Discussing the arrival of spring right now might feel overly ambitious, but as we all know by now, time goes by fast. Especially when we're talking about fashion. As such, now that our fall chapter is coming to a close in less than a month, it's time to evaluate winter wardrobes and precisely which trends we'll be embracing this time around. There are the usual suspects—puffers, velvet, sequins—and then there are the slightly less predictable trends, like printed tights and snake print.
Whether you're looking to think out of the box with your looks this winter or prefer to keep things tamer but simultaneously polished, the eight winter trends we've culled should address all your needs. Scroll down to see the trends you won't be able to wear once we've defrosted for spring, and then shop our picks so you can seize the moment.
The Trend: Teddy Textures
There's never been a better time to hop aboard the teddy train. This tactile texture not only feels snug to wear but also looks far cooler than your run-of-the-mill parka.
The Trend: Statement Tights
Leave your black tights in the drawer for now and reach for a pair with pizzazz. Think of them as the new statement earrings.
The Trend: Patent Leather
There's something refreshing about a glossy patent leather. Try it out by way of a bold trench coat or, if you're feeling shy, a pair of ankle boots.
The Trend: Snake Print
Snake print is undoubtedly one of the season's most worn trends, and come March, you'll be ready to transition to florals. Translation: Sss-start wearing this now before it's gone.
The Trend: Sparkly Dresses
Technically you have the agency to wear glittery dresses all year long, but there is something about the holiday season that warrants this look more than others. Don't miss out on the joy that comes from being a human disco ball.
The Trend: Faux-Fur Trim
A faux-fur collar or sleeve feels fitting right now. Have you worn yours yet?
The Trend: Colorful Puffers
Come spring, you'll be shedding your puffers, so why not greet the cold with a cheerful jacket in a Crayola-inspired hue?
The Trend: Hiker Boots
Utilitarianism finds its place this winter via hiker boots. We recommend test-driving this look with a midi dress for a forward, wearable combination.
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