Runway to Sidewalk: 5 Trends to Try this Winter

The winter chill has officially arrived but don’t let the weather get in the way of a stylish season. Five winter trends will keep your wardrobe hot, regardless of what the weatherman says about the temps.

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Rawr in animal print



Be fierce and bring some leopard print into your wardrobe. Whether it’s a leopard-print coat as seen from Bottega Veneta and Givenchy runways or dresses inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana and House of Holland catwalk, this trend will spice up your winter style in all the right ways. Throw on a leopard-print coat over a black jumpsuit or pair a leopard-print dress with black tights and boots. For those looking to keep it minimal, sporting a leopard-print skirt or scarf is just as fab.

Standout with dark lips

Marc Jacobs dark lips

Dark lips from the Marc Jacobs Beauty Collection. image:

Take a break from light shades and opt for burgundy, plum or purple instead. Dark lip colors swept the runways thanks to designers like Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior who sometimes made it difficult to decide where to look first—the model’s clothes or makeup? From MAC’s Plum Lipstick to Maybelline New York’s Blissful Berry, these dark colors can be found anywhere you shop for cosmetics.

Stay warm with a pattern



Sometimes all winter calls for is a standout coat—and a tartan pattern does just that. Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana and Isabel Marant were some brands to incorporate the beloved Scottish pattern, which has popped up on runways throughout the years. And you can find these coats in several different styles, including loose-fitted or belted to accentuate the waist.

Layer those clothes

Jill Stuart


BCBG, Tommy Hilfiger and Jill Stuart were some of the designers that brought summer and winter trends together by mixing short and long sleeves. Pair an elbow sleeve chunky sweater with a thin long-sleeve shirt or whip out a short-sleeve top and wear it over a long-sleeve dress shirt. Or copy this Jill Stuart look above by wearing your favorite turtleneck under a sleeveless dress.

Flaunt funky sleeves



Out with the ordinary and in with balloon sleeves. Chanel, Lemaire and Kenzo were some of the labels inspired by this special look. These unique sleeves aren’t only comfortable; they also add an edge to any outfit.

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