6 of the Most Whimsical Winter Fashion Trends


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Fall and winter fashion don't always mean heritage plaids and chunky sweaters. In fact, this season, designers proved that whimsical fashion trends are the future, and our inner child is slightly freaking out. When we say "whimsical fashion," we mean it—metallics, feathers, the craziest crystal pieces you've ever seen, and, if you can believe it, even more.

Ahead, we are highlighting the most whimsical fashion moments we saw come down the F/W 19 runways thanks to designers like Gucci, Versace, Area, and Tom Ford. Call us dramatic, but we have a feeling some of the collections we reference here just might go down in history as the most romantic fashion moments of all time, which is why we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to see the best looks—and to shop them as well.

Go on to see six of the most whimsical fashion moments from the F/W 19 collections and to shop the trends for yourself.


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This season, the crazier the crystals the better. Don't be afraid of the embellishment dripping off of everything from party dresses to shoes. 

Pictured: Area F/W 19

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Not only are feathers fun to wear, but they are guaranteed to be a crowd favorite time and again. 

Pictured: Oscar de la Renta F/W 19

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Furry Accessories
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This winter, you can finally bundle up in the utmost style not only with your outerwear but also with your accessories. 

Pictured: Tom Ford F/W 19

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Instead of opting for the typical sequins, this year, reach for metallics and lamé to get the same shiny effect but in an unexpected way. 

Pictured: Gucci F/W 19

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Checks are the trend you truly never knew your closet needed. Whenever your look is in need of some sprucing, throw on a checkerboard print and call it a day.

Pictured: Kenzo F/W 19 


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Lace was a trend we saw sitting on the back burner for quite some time, but this season, that's all changing as dresses, tops, and even accessories are revamping the classic fabric. 

Pictured: Versace F/W 19

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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.