Bright red, orange and pink had a big presence on the New York, Paris, London, and Milan runways, but they’re not the most easy colors to wear for winter. Find out what other trends might be better suited to your style.
Discover the most wearable winter 2016 fashion trends, and start shopping in order to upgrade your style for the new season. From chunky knits to block heels, here are the big trends that are easy to wear and quite versatile.
Big sweaters are in this fall, but it’s all about the type of knit. Ribbed and cable knits are the way to go, and don’t forget to keep your silhouette balanced if you opt for an oversized one.
photo: Leonie H.
Get cozy with detailed knits, as seen on the runways in collections from Altuzarra, Charlotte Ronson, Banana Republic, and Diesel Black Gold.
Romantic White Blouses
The white blouse is a wardrobe essential, but this year it’s also been turned into a statement piece by designers from Oscar de la Renta and Valentino to Rodarte and Michael Kors. Victorian and romantic styles of blouses, with oversized bows and collars are one of the most wearable winter 2016 fashion trends, and they go well with everything from pencil skirts to plaid shorts.
Dusters and Robe Coats
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When it comes to outerwear, long coats are having a moment, and make an impact on the runways in collections from Chanel to Marni. Whether you opt for an open duster coat or a robe one with a decorative belt, try them in soft neutrals. You can stick to classic shades like gray and camel or decide to try a dramatic red, but don’t forget to create an hourglass silhouette with a thicker belt.
The Slip Dress
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After it was huge in the ‘90s, the slip dress took a backseat for a while, but it’s back as one of the most wearable winter 2016 fashion trends. It’s the perfect match for a robe coat, and you can even layer it over a t-shirt. Rag & Bone and Prabal Gurung made the most out of it at Fashion Week, and so should you.
photo: Leonie H.
After a strong Spring/Summer presence, you’d think fringe was on its way out, but it’s one trend that seems to have exceptional lasting power. From sophisticated fringe seen at BCBG Max Azria, Chanel, Burberry, Valentino, and Balmain to a more subtle raw edge on your jeans, you can’t go wrong with fringe this fall, whether it’s on outerwear or accessories.
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Pairing bright neons with neutral could end up being the defining look for this fall. It’s one of the most wearable winter 2016 fashion trends even if you want to keep it subtle and settle for neon accessories. From hot pinks to saturated oranges, you can’t go wrong with a bright shade, but combining it with nudes or black is the right way to go.
Longer Tops and Blazers
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One trend you might not enjoy if you’re petite, longer blazers, vests and tops are the way to go for winter 2016. From Stella McCartney and Bottega Veneta to J.Crew and Polo Ralph Lauren, tops are lower than ever, with a hemline that hits above your mid-calf, but under your hips. It’s also an increasingly popular length for trench coats.
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Cropped pants are still in, but if you’re tired of the skinny look, flares are among the most wearable winter 2016 fashion trends. Just like fringe, they’re a nod to the ‘70s, but that doesn’t mean that you should go for a retro look. Pair them with high heels for a modern vibe.
photo: Tamara C.
This fall you can have it all, both style and comfort, if you upgrade your style with short, blocked heels. Comme des Garcons, Miu Miu and Chanel featured plenty of chic choices on the runways, and they’re also a must for booties this season. You won’t have trouble bringing short boots with block heels into your style, since they go with everything from shorts to pencil skirts.
Textured All Black Looks
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Enjoy the slimming effect of the most elegant neutral and enjoy the fact that you’re also rocking one of the most wearable winter 2016 fashion trends. The head-to-toe black look was seen on the runways in collections from Valentino to Alexander Wang, but they key to pulling it off is mixing textures and patterns to keep it interesting and avoid looking drab.