Happy 2018!! So far the new year has included one polar vortex, an empowering awards show, and a mediocre new season of the Bachelor. While you are assessing your resolutions and deciding whether you are going to be a gym person or hygge person this winter, January is a great time to avoid air that makes your face hurt and spend a weekend refreshing your wardrobe.
Here are the four things you should add to your closet for Winter 2018:
In Fall 2015, we saw corduroy get reintroduced by that A-line, button up mini skirt EVERYONE had. The retro fabric was given modern silhouette and shoppers embraced corduroy during the 70s trend craze. In 2016, season 1 of Netflix’s Stranger Things featured four different characters in corduroy jackets-- Nancy, Jonathan, Lucas, and Joyce. Fans of the series and non-neon 80s fashion were quick to shop for pieces they could use outside of their Halloween costumes. Today, this retro favorite seen on everything from baker boy hats to sneakers and is perfect for adding subtle texture to any outfit.
Here are some cool pieces to shop now:
Levi's // Opening Ceremony // J Brand // Urban Renewal
Pendleton Glacier Lake Stripe
The Pendleton Glacier stripe is a classic american motif that is getting some serious love this winter and it is easy to see why. Throughout 2017, streetwear lovers ( or “hypebeasts”) have been recycling early-90s sportswear brands like Polo Sport, Tommy Hilfiger, and Starter Jackets because of their bold primary color blocking and graphic prints. The glacier stripe is the vintage, feminine version of the hypebeasts' pick, and a well placed blanket looks downright adorable in front of a winter fireplace. The colored stripes of the Pendleton pattern stand out against the stark white background and can be used on everything from home decor, winter accessories, apparel, and bags.
Teddy Bear Coat
As more and more designers declare themselves “fur free,” they are shifting towards other materials that are obviously cruelty free but still very cozy-looking The teddy bear coat has been favored by celebrities and influencers this winter and designers are offering them in a variety of neutral shades. A full shearling coat is the clear evolution of the lined corduroy and denim jackets that have been popular for the last couple of years-- my leather jacket from Maje came with a detachable shearling collar. The large loops in the fabric add a great amount of texture and dimension to any winter outfit and photograph really nicely (so you can totally wear it to the wedding your cousin decided to have in February)
Here are some coats to buy now:
ASOS // Free People // Cupcakes and Cashmere // Topshop
Hiking Boots (bonus points for red laces)
Whether your winter getaway involves a week in the Adirondacks or a just a late night trek to the 24 hour bodega, a pair of hiking boots will help you through it. Even though we had an unusually warm fall this year (the earth is dying!!), winter is expected to be frigid. A pair of durable leather boots with a substantial tread are necessary in order to get through any type of winter weather. Bloggers are drawn to boots with a chestnut color and bright red laces which add an element of style to this practical footwear-- it stands out against black leggings and puffer coat. I suggest investing in a pair of boots from a brand known for their quality because cold ankles and wet toes are never in style.
Here are my top picks:
L.L.Bean // Danner // The Frye Company // J.Crew