By Laura Norman-Phipps
The best of winter fashion 2016
Winter fashion, some people’s favourite, some people’s enemy. Layering is an all-time key to surviving the cold winters of the UK, so here are my top winter trends of 2016 to help you look fashionable whilst keeping you warm braving the cold as well.
This year velvet has made it’s mark on the runways in Milan and London, with the likes of Topshop Unique, House of Holland and Christopher Kane sporting the trend. A growing number of celebrities have been spotted wearing this look, such as Cara Delevingne for example.
Today you can find multiple different items of velvet in different colours, ranging from dresses, to crop tops and bodysuit. Check out some of our favourites from PrettyLittleThing.
As mentioned previously, bodysuits are on the scene. This craze has enabled the comfortability of not having your top rising up on a night out and untucking itself. However, despite the craze about them and everyone still wearing them, people do complain about the struggle of going to the toilet in a bodysuit. However, this season bodysuits have overtaken crop tops as a night out alternative.
Turtlenecks are huge and have been for a while, but are back again this winter. Great for when it’s that bit colder and you still want to look fashionable. There are multiple types of turtlenecks too, with long sleeve, sleeveless and different forms such as jumpers, tops and dresses for example. A turtleneck is that staple piece you need in your wardrobe for the chilly days. Some of the most popular turtlenecks come from Urban Outfitters with them coming in every material and colour.
There is nothing better than a scarf in the winter and this year we are in luck because big scarves have come back in fashion this winter, with all the shops trying to compete for the biggest comfiest scarf that may as well be a blanket. They can accessorize any outfit and keep you warm at the same time, so everyone wins.
Suede, maybe not the most practical for this time of year and for any time of year in the UK to be honest, but highly fashionable. Suede has taken over with coats, skirts and tops to start with. I myself have recently purchased a suede and fur coat from zara, and a suede skirt; not being the most practical coat when it rains but it surely keeps me warm.
Have you got yourself on top of these trends as we approach winter 2016? If not, head to places such as Missguided, Pretty Little Thing, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, New Look, H&M and River Island for the greatest of the trends!