Winter is one of the most fashionable seasons. Winter fashion is definitely more fun, layering adorable fall-through-winter sweaters with jackets, coats and more. As many places in India is firmly in sweater weather, here are some of the top trends that give your winter fashion game an upgrade.
Over the past few years, faux fur has become increasingly popular in the fashion industry. Several designers too have begun to denounce fur, opting for an animal-friendly alternative that looks pretty much the same thing and is cruelty-free. Quirky, trendy or chic, whatever your pick, faux fur jackets can always add an edge to an otherwise basic outfit.
Alberta Ferretti Single-Breasted Faux-Fur Coat
AMBUSH short faux-fur coat
Marc Jacobs The Shrunken faux-fur coat
An all year round style staple, leather jackets are a classic style staple that completes any wardrobe. And while one good leather jacket is always more than enough, splurging on a few more is always worth the investment. Layer these bad boys on a chic sweater and you have a sleek and stylish biker look, a trend that never goes out of style.
Balmain Double-Breasted Leather Jacket
Dolce & Gabbana Cropped Leather Jacket
Michael Kors Leather Moto Jacket
Versace Cropped Safety-Pin Biker Jacket
Like faux fur, the shearling jacket is a versatile piece that can be styled with pretty much anything, casual, dressy or glam. While it is similar to a faux-fur jacket, shearling jackets are much fluffier with the fluff being on the inside, hence a much better option for colder temperatures.
Balenciaga Women’s Cocoon Shearling Jacket in Black
Although puffer jackets have been around for a while, they’ve become increasingly popular lately. Apart from being extremely cosy like a wrapped blanket around your body, puffer jackets are a true style statement that come in an array of colours, prints and patterns. The heroes of this season, however, are the metallic and holographic puffer jackets that add just about the right amount of drama.
Dolce & Gabbana Holographic-effect Down jacket
Michael Kors Black & Silver Quilted Puffer Jacket
Moncler Frele metallic padded jacket
Wool Blend Trench
The ultimate winter statement, trench coats are a must for the winter season. Timeless and elegant, trench coats come in a variety of fabrics and blends and can transform a rather mundane outfit into a special one.
Tommy Hilfiger Wool Blend Double Breasted Padded Coat
Rib Knit Cardigan
Usually made with wool, cotton, wool blend and cotton blend fabric, ribbed knit sweaters are great for the winter season as they are easier to layer or tuck in and doesn’t make one look very chunky.
Alexander McQueen Ribbed Knit Wool-Cashmere Cardigan
Balmain Rib-Knit Cardigan
Gucci Floral Wool and Cotton Knit Sweater
Stella McCartney Rib-Knit Cashmere Cardigan
While the winter season has actually begun, there’s no reason to leave your summer staples behind. Cropped sweaters, a fairly new trend, are perfect for those not so cold, cold days, where you can keep yourself warm while still looking like a million bucks.
Alexander McQueen Cropped Knit Jumper
Chiara Ferragni Knitted Cropped Top Set
Fendi Brown Wool Jumper
Scarves and shawls
Fringe and Tassels
Like many bygone trends that made their comeback now, fringe too has marked its return. A style statement during the early 2000s, fringe and tassel scarves and shawls are a trending piece that can render any fashionable winter ensemble complete.
COACH Textured Muffler with Tassels
Isabel Marant Gradient Effect Fringed Scarf
Nina Ricci Embroidered-Logo Fringed-Edge Scarf
Versace Medusa Embriodered Scarf
Knitted scarves have always been a staple during winters. However, skinny woollen scarves were all the fuss till recently. Catching up with the trends, chunky knit scarves are your best bet for winter, insulating not just your neck but your body as well, while of course making a cute style statement.