Winter is advancing on us, ladies. Soon, the brisk autumn mornings will be a distant memory, and we’ll be reaching for ankle boots (like the ones these celebs have been wearing) over open-toe slides. How’d that happen so fast? Rather than commiserate we see the changing of the seasons as a new opportunity where you can have a re-think about what you want your winter fashion vibes to be. A few editors in our team like to create a new Pinterest board each season with international street style images, work out which trends they’d like to invest in, and then make a short list of what they need to buy. Another alternative is to trawl through your favourite international fashion people on Instagram (it has to be international so you’re looking at the right season), and bookmark direct to the ‘gram.
To help you prepare your winter style, we’ve rounded up five of the biggest new season trends, so you can start your shopping list early. You might’ve seen a few of these pop up throughout the last few months, but they’re only going to gain further traction from here, so jump on board before it’s too late.
Keep scrolling to discover the trends you should buy now, to prep your winter wardrobe.
Oh yes, it’s back. Think pops of neon, exaggerated shoulders and body-con shapes. We’re loving the way it feels a bit more polished and sophisticated. How? It’s all about ’80s shapes, in luxe fabrics.
Pictured from left: Balenciaga S/S 17, Versace A/W 16-17, Topshop Unique S/S 17
Patent leather was all over the A/W 16-17 runways, with pieces from shoes to pants to skirts and coats taking centre stage. The key is to ensure your hi-shine piece is the hero of your look. If you’re scared to dip your toe into this head-turning trend, start with shoes and work your way up.
Pictured from left: Isabel Marant A/W 16-17, Philiosophy di Lorenzo Serafini A/W 16-17, Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture A/W 16-17
When we say ‘punk’, we mean the details, like heavy lace, studs, spikes, leather, and pierced details. Chances are you, you already own pieces like this in your closet, so just get your hands on a slogan tee (like at Dior), and you’re ready for autumn 2017.
Pictured from left: Rodarte A/W 16, Dior S/S 17, Alexander Wang A/W 16
We can’t stop obsessing over how pretty layers and layers of ruffles and tulle are. The trend gained popularity towards the end of 2016, but the way to wear it this year? Layer over knee-high boots or add heavy, dark accessories.
Pictured from left: Mulberry S/S 17, Chloé A/W 16-17, Givenchy A/W 16-17
Velvet was so popular for the northern hemisphere winter that we’re worried you won’t want to wear anything but this fabric once the cooler weather hits. We’ve seen it pop up over accessories and apparel, so there are so many options to try.
Pictured from left: Luisa Beccaria A/W 16-17, Opening Ceremony A/W 16-17, 3.1 Philip Lim A/W 16-17