As the temperature drops and the winter season approaches, Aoife Jackson takes a look at the array of new trends to revamp your winter wardrobe, 2015 style.
Snakeskin is set to be a hugely popular print for the coming season, used in handbags, footwear and belts. Once again, Miu Miu’s winter print game is strong, with brightly coloured snakeskin paired alongside more subtle toned versions of the print. Meanwhile, on the high street, Zara have released several pieces of snake-patterned clothing, including flared trousers, skirts and shoes. If you are looking for a way to incorporate this print into your wardrobe, a mini skirt is a great option providing enough print to make a statement, while also being easily dressed up or down to suit any occasion.
Time and time again leopard print has established itself as a staple in any winter wardrobe, and this year has proven to be no exception. On the runway both Louis Vuitton and Roberto Cavalli selected leopard as their print of choice, while Miu Miu put a fresh spin on the classic by using neon colours in their prints. On the high street leopard is proving popular too, with brands such as Topshop and River Island also giving us our feline fix. Whether you choose to go with a bold colour or stick to the classic design, invest in a leopard print coat and this timeless, statement piece will guarantee to take you through the winter season year after year.
With the days becoming shorter and dark nights replacing summer evenings, it’s easy to assume that darker colours are more appropriate for winter. However, this year’s runway shows have confirmed that you can still wear bold colours during the colder months. DKNY, Versace and Diane von Furstenberg all brought splashes of colour onto the runway, dismissing the doom and gloom that winter can often bring. Don’t be afraid to stand out and wear colours that pop this winter!
The Faux Fur Stole
Following the huge success of Charlotte Simone’s cult ‘Popsicle’ scarfs, this season the faux fur stole is back with a vengeance. From Michael Kors to Givenchy, faux fur stoles appeared all over the runway shows this season in a whole array of different colours. They are an ideal addition to any outfit, providing that extra bit of warmth whilst still looking effortlessly chic. Worn over both shulders for a collar-like effect, belted at the waist to create a cinched silhouette, or draped over one shoulder, à la Olivia Palermo – the possibilities are endless.
Photographs: Eugenio Wilman via Flickr, SPERA via Wikimedia Commons, Maegan Tintari via Flickr