I’ve got a serious soft spot for winter fashion as there’s
just so much room for experimentation. You can style up your favourite summer
dress with a chunky cardi and woolly tights, create interesting looks by
layering clothing and who doesn’t love being able to add even more accessories
to an outfit – hello scarves, gloves, hats and ear muffs!
Key trends for winter include military detail, metallics, fluffy
fabrics including angora and faux fur, 90’s grunge and dark florals. Darker
shades are always popular in colder weather, and fabrics like tweed and leather
prove popular each time winter rolls round. We’re complete suckers for winter
prints too – think snowflakes, reindeer and fir trees.
Below are key picks from IL2L
which tick plenty of winter fashion boxes and will keep you warm and toasty no
matter how far the temperature drops.
Yes it’s backless but never fear – just think of how many
different tops could be layered underneath to create unique looks. We think
this dress would look great with a Breton-style black and white striped tee
underneath, thick tights and chunky boots. Depending on your height it could
also be worn as a top layered over jeans – super cosy.
Metallics are everywhere at the moment but like plenty of
fashion trends getting it right can be hit or miss – you don’t want to look as
though you’ve dressed in tin foil. With scary trends like this accessories are
your best friend. Add a touch of metallic sheen to any outfit with this Religion clutch. It’s
really roomy and even has a mirror on the inside, perfect for last minute make
up touch ups in the taxi.
Mixing up textures is key when it comes to winter outfits and
men’s jacket features a combination of cool quilting and that English country
gentlemen essential, corduroy. This jacket also features elbow pads and has
plenty of pockets for wallets, phones and as many sets of keys as you like.
Fair Isle print items are classic winter pieces and this
snuggly men’s zip through jumper is really cosy and chunky. It’s one of those
great garments for men – something which he looks nice in but is also totally
stealable on those days you’re feeling chilly. Brilliant!
This jumper is ideal with jeans, or for a slightly smarter
look, navy coloured chinos.