Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Winter Fashion Trends

Winter Fashion Trends
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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A few months ago, I created a blog post about the essential pieces to have in your college closet. It was really well-received and my take on winter trends was highly requested on twitter. Rather than talking big purchases, let's focus on microtrends. Microtrends are the part of fashion I definitely keep my eye on because they are the easiest to incorporate into your own personal style...and whatever weather you're dressing for. With post-Holiday sales and closet clean outs in full swing, I figured it was time to give some tips on how to update your wardrobe for the New Year. I mentioned many of these in a previous post, but a little repetition doesn't hurt.

Bell Sleeves and Bottoms

Fashion has a funny way of recycling trends every few years or so and more often than not the reiteration is nothing like the original. The first microtrend to incorporate into your winter outfits is the bell sleeve. Whether they're on your blouse, sweater, or the bottoms of your jeans you should invest in something that billows at the end. Bell sleeves used to be reserved for the bohemian and faux-free spirits trekking around the mall but not anymore! If you're still holding onto your skinny jeans for dear life, I suggest a bell sleeve sweater or even a bell sleeved chiffon blouse for the party season and beyond. Double points if you find any of these tops in a printed chiffon top.

Fun tights 

Tights are synonymous with the changing of the seasons. Thankfully tights have gotten an upgrade after we collectively decided layering was more of an aesthetic choice than for warmth. They can be found in all kinds of patterns from various fishnet sizes, to glitter, star print, etc. Tights are no longer hiding the skin, but showing it off. Wear 'em under destroyed denim or under skirts and dresses. A new *~look ~* to try is layering socks over tights. Add a cute loafer or heel into the mix and you're good to go.


The same girls who are wearing oversized hoodies as dresses can be the ones to thank for bringing back the corset. Needing a way to show off their cinched waist, the corset was brought back to life. The popularity of this trend can thank the lattice tops that took over for the past year and a half. If you don't want to go all out, don't fret. There are chokers, belts, and more that take heavy inspiration from the corset but with a bit more breathing room.


Earlier this year, I mentioned stars would be a print to look out for. Since then many different brands have the galactic print on any and everything, from embellishments to a simple printed graphic. Stars have outlasted the seasonal changes, so if you don't already have some of it in your closet, you can add it now. A print that is on the same trajectory is rose-print. Express your unrequited love or heartbreak with something adorned with the rose graphic or show off your refined side with a rose-applique dress. Watch for thorns.

Lingerie over everything

This trend has been popular for a while and though it may not be suitable for all temperatures, it's still one we can all embrace.  Slip dresses were the piece of the summer and since then they have become a staple for nights out. Pairing bralettes with t-shirts and mesh bodysuits has become commonplace. Just because everyone's embracing a trend doesn't kill it (necessarily). To stand out from the crowd, try the rhinestone look. I love this trend because it doesn't discriminate based on the size of your chest and technically, you're covered up. Wear it for the night out onto morning brunch. You deserve it.

I hope you enjoyed this post, despite the fact that we are well into winter. Hope you have a great holiday season and New Year. See you in 2017.