It’s hard to get excited about getting dressed in a chilly bedroom long before the sun comes up. Although the idea of dressing for winter in soft sweaters, chic boots and cozy coats is always a welcome fantasy (especially when it’s the middle of August and your air-conditioning is broken!), in reality, fall and winter fashion can often end up feeling practical and boring. Fortunately, Opulent Jewelers has put together this guide to new trends this fall and winter that are easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. These trends are easy to shop for, but they feel completely fresh and on-trend for this season. Plan to incorporate one of these ideas into your look tomorrow morning and you may actually feel excited about getting dressed in the dark!
It might sound crazy, but one of the biggest trends for fall and winter is cocooning your body in mismatched layers. You don’t need to buy anything new to make this look work; just shop your closet for clothes that you’d never considered wearing together! Try layering a slim-fit turtleneck underneath your favorite sporty sweatshirt, or pairing practical woolen tights with a sleek satin skirt.
Swap Your Straps
It’s easier than ever to find bags that come with removable or interchangeable straps. You can easily dress up a basic bag by adding an embroidered, studded or braided strap, and you can add multiple straps for a more personalized look. If your favorite bag doesn’t have removable straps, try wrapping your favorite lightweight scarf around the existing straps for a bold (and comfortable!) flair.
Fishnets for Feet
All summer, celebrities and fashion bloggers were spotted wearing high-waisted fishnet pantyhose underneath their low-rise ripped jeans. If you don’t have the body (or style) of a twenty-year-old model, you can still incorporate this trend into your wardrobe by replacing your regular socks with a fishnet version. Choose a shade close to your skin tone for a more discreet look, or select bold black or white to make a statement.
The biggest trend in jewelry this season is definitely statement earrings. Bold metallics look best with slicked-back hair and a turtleneck sweater, while beads and tassels are the perfect complements to loose waves, a slouchy knit and skinny jeans. If you’re on a budget, shop your favorite second-hand store or flea market for eye-catching vintage earrings.
Stunning coats and jackets are hitting the racks at every major retailer. Invest in a plaid maxi coat that stops an inch or two short of the floor, and it won’t matter what you’re wearing underneath as you’re running around town. If you prefer a more cropped look, put your leather coat back in the closet and reach for a metallic or high-shine jacket instead. You’ll stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.
Come On Over
… Over the knee, that is. If you’ve been hesitant to introduce over-the-knee boots into your winter wardrobe, now is the time to make your move. A recent influx of sky-high boots in neutral shades like beige, stone, taupe and grey have helped move the popular footwear option out of the nightclub and into lecture halls, grocery stores and even offices. Keep it classy with a mid-height block heel and a suede-look fabric.
It’s easier than ever to update your winter wardrobe. Whether you choose to invest in inexpensive accessories, wear-forever outerwear or funky footwear, all it takes is one great new (or reimagined) piece to modernize your look in an instant.