By Caitlin Burnett
Throughout the winter season, there have been a slew of winter fashion trends bubbling up everywhere. If you haven’t already, there are a few that you can (and should!) get in on that you can easily wear into the new year.
The F/W ‘21 runways gave us some seriously cool trends to choose from, so we’ve narrowed them down to the 4 most likely to sell out that are also totally wearable. Each of these allows you to style in your own way and incorporate into your existing wardrobe with ease—from the preppy sweater style you’ll wear all season to the texture taking over your Instagram feed. Here are the four winter trends you should start wearing immediately.
One of this season’s biggest trends is borrowed straight from the slopes—après ski-inspired styles are officially everywhere. Think just finished your last run, heading to the lodge for a spritz, ski chic vibes: sherpa-lined boots, printed chunky sweaters, puffers, and leggings. Thanks to designers like Chanel, Givenchy, and Miu Miu and their F/W ‘21 runway shows, ski chic is poised to be one of 2021’s biggest trends. Whether you’re planning to actually hit the slopes this winter or not, this festive trend feels equal parts retro and cozy. It also puts you in the holiday mood instantly so breaking this one out early just feels right.
Sweater trends ebb and flow, increasing and decreasing in popularity in cyclical fashion. One sweater trend that’s back in full force this year are quarter and half-zip styles. This preppy sweater falls into the collegiate category that’s been bubbling up for 2021, and happens to be one of the most wearable (and comfortable!) winter trends. With nearly every brand offering a chic and cozy option, getting in on this trend is a no-brainer. Pair yours with jeans, trousers, or leather for an effortless winter look.
Shearling textures and faux fur are everywhere this winter, adorning everything from hats to bags to coats to boots. The fuzzy textures provide an instant cozy vibe, and also keep warm and comfortable whatever the winter weather gods throw at you. From furry bucket hats to shearling-lined boots, adding a pop of this texture to your outfit has never been easier.
We can officially call 2021 the year of the quilt—puffed fabrics have shown up on virtually everything and we’re here for it. Not only does it provide a cool nod to streetwear, it also keeps you fully insulated for winter. From boots to coats to vests, quilted and padded pieces are the easiest way to marry style and function.