Winter fashion is all about just two things: Looking great and staying warm.
As far as 2015 fashion trends go, there are a number of stylish must-have winter wardrobe items that fit the bill! Clothes that keep women comfortable and stylish, no matter how cold the temperatures are, were all over winter fashion runways, and many of the pieces would look great on any woman. Take a look at these five winter fashion trends for 2015 that you should include in your cold-weather wardrobe:
1. Long coats
Winter coats this year are extra long, hitting at or below the knees. Not only that, but many of the coats were patterned or colorful, which allows the women who wear them to make a fun statement. The great part about the long coat trend? They protect your whole body from the cold – not just your torso. If you’re looking for a long winter coat, consider finding one with a belt. Belts, even on bulky outerwear, can add definition and a nice visual break between your upper and lower body.
Capes are another trend in winter outerwear, and can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your winter wardrobe. Plus, they’re very versatile. Wear a cape coat with a dress or skirt for a semi-formal event, or throw one on over jeans and boots to hit the grocery store and pick up the kids. Capes look great in any color, but wearing one in a dark neutral will reduce its voluminous appearance and pair well with any outfit.
3. Big scarves
Blanket scarves, which are very large knit scarves that can be draped around the shoulders, are trending this winter. For a more wearable take on the style, look for slouchy knit scarves and infinity scarves that still make a statement, but aren’t quite so big. Go for bright colors and bold patterns to combat the dreary winter weather. Another great way to wear scarves this year: Try a colorful scarf tied around the shoulders.
4. Riding boots
Knee-high and over-the-knee boots are all over the winter runways, but boots don’t have to be super tall to be a classic fashion statement. Look for a pair of riding boots in any neutral hue that stop below the knees. Pick up a pair of real leather boots that will look great for years to come. Flat ankle boots, also known as Chelsea boots, are another winter boot trend. If you want to wear the shorter boot look, be sure to show them off with tights, leggings or slim pants.
5. Comfortable knits
Comfortable sweaters are the fashion trend every woman can get behind. Whether you like them oversized or fitted, cardigan or pull-over, cozy knits are a major trend this year. Sweaters are the perfect layering item, so it’s great to have a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Wear a pull-over sweater over a button-up shirt for a great winter office look, or go for a long tunic-style sweater over leggings on the weekends.