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Style Elements of a Fashionable Winter Wardrobe

There are quite a few fashion trends that keep you looking hot no matter what the temperature is outside.  There are definite trends that will bringing people into Spring 2013 and will likely still be in style in the Fall of 2013 and the Winter of 2014.


The biggest trend is leather.  All leather. You can mix shiny leather with stippled leather and raw leather. You can also mix any type of leather colors together. Go ahead and mix that mint green car jacket with black leather pants and wear an orange leather hat.  Color combinations in different hues look really good on you.


Fur is also very hot this winter and it will be next winter too. However it is not the black or fake shades in crayon colors that are the most fashionable right now. It is fur that looks like human hair that is the most haute on fashion catwalks.  You are the most in style if you are wearing a fur that is of some length and is brunette in tone.


One of the surprising trends that can been worn into Spring is the sleeveless fur. Women in New York are wearing this with a belt buckled up at the level of the “empire waist.”  For outdoors these are worn like vests over a big sweater. They can also be worn as a glamorous item that is just with bare arms and bare legs.


To go along with the bulky fur look, medicine bag purses are now back in style. Look for the snapped version with the wide stable bottom and the shorter grip handles.


Even though it is winter people are still wearing sheer clothing. This is sheer clothing to be worn over your heavier winter wear. For instance a sheer overlay of a skirt can be worn over a heavier, tighter skirt.


There is also an overall trend for coats to be worn indoors as fashion items. Due to global warming it seems like coats do not have to be as thick and heavy as they once were. People are now wearing them indoors too.  Very popular right now are military styles with double rows of side buttons.  There are also quilted styles and military styles. Yet another great style is the cropped jacket that is part military and part biker in look.


The idea is to be creative and use every piece that you wear through the winter in the most creative and attractive ways possible.


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Winter Fashion Trends

Want to look like you are just taking a stroll off the fashion catwalks and into the streets this winter.  Here are some ideas for making your wardrobe look as updated as possible this season.


If there is one color that is making a big splash in the fashion scene this winter it is purple. Purple coats, tops, skirts and tights are all the rage. You will see purple lipsticks, lavender hair colors and grape colored nail polishes.  All hues are popular but the more red in the purple, the more fashionable it is.  Bright plum combined with blacks and reds will be a common theme.  Black with purple printed fabric is also a big theme.


Statement prints have been around for a while but this winter the suits to have will have wild psychedelic prints as both tops and bottoms. Expect to see retro seventies and sixties prints in colors like blue and white and red and black.  You will also see more printed pants than we have in the recent past. Expect to see pants with big floral and paisleys on them in the stores.  These look best worn with a large knit sweater for day and with a shiny blouse and belt at night.


Another trend that was very much in evidence for 2012 and will continue to be for 2012 is to wear your coat with a belt.  Wide belts are the most hip but for real style use one that is metallic looking and futuristic.


Most of the coats have a shape to them this year that has a tailor down to a thin waist and then a flare. The same is true of tops and dresses. The flare is very seventies with it starting at a quite high waist.


Over the top embellishment is part of the fashion trends. This includes beads, sequins, feathers, studs, sequins and other details that make your clothes look a bit more glamorous.


Yet another trend we will all be seeing a lot of his big glamorous necklaces that almost have a tribal look.  Chandelier earrings are back as are big earrings with beads or sequins in them and large chunky cocktail rings. It is all about dazzling everyone that you meet.


Bondage style clothing is also making a comeback.  Skirts, pants, dress and shoes have buckle detail on them. Look for bell sleeves, lots of zippers and short-cropped jacket styles.  Leather skirts paired with faded distressed loose T-shirts are also black. It is also back in fashion to wear several shades of distressed black at once rather than a pure intact hue.

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