Top 3 Winter Fashion Trends That Made 2016

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Top 3 Winter Fashion Trends That Made 2016 (*)

Every year there are certain winter trends that make their way out from the back of the wardrobe: the oversized fur coats, the leather boots and of course the array of tartan patterns. This year, there were three looks that really caught my eye, and now that we’re into spring, I still find myself turning to them when the weather is still frightful outside. Let me know what you think about these top three wintry trends that are making waves into 2017…

1.     Cape coats

I am loving the caped coat look right now, especially now that the evenings are a little warmer and it’s all you need on a night out. They’re a welcome alternative to the usual over-sized trench coats and military jackets that we see each and every year, but from a practical point of view, they’re also incredibly good at locking in heat!

Plus, you can get caped shawls which are perfect for occasion wear. If you have a Spring wedding on the horizon, I’d recommend leaving behind your standard shawl and opting for a blush pink fur-lined cape instead. It will be far better for keeping out the cold, but also help you achieve a look that screams opulence.

2.     Gemstone Jewellery

Gemstones have always been a favourite for pendants and charms, but they were given a new look towards the end of last year. For 2017, it’s all about incorporating their rough-cut forms into large pieces of statement jewellery. It could be a cuff-style bracelet with a large stone set into the centre, or a collection of gems strung together in a necklace that looks like something straight out of an Aztec warrior’s wardrobe.

This trend may remind us of ancient cultures past, but it makes a beautiful addition to plain outfits that are in need of an edge. Of course, you’ll still be able to find plenty of elegant gemstone designs too, as ChloBo, the luxury jewellery retailer, have recently launched their Gypsy Dreamer and Luna Soul collections. With plenty of Labradorite greys and the pink hues of Aventurine to hand, you can add a touch of sophistication to your festive outfits.

3.     V is for velvet

Up until now, the main focus of evening dresses has been the Great-Gatsby-inspired look. Although I love the heavily beaded and sequined dresses, everyone seems to have one now, so I was thrilled to see this new velvet trend start to trickle into the shops.

Think sleek, slimming and seductive; these simplistic velvet dresses will be perfectly complemented by a retro choker necklace and some black heels for a throwback to the 90s that people will love. If you’re still making the most of the sales looking for evening outfits, opt for darker colours like forest green or sapphire blue for a more expensive look. Then add a glittering clutch and you’re good to go.

You can find more top trends from 2016 here. What are your top spring combinations? 

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