I have dedicated this post as a response to a recent question I was asked. “What’s going to be ‘in’ fashion this coming winter”?
Working in the fashion wholesale industry, I have exposure to key season trends and colours 6 – 9 months in advance of each season. For example: I started showing my clients Winter 17 product last October (2016). This combined with my love for all things fashion and winter, sent my brain into over drive.
I remember thinking to myself “gosh I hope this girl has her Facebook notification on mute” , knowing full well she was most likely going to be at work and I was about to bombard her inbox with some serious information and mood board images.
I understand some of the trends I reference below, you may have trouble visualising or understanding, especially if your a visual person like myself. So with this in mind I have created a Pinterest mood board for each category. All you need to do to access this is simply click on the title link.
Embroidery – Or as I like to call it ‘The Gucci Effect’
Velvet – Anything from Dresses, Tops, footwear and yes old school scrunchies – The ultimate winter luxe.
Mesh and netting – Think early 00’s fishnet tops and stockings. Try wearing your stockings under your latest ripped boyfriend jeans.
Corseting -Worn on the outside of your garments – This trend is front and centre this season thanks to the likes of Kim Kardashian and Christine Centenera.
Stone blue washed distressed denim – Rips, shreds, abrasions and worn out patches are dominating the denim trend this season.
Full and Volume sleeves – The bigger the better.
Ties – Whether that be thick and chunky or thin and delicate. If it’s got a tie its fashionable.
Stars – Whether that be prints, screen printing or embellishment. Stars anything and everything.
Slogans – Think rock bands, vintage branding or embracing your inner girl power.
Slip dress version 2.0 – Deeper bust lines, slimmer silhouettes and possibly frayed or knot detailing.
Sharkskin grey – The only shade of grey you will need.
Lush meadow green – Adding a bright punch to your wardrobe.
Aurora Red – A vibrant and show stopping red.
Bodacious – A flirty purple mauve.
Potter’s Clay – A earthy orange undertone
Spicy Mustard – Think zesty Yellow and Gold tones.
Riverside blue – A strong, cool and calming shade of blue.
Over the coming weeks I will be featuring and expanding on some of these trends and colour tones. Showing you just how easy it is to work them into your everyday outfits, without breaking the bank and having to purchase a whole new wardrobe.
A special thank you to the beautiful Jen for creating these stunning illustrations for this post – https://www.jenandjennifer.com