7 Winter Trends We Can't Get Enough Of

An underrated season in fashion, winter is often overshadowed by the allure of fall fashion. The truth is, when it's cold outside, people care less about how they look, and more about staying warm. In fact, on the runways, designers mainly focus on the fall aspect of Fall/Winter collections. While it's understandable that autumn fashion is unique and wearable year-round, winter fashion can show a person's deep cognizance of fashion when styled and worn in interesting ways. So, as autumn digresses and winter progresses, here are some fashion trends you might consider adding to your wardrobe this season.

The best complement to any winter outfit this year is a vivid silver color. Prevalent on the Fall/Winter runways, silver appeared in all different forms from shiny metallics to festive fringe. Not only is this trend fun to style, but it is bound to make you stand out in a crowd. Striking silver pieces can be worn from day to night, from party looks to casual wear. Gucci and Saint Laurent featured sparkly silver bodysuits, while Paco Rabanne and Alexander McQueen incorporated silver in their collections through cut-out slip dresses and studs. 

This swanky coat's long run in the fashion industry is apparent to anyone who's been keeping up with trends in the past two centuries. Thomas Burberry founded his menswear business with this coat as the star seller. Burberry was one of the signature manufacturers of trench coats before, during and after World War I. These coats were worn by officers in trenches, which is how the name came to be, and soon enough, overcoats became a symbol of the elite. In moderns aspects, the trench coat can complete any winter outfit. Knit and cowl sweaters layered underneath a trench coat are a classic winter look sure to keep you warm. (Bonus points for silver overcoats this winter!)

This winter season revolves around polka dots. Loewe began the polka dot trend in their latest runway collection, and we are loving it! This fun pattern comes in several forms, from tops and trousers to scarves and shoes. Incorporating polka dots into an outfit can add some fun and energy into an otherwise dull winter outfit.

Ruffles and tulle don't typically come to mind when thinking of winter, but looking at the latest from Chanel, Dior and Stella McCartney, it's a style that can be considered for winter formals or elegant parties. One way to style this trend is layered under a sharp blazer, which creates a slyly bold winter look, suited for men and women alike. 

Denim jackets never really went out of style, but they are back this season in full force. Simply enough, denim on denim is the perfect casual street wear look. The blended mix of dark and light wash denim complements each other well and looks incredibly stylish. 

Last year, booties were the go-to shoe for fall fashion. However, this year, the platform boot is stomping out all other shoe competition, as they add an extra 'oomph' to any outfit, and can be styled in so many different ways. From party looks and streetwear to professional attire, platform boots are the shoes to throw on for extra outfit momentum this season.

This trend is one to tread carefully on. While velvet can be very chic, it can also be easily overdone. Still, in moderation, velvet can be cute and sophisticated. Keeping this trend simplistic is the best styling option this season, as there is sure to be an abundance of velvet jackets and suits that we can't wait to style!