Winter is just around the corner and we can’t help but think about what to wear during peak season when the weather suddenly changes. Luckily, even though it will be cold outside, the runways have given us enough trends to consider. There’s something for everyone, from oversized pants to leather pants that will make you feel like you’re covered in a blanket to old school cargo pants.
From shirts to sweaters, everything we wear in 2022 is oversized and with that, we officially declare the winner of winter fashion is oversized clothing. Street style enthusiasts and catwalk designers have welcomed an increase in sizes, as shown by Squid Games star HoYeon Jung for Louis Vuitton FW22. The oversize is comfortable and very chic. Wear it with loose jeans and bottoms with chunky shoes, and you’re good to go.
Balaclavas and beanies, boosted
Don’t assume the balaclava is gone. There is no doubt that these headwear have a strong hold on street style designers. While less ornamental beanies are currently popular, the main trend is for minimalist balaclavas, which were created with warmth and practicality in mind.
When it comes to leather clothing, leather stockings are really trending right now. Brown, black or even light colors, the return of low-rise and mid-rise pants is causing crazy head turns. The last we saw someone go wrong with leather pants was Ross Geller. Also, it seems that many leather pants retain a mid- or high-rise waistband, which is great for that extra layer of warmth when it’s cold outside. Low-rise pants may be back.
Dopamine dressing level increased. Brightly colored clothes are popular in the style of clowncore and kid core fashions that have taken over social media. Consider Valentino’s Pink PP collection, the idea is to focus on one color throughout the outfit, experimenting with texture if you want to add a bit of drama. Like the street style gurus, you get bonus points for matching accessories.
The vest is a top winter fashion trend, whether it’s a basic knitted shape worn over and under several different winter jackets, as seen on Bella Hadid for Givenchy, a patterned turtleneck worn alone, as seen on Salvatore Ferragamo FW22, or an open zippered design. We love the adaptability of a vest because it can be easily dressed up or down and adds laid-back elegance to any ensemble.
The pleated skirt is one of the trendiest silhouettes, coming in primary minis, sometimes maxis and sometimes micro minis. They’re always a delight and surprisingly versatile in sartorial options, whether they’re made from airy chiffon, denim noughties or preppy checks. Pair a longer one with a fitted jacket or coat for a more polished feel. Alternatively, rock a mini and embrace your younger side by wearing tights, a comfy sweater and a collared shirt for the ultimate preppy style.