WHAT’S WORTH KNOWING ABOUT THIS WINTER’S FASHION TRENDS?
Most women are more or less interested in fashion but they are certainly affected by it, whether they like it or not. If you have seen the movie ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, you probably remember the below lines, if not, it’s high time you watch it. Nobody knows fashion better than the one and only Miranda Priestly:
Miranda: Something funny?
Andrea: No. No, no. Nothing's... You know, it's just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. You know, I'm still learning about all this stuff and, uh...
Miranda: 'This... stuff'? Oh, OK. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select, I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs, and it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.
Luckily, this season has a lot to offer, so everyone can find a piece that suits them. Whether you are a minimalist or maximalist, prefer dressing in colours or monochrome or even if you like wearing party outfit all the time, the variety of this season has your favourite items in stock. You'll have a great deal to choose from when it comes to loud colours, bold prints and even more statement-making silhouettes. But if you'd like to keep things chic and simple, there are many elegant, quiet pieces to combine together to that effect.
To be more specific, some you may own already. Dig out that camel sweater and buy a trench coat. Choker necklaces will make a comeback, just most colours, prints, fabrics, silhouettes, formulas and overarching themes. From dark floral dresses to the kind of tights every fashion girl will wear it gets colder (with crystals on, of course), everything is in.
A power suit worn with heels and accompanied by a minibag will still be a perfect choice and butter yellow remains a dominant colour. Neon segues are coming up in surprising combinations: Who knew fluorescent green could work so well with brown? Or that highlighter yellow was friends with dark denim? Many of the purple-centric outfits you'll come across featuring a spectrum head from to toe, with different shades thrown in for good measure—but IRL, we predict this shade will become more of an accent to darker winter wardrobes, so feel free to translate this into your own closet alongside black, white, navy and brown.
The bigger, the better is still the motto, thinking of oversized shapes, duvet dressing, blanket capes and so on. You can find high-fashion coats in colours blue, yellow, teal and hot pink. The puffa jacket, however received an elegant update with a new reference to duvet dressing: padding, quilting, floral embroidery and organza layering. Floral dresses, satin, a mix of high-neck and V-neck iterations are also good directions to dress from. Puff-sleeves and minidresses will attract likes as well.
Fashion is available. Reading all the above you’ve probably started looking at your piggy bank. However, being the season of comebacks, you really don’t have to spend a fortune for new clothes. If you haven’t done your spring wardrobe cleaning, now is the time to do a winter hunt. Those items that you’ve loved a few years ago and you keep hiding them on the top shelf can return to their good old spots in the front.
If you weren’t really successful in hiding those, we recommend visiting some second hand shops. These shops sell really good quality clothes from well-known brands so you should put your negative feelings aside and start looking for treasures. If you have serious doubts about these kind of clothing, look for shops which offer unworn second hand clothes. Everyone has clothes that only looked good in the fitting room or were received as a gift. Sometimes, these end up in second hand shops accompanied with the unsold, last items of certain collections. These are not as cheap as the ‘used’ second hand clothes, but still cost less than other new items in bigger stores.
Last, but not least, don’t forget that in order to rock any piece, you should be confident in who you are. Scrolling through social media platforms, it’s easy to think that everyone is pretty self-confident and they also happen to look like a supermodel. No matter what your size is, if you love your look, others will appreciate it too. If you believe in yourself and you are content with your style and fashion choices, others will envy you as much as you envy those – probably fake – social media profiles.