Fall and winter reign supreme when it comes to fashion. With longer evenings and cooler days, now is the time to layer up and get savvy with accessories. From Military parka jackets to oversized man-bags, 2017 is set to be a casual affair with lots of high-end designer accents. Look out for camouflage and navy or green items to compete with catwalks around the world.
You’ll see some firm favorites, like the humble Chelsea boot and bomber jacket returning to stores near you, alongside new seasonal trends, like statement sweaters and shirts taking center stage. Whether you’re just looking for some quick style pointers on how to brush up for winter, or you want to step out into the spotlight, you’re about to get a winter breakdown on what to wear from head-to-toe.
Remember, what you wear says a lot about who you are, and broadcasts a signal to your friends, family, and even the people you work with. While some people might underestimate the power of a new pair of shoes or a sweater, these simple style hacks also play a powerful role in how we carry ourselves. Learn to step forward with an empowered outlook, and see how fashion is a practical tool for success.
Keep reading to discover the dos and don’ts of winter fashion, and how to incorporate this year’s biggest trends into your repertoire.
DON’T Dress for an Arctic Freeze
Unless you live somewhere that genuinely grapples with the depths of winter, chances are layering, and a decent winter coat is sufficient. Layers are perfect for fall and winter and instantly create a seasonal look. Think scarves, bobble hats, leather gloves, and cashmere sweaters, and you’re already on your way to becoming your a winter fashion mogul.
If you want to go one step further, you’ll want to invest in a decent coat that’ll put you on trend without having to shop for a whole new closet. Parka jackets and trench coats are going to be big this year, and feature a military appeal that most men can carry off. Look for a three-quarter length coat for a dapper look, and stick with this falls color of choice, moss green, for instant appeal.
- DO Use Layers: Wear a sweater over a shirt to add interest to an outfit, or add an undershirt to keep away the chill.
- DO Choose Interesting Textures: Laying is an excellent opportunity to mix and match different textures to create an eye-catching outfit. A cashmere sweater over tweed pants is a simple way to feel and look more festive.
- DO Prepare for Varying Climates: Fall and winter mean different things to different locations, but one thing we all agree on is that the climate will change. If you anticipate blizzards, ensure you prepare with a cold-climate jacket, but don’t discount a lighter jacket for the off-season.