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It’s finally time to discuss winter fashion trends.It’s no secret that 2020 has been extremely out of this world, and like many others, I’ve spent more time in sweatpants and leggings than I ever thought (or liked) make. If you know something about me I always Dress yourself.
Putting on a full outfit is my comfort zone, and in my early 40s, that’s exactly what I did. I wore my elaborate spring and summer dresses just to work from home and sit on Zoom calls all day, but heyat least I looked good because the world felt like it was falling apart around me.
I did this for a while, even months, until one day I hit a wall. The enthusiasm I had for the style myself went out the window, and biker shorts and sweatshirts became my new best friends. I found myself rejecting my usual style because it reminded me too much of the way things used to be, and I didn’t feel like that person anymore. So many things around me were changing, and as I changed, the way I wanted to dress too.
It’s funny to think how much what we wear permeates our culture, and this year couldn’t be a better example. As the world has changed around us, the fashion industry is also changing. She had to adapt, and while some thought that the last few months would mark the death of fashion as we know it, I argue that the exact opposite has happened: fashion has had a new lease of life. .
Some thought that the last few months would mark the death of fashion as we know it, but fashion has taken on a new lease of life.
The biggest players in fashion have had to step it up, whether it’s through inclusive or sustainable practices, or simply by sparking a burst of creativity to get us excited about clothing again. With winter upon us, I, like the industry itself, am ready to embrace what’s new.
This season there’s a new guard of style stars setting trends and holding other players in the industry to higher standards and of course I wanted the inside scoop. For this I went directly to Telsha Anderson, owner and buyer of the New York concept store YOUR
The way Anderson approaches his store, which opened at the start of the pandemic, is with the aim of reflecting women of all sizes and colors. The current pandemic and blizzard of racial injustice has not stopped it; in fact, they inspired her to move forward. Intentionally focusing on the designers at POC, Anderson said when it comes to representation, she doesn’t if they’re not there.
When I picked her brain on key winter trends from 2020 to 2021, Anderson was confident and unapologetic in her statements.After chatting with her and putting my mind (and wardrobe) to the test, I combed my hair according to her advice and my enthusiasm for dressing was fully restored.
Below is a look at the Andersons Trend Predictions and how I made them work for my personal style.
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Ready or knitted
This one might seem obvious, but Anderson notes that it’s all about finding more unique sweaters to help you stand out. Knits are great for winter layering, says Anderson. This knit is my favorite because there is no going back to it. You can wear it with an overcoat while staying warm. If you prefer a one-piece look, she adds: Also, rib knit dresses, perfect for this season as well.
Usually I style my knits with jeans, so I decided to switch things up and take Andersons advice. I paired a short-sleeved knit over a dress and pair the pieces with a blazer and boots for the perfect layered look that stands out from the crowd. My biggest takeaway? Don’t be afraid to shop in the men’s sectionthis sleeveless knit was perfectly oversized to layered over my dress, and in my opinion all clothing is genderless.
Lovers of minimalists and neutrals, rejoice! Soft colors are definitely a fall trend. Browns in particular, says Anderson. When worn as a coat, it’s something you can wear that still makes its own statement in whatever you wear.
For this look, I decided to step out of my patterned comfort zone and go fully monochromatic with socks, pants, tops and bottoms. unbuttoned shirt, and just my black shoes for a bit of contrast. What I love so much about being inspired and advising others is that it challenges you to think outside the box, and it was a success! For this trend, think about Yeezy vibes, but make sure it’s not a problem.
Keep it cord-ial
In my opinion, Corduroy will never die, Anderson said, and I couldn’t agree more. Whether it’s a jacket or pants, it’s the perfect way to add a touch of texture while transitioning your wardrobe to cooler temperatures.
That said, don’t say goodbye to your favorite summer dress just yet. I threw away a corduroy jacket on one of my summer favorites and it was the perfect way to transition my parts and save parts in the process. To make it even more winter-friendly, I donned a printed mesh shirt underneath for extra warmth and (of course) my classic signature touch.
I love my basic denim, but Anderson is arguing to amplify the pattern this season, and she’s won me over. I love to fill the store with things that will wear easily from season to season. Printed denim is an indicator of this trend, Anderson says. Denim will continue to be huge.
Now, as a young convert to denim, my collection is slowly growing. While I didn’t have any printed denim on hand, I added that it involved daring through a printed sweater and a large denim jacket with sherpa details for contrast. This printed pair is definitely next on my list! This is a great reminder that following trends is not about spending a lot of money to recreate them exactly.it’s about using them as #inspo and making them work for you!
The It Bag
The statement bags are here so justify buying something unique and you won’t regret it. To promise! Shoulder bags like that one aren’t going anywhere, says Anderson. I wear mine on big coats.
Now I am a self-proclaimed bagwoman. If there’s room in my wardrobe, I’ll splurge, it’s on a nice, quality bag. I personally like a statement bag in the black or white color family, like my choice above and this similar piece of yin yang by Paloma Wool. It’s the perfect bold touch that’s still versatile enough to go with many outfits, well worth the effort in the long run!