Summer has come and gone, time to chuck all your summer gear (short shorts, flip-flops and summer dresses) to the back of your wardrobe and say hello to the new winter season which is bringing back the retro 60’s and 70’s inspired look.
60’s and 70’s
The 70’s was the year of Faux Fur Gilets, Blouses, and Wide-Legged Trousers, which are all doing a great come back this winter.
(Pair wide-legged pants with killer high heels to create a longer silhouette)
The Maxi Dress is also a 70’s inspired look which isn’t just for summer but a great piece for autumn/ winter.
(The maxi dress is best paired with flat ankle boots and a great knitted cardigan singed in the waist)
The 60’s style is inspired and influenced by the Mad Men’s series which celebrated woman with more of a fuller body, full hips and bountiful bosoms.
They also celebrate the high waisted A-line checked skirt which I’m sure all our mothers had back in the days.
(This look is perfect for someone who loves the vintage look)
My fashion tip for getting this look for cheap: look through your mother’s wardrobe; I’m sure there should be an item or two that could work.
Another great trend this winter is the knitwear revolution, from your simple classic camel to modern grunge, this season’s knitwear ranges from chunky cable-knit to more of a softer texture. Shapes range from a sharp to slouchy and to a more modern mix of cool, clean polo necks and preppy sweaters.
(a great look at the moment is the knitted dress, singed at the waist with a thin belt pared with thick stockings or bare (if your brave enough) and high-heel hiking boots. For more of a comfortable look pair them with flat ankle boots –perfect for the winter season)
BRIGHT AND BOLD COLOURS
Gone are the days of a typical grey winter, this new season is all about colour, colour and more Colour!!! Bright colour blocks are a big trend this winter straight from the runway.
So if BRIGHT AND BOLD COLOURS excite you then this trend is ideal for you, its all about combining a clash of different colours, ranging from bold orange, electric blues, neon green and yellow. A perfect trend to bring some light and fun into the winter blues and to stand out from the crowd, of course!
But if you feel a clash of BRIGHT COLOURS are too overwhelming, then you need to ease into this trend by wearing various tones of icy blue, rose and vermilion.
(Perfect trend for people who want to be seen!)
But if colour does not do it for you but you still want to stand out this winter, then you can’t go wrong with the animal print (leopard print).
Animal print is not only for the cast of Jerseylicious… Animal print is all the range this season, it has a sense of class yet adventure, this trend is not for the faint hearted but if worn right you will be an A-list fashionister this winter.
If full on animal print is too bold for your taste you could take it easy and wear it as a statement piece for example, leopard printed pumps, scarf or bag. This look will keep you in trend and in style.
(This Leopard maxi dress is perfect for someone who wants to create a bold statement)
(These are perfect for an urban but chic look this winter)
Hope this list will help you find your signature look this winter -happy shopping!
By contributing writer: Zama