We all need solid, traditional staples in our wardrobes when the weather cools. But be they scarves, jackets or socks, the trend in this winter's clothing staples is all about putting a fun twist on classics when dressing for seasonal weather.
Here are some head-to-toe fashion tips for both men and women, as brands and designers focus on basics with an interesting edge.
Extra-long scarves and blanket scarves are in style this season, worn in just about any way you can dream up. They are being worn as wraps, shrugs, head coverings and more. Wrapped around your shoulders and crossed behind your back, blanket scarves become a wrap or shrug-like experience to keep you toasty. Worn over the head a traditional scarf will keep your ears protected from chilly breezes.
And looped traditionally around your neck, longer scarves become, well, simply scarves designed to keep your neck and upper body warm when the mercury dips.
Belted jackets for women are on point this season, according to experts, enabling the wearer to style them with versatility to create different looks with the same garment. And making a bold resurgence are denim jackets, as this rugged fabric proves to be a nice defense against cool breezes, especially with a proper lining. Denim jackets are now coming in a variety of styles and lengths -- from short to long, straight edged to frilly.
For men, outerwear is trending towards quilted or padded, and traditional jackets are being outfitted with a bit more of an edge in oversized proportions. Think classic with a twist or business attire with attitude.
In keeping with the theme of basics with a twist, think fashion-forward socks. Whether it’s rich shades, jewel toned patterns, knit boot socks, or not so basic black, brands like iconic Gold Toe, are churning out on-trend accessories for the season. For instance, everyone has heard of the Little Black Dress, so Gold Toe is introducing the Little Black Sock -- a collection of women’s socks that offer styles featuring scalloped edges, stripes and subtle patterns. These wardrobe staples come in a variety of toe covers, luxury trouser socks and lavish crews, with styles made from lace, prima cotton and microfiber, to name a few. And the brand’s new Fairisle Crew is a traditional boot sock that has a touch of bright colors as a fun nod to sweater season.
When it comes to men’s socks, the season is bringing with it a blend of style and innovation. For instance, the Gold Toe Fashion Singles feature a number of bold autumn shades that incorporate Fresh 24/7 technology to help prohibit the growth of bacteria that causes odor. These styles are fashionably flexible and can be dressed up or down no matter the occasion. With colorful stripes, novelty prints and winter patterns, these socks can step up your wardrobe this season. More information about men’s and women’s socks for the season is available at www.goldtoe.com.
Head-to-toe fashion trends for cool weather are all about new takes on classics to kick wardrobe basics up a notch.