Once upon a time, there was a girl in the Big Apple named Carrie Bradshaw. She lived a life that every girl dreamed of, wore clothes that everyone wished they had, and even spoke their minds when she said: “I like my money where I can see it, in my closet”. And the words struck with a million women across the globe. If you’re one of them, we wonder if you’re betting your money on the right things. Because just as seasons change, and New Year’s eves comes and go, and fashion trends keep evolving. Frankly speaking, so should your style.
The Haute fashion brands have displayed the latest fashion statements and if you aren’t following it already, now’s the time to start. Here’s how you can keep the style quotient updated.
1. Velvet treatment
Once reserved for royalty, this fabric has the imminent quality of creating a regal look. Top notch designers, the likes of Elie Saab, Armani Prive, and Givenchy have taken a liking to velvet sheath gowns, trench coats, and more velvet on the ramp.
2. Metallic sheen
Ombre, bronze, and silver metallic colours are back. It isn’t new but it’s what will make a boring day come alive. A mid-length metallic skirt or a pink-bronze blouse might be just what you need to add zing to your winters.
3. Simply Ski Pants
It doesn’t need to be snowing outside to slip on a pair of well-fitted ski pants. With top brands such as Nina Ricci and Versace popularizing it, these adventure-loving ski pants are the next big thing.
4. Fishnets comeback
These aren’t just a part of Halloween costumes anymore. Brands such as Proenza Schouler and Simone Rocha have taken a fancy to good-ol fishnet stockings. This is a chance to get high on style without burning a hole in the pocket.
5. Plaid well
Playing up on the androgynous looks, plaid elements for womenswear is big this season. From Ralph Lauren to DKNY, major labels have vouched for the style. Think plaid shirts or scarf – it’s perfect. And why should girls have all the fun? Here’s presenting looks that are hot off the ramp for the men-folk.
6. Knot on the neck
Never mind scarves. Leave that to Sherlock Holmes. Try neckerchiefs instead; a cotton-silk blend with interesting prints. This new style was largely spotted in the fashion capitals of Paris, Milan, and London.
7. Brown accents
Copper, earthen, chestnut browns – it’s brown in town. From Corneliani to Canali, the fashion forwards are taken up with this bright shade. It adds colour to the winters and is a shade that’s easy to complement.
8. Go Military
Sharp tailoring, double-breasted jackets, military buttons and a whole lotta attitude. The military look is trending based on major fashion brands, the likes of Alexander McQueen and Burberry.