Winter is upon us (well, sorta - it’s still around 20 degrees outside) and it’s kind of exciting to get our sweaters and pullovers out of the closet where they’ve been waiting for a long while now. So it might take a little while longer before we get to bundle up in winter fashion, but there’s no time like the present to start preparing, right? For me, looking up the different trends and deciding which ones speak to me and which one do not (cherry pick; quality over quantity!) is all part of the fun.
A few trends you’ll see passing this winter are
Prints: animals, checks and so on, but specifically leopard
Full coverage: no piece of skin left exposed
Citrus tones (mellow yellow, orange, green)
Utilitarian, specifically boots
Totes are back
Soft cut suits
Out of this massive list of trends (this probably is about half of the final list), I’ve cherry picked some of my absolute favourites so I can share some winter outfits inspiration.
2 Winter Outfits You’ll Want to Wear Over & Over Again
Soft Place To Start
A great place to start is your key item: a leopard printed midi skirt. It’s versatile, it’s classy, and it’s not only on trend - it’s here to stay. So if you’re hesitant whether to invest in a good midi skirt, this is your sign to do it.
Zarina leopard print straight midi skirtXS M LMore details
Printed midi skirt2 4 6 8More details
- Net-A-Porter$290.52See by Chloé
Leopard-print Denim Midi Skirt34 36 38 40 42 44More details
- SALETHE OUTNET$238.00
Woman Leopard-print Brocade Midi Skirt Animal Print Size 1210 12 14More details
With this outfit I’ve gone soft. Lines, colours and materials, perfect for winter. A turtleneck oversized sweater is a must winter item, and this powdery pink fits perfectly into winter 2019’s colour palette.
Another big YES this winter is a fluffy oversized coat. Whether you go for fluff or teddy coat this winter - make sure it’s one of these two. They’re warm, snuggly and are compatible with truly any outfit you’ve got hanging in your closet.
- Moda Operandi$4,896.00Max Mara
Ginnata Alpaca Wool CoatMMore details
Chantal faux fur trimmed teddy coat34 36 38 40 42More details
Gilberte Teddy faux-fur coat34 36More details
Wool-blend teddy coat12 14 16More details
If you don’t already own a pair of black, leather ankle boots… I’m not sure what to say. Please, for the love of god, go find a pair you love. You’ll see your winter outfits will change instantly - to a more upgraded, mature look.
- SALETHE OUTNET$842.00
$1,685.00Oscar de la Renta
Woman Textured-leather Ankle Boots Size 3636 40 41More details
- SALEStyle Tread$187.46
Nyala Boots Womens Shoes Casual Ankle Boots38 39 41 42More details
- SALEStyle Tread$187.46
Ahara Boots Womens Shoes Casual Ankle Boots42More details
- Style Tread$79.95Therapy
Kansas Th Boots Womens Shoes Dress Ankle Boots35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 40.5More details
- SALEStyle Tread$179.96
Gab Boots Womens Shoes Ankle Boots36 37 39 42More details
- Style Tread$189.95Mollini
Char Heel Boots Womens Shoes Casual Ankle Boots37 40 41 42More details
- SALEStyle Tread$179.96
Gab Boots Womens Shoes Ankle Boots36 37 38 39 40 41 42More details
- Style Tread$249.95Alias Mae
Chilli Am Boots Womens Shoes Ankle Boots36 37 38 39 40 41 42More details
Lastly - the tote. I’m glad it’s back, I wasn’t so much into this mini bags trend… there’s only so much you can fit into small bags and let’s be honest, we need loads of random stuff in our bag. I might not use it now, but I’ll use it some day (I think).
- Shopbop$880.00Meli Melo
Thela Medium Shopper ToteOne SizeMore details
The Transport ToteOne SizeMore details
- Shopbop$860.00JÉRÔME DREYFUSS
Pierre Tote BagOne SizeMore details
$577.00See by Chloé
Jay ToteOne SizeMore details
- Matchesfashion$659.00Aesther Ekme
Sac Leather Tote Bag - WomensONE SIZEMore details
Walking On the Masculine/Feminine Line
If you’re not much of the feminine styling, I’ve got another option for you. Suits have been everywhere on the runway the past couple of seasons and they’re not going away any time soon. This season though, opt for a more relaxed fit that lets you play with your feminine shapes.
Checked two-piece suit40 42 44More details
Checked suitM LMore details
Napoli Night suit40 42 44More details
Plaid two-piece suit46 48 50More details
Striped two-piece formal suit38 40 42 44More details
The past two seasons or so we’ve seen a massive flashback to the ‘80s and the ‘90s, and now, we welcome one of the most popular fabrics of the ‘90s back into our midst - corduroy has returned! It doesn’t matter what item of this fabric you choose: a blazer, a pant, a shirt or your coat, it’s all on trend.
Kemp Cotton-blend Corduroy Slim-leg Pants34 36 38 40 42 44More details
Moore Double-breasted Cotton-blend Corduroy Blazer36 38 40 42 44More details
- Net-A-Porter$1,030.71MM6 MAISON MARGIELA
Cotton-blend Corduroy Trench Coat36 38 40 42More details
- Net-A-Porter$305.33Proenza Schouler
Pswl Cotton-corduroy Mini Skirt2 4 6 8More details
As stated previously, we’re going to see utilitarity take over a huge part of our wardrobe this winter. If you’re not much into sharp cut lines, an easy way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe is by a pair of lace-up boots. Keeps you warm & badass at the same time.
- Shopbop$246.00Dr. Martens
Aimilita FL 9 Eye Boots5 6 7 8 9 10 11More details
Phoenix Lace Boots5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5More details
Sabrina 6G Lace Up Boots5.5 6.5 7 7.5 8 9 10More details
- SSENSE$190.00Dr. Martens
1460 Mono Lace-Up Boots35 36More details
Lace Up Chunky Heel Hiker Boots5 6 7 8 9 10More details
Let me know in the comments below which one of these winter outfits is your favourite, or how you plan to style this winter’s trends!