Winter Warm Up

With the arrival of winter, these icy mornings, early dark nights and dreary days, I like to regenerate my inspiration and take it straight to my winter wardrobe! For me, the best part of winter is the way you can get more creative with your style. You can layer, mix and match, play with texture, or take advantage of old basics that can be re-worked into something fresh.

This season I’ve been even more excited because some of the fashion ‘trends’ that have come in are finally pushing the boundaries of what ‘winter fashion’ can be. This season things are bolder, brighter and better! 

Here are some of my favourite winter fashion trends for 2018 that are breaking the mold.

Statement Boots

Everyone’s got a pair of boots in their wardrobe just waiting for the return of winter. Boots are about warmth and comfort, especially on those cold winter days. However this season, boots are back in a whole new way. Chunky geometric heels, bright bold colours (or all white), there is the return of the combat boot, the over-the-knee boot, the sock-boot, you name it it’s here! There are so many options this season I think it’s the perfect way to breathe life into a basic outfit and make a statement.
 

 

Vibrant Colours

Yes! Here’s where things warm up. Winter 2018 has brought with it a use of vibrant colours that otherwise have been deemed only suitable to ‘spring’ or ‘summer’. There are the most amazing vibrant hues in red and clashing pinks, moments of bold cobalt blue and the liveliest of bright yellows! Some people are colour blocking, others are using colour in scarves and accessories. A brave few are even going full colour with multiple pieces layered in matching tones for major impact. Whatever way you sway, let’s just agree that if you embrace some of the trend colours this winter you will have brightened up a few of those darker days!
 
 

Textural Twists

In my design process texture is everything, I see it anywhere and everywhere and I find more opportunities to develop and layer these textures when winter comes along. I’m loving that these really lux textures of velvet are being explored, there is faux fur, tweed, and I’m also a big fan of the way plaid is being modernized with colour, with some even choosing to reinvent the classic print completely!