Now that the cold weather has arrived, it’s the perfect time to shop for a new wardrobe based on this season’s hottest trends. Whether you’re looking for a fresh way to style your favourite shoes or a statement piece with an unexpected twist, here are five tips to help you along.
Matching prints with more prints is one of the best ways to create a striking statement outfit. Off the back of the maximalist trend, brands like Gucci are harmoniously blending florals, plaid and geometric patterns, while over at Kenzo it’s one big jungle of florals and animal prints, mixed and matched vibrantly together. Remember, if you’re going to go bold, there should be no half measures: let people know that more is more. Just make sure that the colours of the prints are complementary.
Oversized clothes might have been unflattering in the past, but these days designers have embraced them as a new way of dressing. Just look at all the challenging proportions that Demna Gvasalia has brought to Vetements and Balenciaga. It’s time to swap out the skin-tight silhouettes for something less obvious. Make a splash in an oversized coat or a top with exaggerated shoulders, as seen in Marni’s SS17 collection.
As one of the season’s top trends, embroidery appears on bomber jackets, blazers and dresses from Balmain, Gucci and Prada. Always eye catching and sophisticated, it’s just about everywhere this AW16, with an emphasis on glitter and shine. Flaunt it on jeans and statement accessories to give your wardrobe an extra pop.
A former fashion no-no, socks with sandals has become one of the most street chic ways to reinvent your look. Whether you’re wearing strappy sandals or a pair of open toed heels, styling your shoes with a pair of colourful or patterned socks is the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. Gucci, for instance, has socks with fun tiger motifs.
It doesn’t matter how much time you put into styling the perfect outfit – sunglasses will always make your look fierce and purposeful. This season it’s about going big – really, really big. If you’ve covered up half your face, you’ve done it right. South Korean brand Gentle Monster has taken off precisely because of its willingness to go one step bigger than the competition.
Still want more amazing ideas to amp up your wardrobe? Find out how to dress up this holiday season here