In years past, winter wear has been straightforward, emphasizing either comfort and warmth or glittery party attire. But norms are rapidly being redefined, and fashion must also continue to adapt to a new way of being. The trends of 2020-2021 were introduced last February, but it’s now up to fashion admirers to interpret how they’ll work these styles into their day-to-day routine. From leather to quilting to flashes of velvet, the key winter pieces are not never-been-seen, but novel circumstances mean the trends will be worn differently than in years prior. Ahead, six winter trends to consider wearing for the remainder of 2020 and into the new year of 2021.
One of fashion’s most emulated decades, winter will continue to mirror the era’s burnt oranges and olive-tone hues, while mastering prints like argyle and paisley. Whether you choose to don full corduroy suiting à la Gabriela Hearst or prefer to subtly pepper in pointy collars and flared slacks, paying homage to the time period will be easy to do.
Designers from Versace to Ferragamo have made the workhorse fabric a no-brainer winter staple. Invest in a buttery leather shirt dress that you can layer over a turtleneck for the coldest of days, or go for a slightly slouchy pant style that will breathe new life into any one of your oversized sweaters.