Happy New Year! This is a time for renewal and fresh starts. As such, it is the perfect opportunity to revamp your wardrobe and break out of your fashion rut. I know it’s winter and it’s easy to just hide under a big coat in yoga pants and a t-shirt, but with just a little effort you can forget the frump and feel confident and stylish. The following five trends are easy to add to your current wardrobe and are sure to make you feel fabulous, even when the weather outside is gloomy and gray.
1. Blanket Scarf
Blanket scarves are all the rage right now. They are cheap, add a pop of color to your outfit, and they are super warm. Blanket scarves are nothing more than a big rectangle of fabric, usually a plaid flannel. If you are petite, you may want to cut your blanket scarf in half so that it doesn’t overwhelm your frame.
Blanket scarves can be worn in several ways:
- Folded in half to form a large triangle and then worn kerchief style
- Draped across shoulders and belted
- Folded lengthwise into a long skinny rectangle and worn as a traditional scarf
Knitted ponchos are another popular trend this winter. Throw one on over skinny jeans or leggings and a top and add some instant style. Bonus-they hide all manner of sins so if you gained a little extra padding over the holidays, ponchos are your friend.
3. Faux Fur
There is just something so warm and wintery about faux fur. Right now, faux fur accessories are everywhere. The faux fur vest is a huge trend. Add a faux fur vest to jeans and a button-up top or even over a dress and tall boots. If the vest is outside your comfort zone (like it is for me) then try small touches of fur accessories, like scarves and hats.
Tall boots and skinnies have been part of the mom wardrobe for a few years now, and they are still a great look. However, if you haven’t added some booties to your closet yet, now is the time. Booties come in so many different styles. Flats and heels. Dressy and casual. With fun details like studs, fringe or fur. Best of all, you can find cute booties at any price point.
Booties look great with all types of jeans: skinnies, boot-cut, boyfriend and flared. You can wear them to the office with pants or a skirt and on date night with tights and dress. Quick tip: roll your skinnies or boyfriend jeans to show a little skin at the ankle.
5. Winter White
I know, I know. No white after Labor Day. However, this is one fashion rule that is past its prime. Break it by pulling out your white denim and pairing with a cozy sweater. Winter white looks great paired with other neutrals as well with bright colors. You cannot go wrong by adding this summer staple to your winter wardrobe.
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There you have it. Five easy tweaks to update your wardrobe for 2016. Which one will you try?
Jen is a Texas girl, who landed in the Midwest after 14 years on the East Coast. A girly girl at heart, she has come to embrace her inner Adam Sandler while raising her three crazy boys. Jen is an avid runner, weightlifter, and triathlete who parlayed her love of fitness into a career as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Her passion is in helping women look and feel their best, through both fitness and fashion. Jen recently launched a new venture as an independent personal stylist for cabi, a Los Angeles-based fashion house.