The events of 2020 have
left many of us disinterested in fashion all-together or, on the other
end of the spectrum, left many of our bank accounts empty from a
ridiculous amount of online shopping. However, with Autumn already well
underway, and some of us beginning to venture out of the house again (at
a safe two metre distance of course), we can see certain trends making
an appearance this Winter. Here are my top picks for this season:
1- The Leather Blazer
Soaring in sales this Autumn, the 90s style leather blazer is more
popular than ever, and can be easily found second-hand at charity shops
and vintage stores alike. Styled with jeans and trainers for a more
relaxed look, or with a slip dress and boots for an evening out, the
leather blazer is a staple this Winter.
2- Camel Tones
Earthy tones will never not look good, and they are on the rise this
season. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to look put together is this
monochromatic look, reminiscent of the 60s era. Alternatively you can
throw on a camel coloured coat over virtually anything and it will never
fail to look chic.
3- The Sweater Vest
Tiktok’s surge in popularity over lockdown has resulted in new fashion
trends emerging on our high-street. A major one I have spotted this year
is the grandad-style sweater vest. Yes, I promise you can wear this even
if you’re not going golfing! Styled over a t-shirt and cigarette
trousers for an academic look, or even with a bucket hat and utility
pants for an edgy look, the sweater vest is the hot (and cosy) trend
4- The Shacket or
Perfect for that mid-season, not-quite-cold-enough-for-a-coat weather.
This hybrid is making a comeback with designers choosing to exhibit
wearable pieces on their catwalks more than ever. The shacket is sure to
come in handy for many winters to come. Undeniably cool, this casual
jacket looks perfect layered over jeans, or even leggings, for a comfy
5- The Statement Collar
On the rise this Winter, the statement collar is soaring in popularity,
seen on runways and the high-street alike. Whether it’s styled subtly
peeking out over a jumper, or dramatically incorporated onto a dress or
shirt already, the statement collar is an easy way to add a 70s vibe to
an everyday outfit.
6- The Long Coat
A personal favourite of mine, a long winter coat never goes out of
style, and makes you look effortlessly cool. You can never go wrong with
a classic trench (see Kate Moss in her Burberry for an idea), or a
slouchier styled long coat. Its sophisticated silhouette will make even
the most basic outfits look classy.
7- The Face Mask
Last but definitely not least, the most essential item in your winter
wardrobe this year has to be the face mask. Although more of a necessity
rather than an accessory, you can definitely wear a face mask and still
look cool doing so. By supporting independent businesses you can pick up
some super unique designs, or, if you’re feeling crafty, make your own!
Certain designers like Ralph Lauren have also released masks which
donate all profit to the World Health Organisation or other charities.
This way you can still get that designer look but support a good cause
at the same time.