The Top 7 Winter Trends


Staying on top of fashion is actually a difficult task. With trends changing by the minute, we'll take you around the runaway and break out of the warmer weather for the next few months. Read on to follow.


Mixed Prints


Afraid your ikat will clash with your plaids or stripes will upset your florals? Well, fear not, for this season anything goes. Mix and match your most colorful pieces and let your imagination run free. Jungle prints, vibrant colours, long peek-a-boo dresses and some more innovative and interesting silhouettes are back on the fashion runaway.


Stripes


Get in line with winter's most linear look: classic stripes. Blue and white are best, but you can pull off the Breton-inspired trend with any colour combo. Talking about variety in striped dresses, it's numerous. Just name it and you'll find it. One can go for striped tee, striped sweater dress, striped shirt dress or even striped evening wear.


If you have narrow shoulders you would like to appear wider, and would want your waist to look smaller, you can be clever when it comes to wearing horizontal stripes, and use them to balance your figure in an attractive way.


Patchwork


First noticed sometime in the sixties (our favorite decade!), patchworks jeans are making a major comeback this autumn winter. What is great about patchwork is that you'll never be one of a crowd, you have millions of ways to stand out. Steer away from leather or suede jackets and patchwork jeans as a combination. Keep it simple, like pairing the jeans with a basic white tee and, at max, an interesting long, stringy necklace.

Textured Sophistication

One of the hottest fashion trends for winter 2010 is textured fabrics including gorgeous velvet fabrics, textured wool, timeless tweed and luxurious knits. Winter is a time to focus on clothing with comfortable yet sophisticated design elements. Texture is an ideal way to create a sophisticated fashion statement and three of the latest textured designs for this season include warm winter coats, stunning holiday dresses and chic over-sized loose knit sweaters.


Look for a combination of chic textures and rich colours to create a stunning fashion statement this winter season. Again, chic textures are not limited to just your clothing! If you want to incorporate this fashion trend into your wardrobe go ahead and accessorise. Textured scarves, hats and handbags can really make an outfit pop and keep you on top of the latest fashion trends of the season.


Fabulous Faux Fur


Faux fur is not only fun but in this day and age it looks like the real thing. Faux fur jackets, vests, wraps, hats, stoles and muffs are not only fun but they will also keep you cozy and warm this winter season. There are no rules when it comes to faux fur anything goes including fun patterns, bold colours and fluffy pelts.


When it comes to faux fur your options are endless. Chic and funky faux fur fashion designs can range in price from relatively affordable to a luxurious splurge. Look for faux fur clothing and accessories online to get the best deal.


Thigh-High Boots


These boots have become a favourite with many women. They look sexy and feel comfortable. To add to this, they provide a great coverage to the leg that is essential for winter time. So, it's still a trend and you have one more season to rock your best pair! Baggy clothes and too long jackets draw off the attention to the thigh-high boots, so avoid them.

 

The desired length of this season thigh-high boots is just over the knee, avoiding the ones that reach almost to the crotch (referred to as crotch boots). They can be either flat or high-heeled. For your own good, they are made of genuine leather or suede and the colours seem just toned (black, grey, brown, green, creamy).

Sleek Embellished Handbags


Handbags are the ultimate fashion accessory for any woman - but this year embellished handbags are simply the hottest accessory of the year. From sequins to studs and everything in between there seem to be no limits to the styles and designs available.


If you are heading to a holiday party why not try a vintage sequin embellished clutch. heading to the office? Then an embellished tote handbag will keep you looking polished and professional while at work. A cross-body stud embellished handbag is great for creating an edgy fashion statement while a zipper and leather embellished convertible tote bag is a great everyday bag for any occasion.


The top fashion trends for winter 2010/2011 include edgy black leather, sophisticated textures, fabulous faux fur and sleek embellished handbags. When shopping on a budget for the latest fashion trends invest in one or two key pieces or focus on investing in fashionable accessories to update your wardrobe.


Originally Published in Apparel India, Dec-2010


Image Courtesy: singer22.com

The desired length of this season thigh-high boots is just over the knee, avoiding the ones that reach almost to the crotch (referred to as crotch boots). They can be either flat or high-heeled. For your own good, they are made of genuine leather or suede and the colours seem just toned (black, grey, brown, green, creamy).


Sleek Embellished Handbags


Handbags are the ultimate fashion accessory for any woman - but this year embellished handbags are simply the hottest accessory of the year. From sequins to studs and everything in between there seem to be no limits to the styles and designs available.


If you are heading to a holiday party why not try a vintage sequin embellished clutch. heading to the office? Then an embellished tote handbag will keep you looking polished and professional while at work. A cross-body stud embellished handbag is great for creating an edgy fashion statement while a zipper and leather embellished convertible tote bag is a great everyday bag for any occasion.


The top fashion trends for winter 2010/2011 include edgy black leather, sophisticated textures, fabulous faux fur and sleek embellished handbags. When shopping on a budget for the latest fashion trends invest in one or two key pieces or focus on investing in fashionable accessories to update your wardrobe.



Originally Published in Apparel India, Dec-2010


Image Courtesy: singer22.com