Winters! What does it bring to your mind? A hot cup of tea or coffee or soup, packed jackets and layers, walking around in that sparse sunlight, or just curling up on a chair with a blanket and your favorite book to read. It is a heavenly time, except when you have to get up in the morning and take a shower 😉 . But when you have done these two things (for which we should all be given a medal 😛 ), winters are pretty much a season to flaunt colors, bolds and clear skin, if you take care of it diligently. However, many of us always consider winter as a season, when we cannot flaunt our fashion sense, we are so busy saving ourselves from the cold. So people, for you, I bring to you some of the hottest fashion and beauty trends, to sport this season.
1. Puffer Jackets and Coats
As Rati ma’am had suggested in “How To Pack For Travel” article, 2 puffer jakets is all you need for an outing to a super cold place. Similarly, 2 puffer jackets are all that you need for 2 month super cold weather of India. Puffers are ultra warm waxed coat with pillow like panels. It warms you up like no other winter outfit, and you might even forget the thermals and not regret it.
Beanies came into fashion, courtesy of the cute and bubbly Preity Zinta, in her debut venture “Soldier”, and have never been out of trend since then. It gives a cute and chic look, at the same time, saving your ears and forehead from the bitter cold weather. Want more protection? Pull over the hood.
3. Sweaters and Sweatshirts
This is common, but still a mentionable point. There are many stylish hoodies, sweaters and sweatshirts available, both with or without a zipper, with or without a hoodie, as per your choice.
Layering up, is the best option in winters, trust me, and if you do not want to wear a puffer jacket someday, or want to go with something feminine and light, you can always layer up, by wearing thermals underneath, that are thin enough to be almost invisible inside your outfit, but strong enough to save you from the wrath of cold.
5. Jackets, Blazers and Cardigans
If you are a very formal kind of working woman, whose work ethics should always match up with her outfit then jackets, blazers and cardigans are your pick. Depending on the material, these are warm enough. Then again, layering up thermals is a good option here. These are great for formal evenings too.
6. Mufflers/Woollen Scarves
To add on to the formal charm of blazers and cardigans, always keep these accessories handy. They will save your exposed neck from the cold, and at the same time give you a classy look.
The latest trend to join the bandwagon of winter style, earmuffs is a fashion accessory that covers the ear and is usually made of fur or wood. Earmuffs are a great way to keep toasty during winters while being stylish. However, always buy an earmuff keeping in mind your hair style, and type of hair, whether it is straight or wavy or curly. Try it on before you purchase. Earmuffs are the new in.
8. Trench Coats & Mac
Macs are rubberized coats, more in league with raincoats, and very light too. On the other hand, the coat that is more popular and is sure to keep you warm and stylish this winter, is a trench coat. Trench Coats are more heavy duty rain coats, much like Macs, but slimmer and more elegant. These are made with poplin wool or leather.
9. Bar Jacket & Pea Coat
In line with the above point, these two are also a chic and formal way to keep warm this winter. Bar Jackets are especially a perfect pick for cocktail hours. Pea coat, on the other hand, features a style more in league with the blazer. It is the ultimate nautical coat with big lapels, a double breast and big buttons.
10. Duffle Coat
This is named after a type of cloth. These coats come in different colors, ranging from bright to dark. Hooded duffle coats are excellent choice for semi casual outfit, while for a more formal look one can always go for the one with faux fur trims and embellishments.
11. Tall Boots / Booties / Ankle Length Boots
So many options to choose from; over-the-knee, mid-calf, ankle etc, take your pick and be on the roll. You can also pick boots according to the type of material you want to sport, a soft woolen bootie, which you can easily pack for a trip, or a pair of long leather boots. Heels, or just a platform? Laces, or no laces? There are a lot of options as far as boots are concerned, not to forget a huge range of price points to choose from too, which makes it a beloved footwear in the fall season.
12. Sneakers and Ballet Flats
Ballet flats, are the most versatile pair shoes that you might own, because you can pair them with most of your outfits, and occasions. Be it work, be it classes, be it an evening or a casual date out, your beloved ballets will never give up on you. Also, these look great with socks on. Stick to a few basic colors while choosing your pair and you are done. On the other hand, soft sneakers are the new in too, these winters. These are light and slim like your ballet flats, but at the same time giving you that sporty look that you want.
While we have talked enough about the fashion trends of the season, let us have a look at some of the makeup and beauty trends to edge up the oomph factor, these winters.
13. Flushed Cheeks & Rosy Lips
Winter is a season when you can sport clear skin if you take proper care. That means, even minimal makeup can make you look gorgeous. Nothing looks more beautiful than flushed cheeks, moisturized rosy lips, and a clear base, paired with nude eyes and a dash of mascara. The dewy and rosy finish that this healthy flush of color will give to your face, will make heads turn.
14. Go Bold
Add a dash of your bold wines, plums and reds to your lips, in the aforesaid looks, and a classy winter chic will come out. Winter is the perfect season to flaunt dark lip colors, provided you take care of the problems of flaky lips and bleeding lip color. A friendly tip? Go easy on the eyes.
15. Add a Dash to your Nails
Winters is one season when you can flaunt all the colors and still love it. Paint those nails, with gorgeous shocking colors that pop out. While it might not look soothing in summers, this pop will add a dash of color to your fashion persona.
Divas!! Go unleash the gorgeous fashionista inside you, this winter, and make it one to remember. We are the fashion pros, and make the most of this knowledge to make every season trendy, chic and colorful.
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