoes are all part of the floral trend.
Coloured coats
A warm coat is a must have but a coloured one is just perfect for adding drama! A burst of colour peps up wintry black, navy and grey outfits. Keep your handbag and boots really plain and neutral, and contrast your scarf with the coat to make a statement. Stripes and polka dots are perfect too when you have a strong solid coloured outerwear. Try a leopard print scarf or ankle boots with a crimson red coat for that daring look!
Jewel tones
Fiery ruby, rich emerald, royal amethyst or sapphire! Don’t just think jewellery. This trend includes scarves, shoes, belts, clutch bags and even jeans.
Perfect to light up a dreary day and make you stand out and look radiant. The trick to make it work is to combine opposite colours. For example, work your jeans n’ black tee look with plum ballet flats and a mustard yellow structured bag, or a bright red cardigan over the crisp white shirt, teamed with a dark green pencil skirt. If you’re not much of a risk taker, just start off with a jewel toned scarf worn over a beige top or dress and matching ballet flats.
Big bags
Totes, hobos, slouch bags… yes! Tis the time of the year to flaunt these big bags that are roomy and can fit all your prized possessions, including your laptop. Plus it’s handy to have an oversized bag in winter to put away the scarves and sweaters once you’re indoors too.
So what are some of the popular colours? Tan and black are certainly the more predictable choices but this year go all out and experiment with colour. Try a red tote or a teal one! Mustard, coral, animal prints or textures are right on trend too. Ensure that one piece of your outfit matches or compliments the colour of the bag for best results.

Kalyani Wakhare
Kalyani Wakhare
An architect by training and a fashion blog writer by passion, I equally love my day job of being a mum. I am a shopaholic, bargain hunter and trend spotter. The next best thing to shopping for me is styling or writing and reading all about fashion!

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