With winter almost half over but no end in sight to chilly weather, local style-queens are looking to the top trends for this season. Thankfully for us in Australia, the end of winter street style in the Northern Hemisphere is a pretty accurate barometer of what sartorial changes are about to come our way.
Audra Cunningham from local fashion leader 3Style has nominated her top five trends for Winter 2018:
- Vibrant colours:
Gone are the days where summer was the only season for colour. Even though the days are slowly getting longer, colour will remain a focal point in fashion this winter,” Audra said.
“Dusty pink, mustard, red and green are very on-trend at the moment.”
Much like spring florals, winter tartans just seems so right even if you’ve never been to Scotland. While the pattern may be classic, however, the ways it’s being worn are anything but.
“When worn in a fun colour or fabric, or paired in an unexpected way, tartan works so well,”
“With the thicker fabrics and longer dress lengths we’re seeing in winter fashion, so often it’s the plaids, ginghams and blocky designs have been really popular.”
Well-tailored pantsuits in bright, monochromatic hues is a new twist on a fashion staple: “Classy is always sexy; These suits mean business, but the block colour really kicks the look up a notch.”
- Avant-Garde Headwear
You’re set for disappointment if you’ve embraced the Seventies floral headband trend for your trip to Splendour in the Grass next week, because this festival season, the must-have headwear accessory is an avant-garde headpiece or a metal crown.
Berets are also enjoying a comeback as we take the rare opportunity to dress a little European in the cooler weather, with a cute, soft cashmere or wool blend beanie a pretty alternative for gentler (and warmer) style.
- Bell Sleeves
“So pretty and feminine, bell sleeves are one recent trend that just doesn’t look like it’s going away just yet.”
The flowy, flared style serves up a healthy dose of boho flair, while driving your closet classics into full-blown fashion-forward territory. If you’re looking to shake up your winter look at low cost there are plenty of examples of blouses, dresses and knitwear which rock this trend.
“Add some tonal accessories and most of all, have fun with your fashion and you can’t go wrong this season.”