Fresh fashion

Read about this winter’s fashion trends.

Creative winter fashion ideas | Graphic by Emma Liu ’22/Staff

Winter is coming, which means that sweaters, puffy jackets, hats, and gloves are right around the corner. While it’s sad to leave behind the shorts and t-shirts of summer, winter fashion is warm and cozy. A few months ago, Winter 2022 collections debuted on the runways. Here are some of the biggest trends we saw:

Expect lots of quilted puffers, vests, jackets, even quilted puffer scarves! This trend will keep you warm all throughout February. Don’t be surprised if there are tons of bright colors. It’s a callback to summer 2019! “Color therapy,” a term used to describe the use of color to treat mental and physical health conditions, is on its way over. We all need a little brightness in the dead of winter. Mixing and matching, and monochrome outfits will be big. Getting into the height of the cold, we’ll be seeing lots of aprés-ski, on and off the slopes. It’s a fun mix of athleisure and ski wear. Think giant puffer coats with matching snow pants, goggles as sunglasses, and patterned knits. 

When you think of winter fashion, I’m sure you don’t think of leather. This season, leather is going to be a big deal. We’re seeing leather puffers and classic leather gloves. These runway trends are stylish, but might not be practical for everyday wear. You probably won’t wear a bright orange neon puffer coat with leather pants and ski goggles to school. These are some trends that are easily wearable:

The early 2000’s are making a huge comeback. The yoga pants trend is still in full swing. Also, thanks to Kim Kardashian and her clothing company Skims, the knit material is huge, and for all the right reasons. It’s soft, cozy, and perfect for winter. Puffer jackets are a classic trend we’ve seen before and they’re not going away any time soon. But, when we get those days that aren’t quite cold enough for a big puffer, opt for a stylish leather trench coat. For under your coat, knit cardigans are still going strong, and you can elevate them to a cute knit set! Monochrome is a style we saw on the runway that can be easily adapted for everyday life, like a deep green sweatsuit. Green is coming in hot this season! If you are not into the monochrome look, you could choose a floral jacket to spice up your attire. And if a matching set isn’t your cup of tea, try out some dark denim. Give away your skinny jeans and stock up on boot cut, flare, and straight legs, particularly in indigo.

Try out some of these upcoming trends in the last few weeks of winter!

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