As much as I love New Orleans, this heat does nothing for my fashion sensibility. I’m a winter baby that was raised in New England cold and therefore, my fashion mantra has always been, “the more the better.” I’ve been counting down the days and now that temperatures are flirting with the 60’s and 50’s, we can start to utilize this Fall/Winter 2015-2016 fashion trends to their full potential. Lyons Den shares some of Fashion Week’s best fall and winter trends for any Lyon to stay warm this winter.
Probably my most used fashion trend this season, neckerchiefs, are a fun step away from the knitted scarf. Silk is a natural fiber, which is why its great to wear in both cool and warm weather. Its low conductivity keeps warm temperatures closer to the skin. Not only is it warm, but the range of pattern and colors for silk scarves allows you to bring a bold statement to any outfit.
2. Velvet, Velvet, Velvet
Velvet is a classic that will never go out of style. This season is all about floor length velvet and plunging necklines. You can never go wrong with black velvet, but this fall/winter is more about unconventional colors, like mustard yellows, forest greens, and merlots.
Another one of my favorites this season is pattern mixing. I like to call it “power clashing” in my own personal closet. Designers from Michael Kors to Chloe, and even the NYFW street style sported mixed patterns and folk patchwork.
4. A Twist on Classic Fur
Fur is another holiday classic for obvious reasons being that it is warm and also looks amazing while keeping us cozy. The runways at Fashion Week were painted with Fur Stoles and off-colored fur embellishments on jackets and sleeves, and even neckties. Dark forest green fur coats were among my favorites spotted in the street style of NYFW.
5. Statement Jewelry
Everyone loves a good statement piece. Whether it’s a ring or a giant statement cuff, a bold accessory can make or break any outfit. Porter Lyons just launched their “Deco Bohemia” collection this past October in time for some bold winter statements. From Large chevron designs to beautifully intricate line work, these statement pieces will be sure to light up any outfit.
This trend is great for winter outings. A statement jacket can bring an entire outfit together with the snap of your fingers just by putting it on.
When I was in London last month, all I saw from street style was long A-line jackets and military buttons. This style is great for staying warm and fashionable.
7. Wrapped Silhouettes
From long evening gowns from Reformation, to wrap around Lapel jackets, this style sensation is wrapped around our fingertips this fall. This is great styled alone or with layers.
8. Suede For Days
Suede is another great fabric for staying fashionably warm. It’s a heavy material that traps heat, while also being versatile in the way it can be styled. Luckily for suede, fringe and ponchos are also trends bracing runways this season. Kill two birds with one stone by combining all three trends into a great statement piece like Porter Lyons did in their Deco Bohemia look book.
This combines my love for layering and my love for all fabrics gauze, lace, and see-through. Perhaps not the warmest of trends, but definitely one of the most versatile. I love pairing long laced shirts with pants underneath, or adding a long sleeve gauze shirt underneath another transparent crop top to give a more abstracted layered look.
10. Jump into Jumpsuits
I love dresses and jumpsuits solely because it’s the laziest way to look like you’ve put a lot of effort into your outfit. All you have to do is put one on, and let your jacket and accessories do the rest. It’s comfortable and easy. This season, try something different and get a velvet jumpsuit or style it with any other one of these fall trends to put your style over the top.
Don’t let the cold get you down. Combine any of these trends and hit the town. Tis’ the season to layer on layers, so take full advantage while the weather permits. Check out Porter Lyons’ Polyvore Page for more winter fashion ideas on how to combine trends for the full fall/winter effect!
Love n’ Lyons,