It’s that time of year again: sweater weather. The term is just a colloquialism, so don’t limit your fashion choices. This year, it’s all about the bomber jacket, scarves, suede, and more!
Here’s seven trends that will get you through the fall and winter seasons.
- Bomber Jackets
These jackets are making a strong statement this year! The bomber jacket looks like a trendier raincoat that actually keeps heat in. On top of that, they have the added bonus of versatility: They can be either dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion. The bomber jacket is a must-have this upcoming fall and winter season.
- Suede boots and booties
The luxe feel of suede makes any outfit classy and chic. And suede is a material that entraps heat. So if you’re the type of person who is cold natured and tends to have cold feet, suede boots or booties are the shoes for you.
Scarves never go out of style, and they’re gender neutral! They are always a must-have in the colder months of the year. Scarves are the subtle, or maybe not so subtle, accent to your outfit. Plus, they help keep you warm. Can’t go wrong with fashion and function wrapped up in one item, pun intended.
- “Boyfriend” styles
This particular style is more tailored for the ladies. The trend is wearing baggy or oversized clothing for a more relaxed and comfortable look. This is not to say clothing is hanging off the body; it just isn’t as fitted. Jeans; plaid, flannel button-ups; or regular V-necks all have “boyfriend” designs. It makes sense as to why the trend is popular: More clothing equals more warmth and less restricted movement with the added benefit of being comfortable, in contrast with super skinny jeans or extremely fitted shirts. The style doesn’t sound chic, but it looks nice when done properly.
- Oversized sweaters and cardigans
This style is also tailored more to women and has the same effect as “boyfriend” styles. As an added bonus, leggings can be worn under an oversized sweater and with some boyfriend styles as well. Maybe not so much a cardigan, but it’s all about what you are comfortable wearing.
Chokers have made a huge comeback this year. It’s a new spin on the typical necklace. This special accessory changes the whole mood of the outfit. I don’t see too many males partaking in this trend, although I am sure they don’t mind seeing the trend on females. What’s even better? This must-have transcends all seasons. You can wear it any time of the year and still look great. Obviously it’s not the most professional item to wear, but for a casual look or night out on the town, it’s the go-to.
- Business Casual style
Men like to keep it simple. Business casual is as simple as it gets. All that is needed is maybe a bomber jacket, suede boots, fitted pants (possibly khakis), and a long-sleeved shirt. There, outfit set. And it’s the time of the year where beards are most definitely in – even though they are always the trend.
These seven trends are guaranteed to get you through the fall and winter. If not, just add another layer of clothing and you should be fine. Remember: Scarves are your best friend, unless you want to go the choker route; you can never go wrong with a boyfriend fitted style, ladies; and business casual is the way to go for all the males out there.
Stay warm this year. It might get a bit chilly!
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Written by: Maya Bramletta