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Winter fashion trend and style ideas

October 21, 2016

With a chill in the air and our chunky knits at the ready, winter is certainly nearly upon us. It’s a great time to start planning your wardrobe for the cooler season and getting those staple pieces to complete your collection. Winter fashion doesn’t always mean woolly jumpers and fluffy hats, it also gives you the great chance to pick some pretty festive outfits and enjoy the prime party season. Vintage fashion is the perfect way to mix up your winter style. Take a look at our top picks from vintage decades that work perfectly with your winter fashion looks.

Winter florals

Floral design is usually associated with springtime, gorgeous pastel colours and a hint of what’s to come in the summer. This winter floral design has taken on a different style. Your winter garden is full of colour inspirations from vintage browns, midnight blues and autumnal reds to name a few. These pieces provide lashings of colour and when used with a base shade such as black, really stand out from your everyday wears.


Patterns and graphics come in bold prints with natural foliage designs. You can also opt for a single floral piece such as a statement midi skirt or go all over flower power with a print dress. This style works well with a vintage twist using earthy tones and autumnal hues to create 1970s retro style. This trend works well with smart work wear too and looks fabulous for evening occasion wear. Winter florals has two appearances from bold and exciting to sultry and mysterious, giving the perfect option for day to evening wear.

Erdem winter florals

Winter fashion Party time

Dress up and feel as pretty as a princess in a regal inspired look. This elegant style focuses on culture and influence from our Elizabethan era and celebrates feeling like a Queen in gorgeous tapestry, jewelled and baroque style pieces. This staple party trend ignites a majestic and opulent appearance with regal hues such as deep purples, gold and burgundy. Regal inspired pieces create intrigue with the fine detail and delicate cuts to produce glamorous and sophisticated party pieces, perfect for dazzling your friends.


This look falls perfectly into the upcoming party season and adding a little more sparkle to the festivities is effortlessly simple. Match your party piece with some extravagant jewels to complete the look. There are plenty of chic and detailed vintage dresses and accessories that are perfect to style a party outfit. Watch out for luscious velvet or embroidered examples with exquisite embellishments, giving you that unique vintage flair.

Winter Blues

This may be something most people are feeling at the moment, with the clocks going back shortly but this year we’re making it a little cheerier with some fabulous styling options to brighten up your dreary wardrobes.


Blue is a winter fashion staple with a variety of shades, texture and styles waiting to be worn. This colour will be your new best friend this season replacing black as the go to shade. Denim is something you always associate with blue hues but there are many more ways to style this magnificent colour and diversity in how you can wear this trend.


For people who love bold and vibrant, cobalt is a beautiful and outstanding shade that works well on ladies with darker skin tones or hair colour and is perfect for styling on a night out. Pastel blues and subtle tones create a graceful and feminine approach to your wardrobe and look fabulous on lighter skin tones and fairer hair. Accessories are no exception and colour matching works well with different shades and textures.

3.1 Phillip Lim


A perfectly suited look for winter is Dark Romance. This style takes inspiration from Goth and Romantic periods with beautiful lace, baroque, velvet and dark hues. This style sits well with tailored and clean cut pieces so you can enjoy outfits for work wear all the way through to evening wear. The fabrics and textures in this trend fit amazingly together, creating a luxe and mystical vibe. You can also complement the look with subtle makeup tones during the day and vamping it up for your evening soirées.


Designers such as Erdem and Roksanda showed their Dark Romance inspirations on the catwalks and captured the essence of feminism, mystery and romantic moods. Create some drama and mystery in your wardrobe with this perfect winter fashion must have.

Simone Rocha

Join the winter fashion boot camp

Winter is always the season for Boots. Knee high, over the knee, and ankle boots have been hitting the high streets this year ready to make a style statement, perfect for sleek sophistication or edgy rebellious footwear.

Take a look at the styles making the biggest shoe statement this season.

Get the winter fashion Grunge Look

Making a comeback is the ever-popular 90’s grunge trend, designers have been setting the edgy scene with biker and working boot examples and adding extra glam to the proceedings with stud and buckle detailing. Temperley London showcased a simple yet statement boot that can be perfectly styled for a great on trend look. You’ll find some great vintage examples that can be reworked and revived to match the 90s grungy trends.

Grungy platforms

Over the Knee

The sensual and alluring boot trend highlighted over the knee footwear. Adorning models on catwalks this year saw a rebellious yet sleek appeal to these dramatic boots with hints of subtle detailing to create the perfect panache to any ensemble.

Over the knee styles

Prints, embroidery and texture

Winter fashion sees a great mixture of texture and print on shoe wear. Boots were adorned with several print types including a range of mock animal and snakeskin examples. If you’re looking for a 70s vintage flare, embroidered detailing on boots offer that retro vibe whilst brocade texture offer the perfect complement to the romanticism looks, ideal for the party season.

Winter embroidered boots

As the seasons change we see a range of trends coming into the limelight. These winter fashion staples are an ideal way to keep your wardrobe looking on trend yet gives you key pieces to match time and time again without spending a fortune. There are plenty of vintage inspired winter pieces that work perfectly with a modern mix giving you a unique outfit that can be worn for many years to come.


Alexander McQueen