Warming up your winter wardrobe
No matter what trend style you prefer, you can’t escape the whirlwinds of bold colour brightening up the blistery streets this winter.
Winter is accessories’ time to shine. In no other season is it more important to get it right when it comes to accessories.
So layer up and get daring. You have so much to choose from: scarves, gloves, boots, tights, ... the list goes on.
Here are some 2012 winter trends to look out for in the shops and keep your cosy.
Ladylike leather wrist gloves are warming the pinkies this winter in colours such as pale pinks, reds, black and nude. For the more casual look, Kiwiana merino arm warmers are extremely popular in our crafty stores. Most are printed with Kiwi
Glorious stockings give us the ability to hide our almost transparent winter-white legs, keep us warm, make our chicken legs look wider or hold our chunky bits taut. Opaque stockings come in a multitude of colours, patterns and prints – floral, stripes, polka dots and bird prints can all jazz up our legs. Don’t be scared to mix and match other patterned garments with them – for example, floral dresses with stripes or polka dot tights.
Scarves are an essential accessory for winter warmth and comfort. They’re my favourite accessory – they can transform your entire outfit, breathing life into a plain Jane jacket or jersey.
A new trend that you may not have heard of is "snoods", which is a weird name for a circular scarf. There are heaps around in knitted cotton or wool, and they can also be found in faux fur. Luxurious faux fur is a huge trend for winter, and it looks so glamorous when wrapped around the neck. Brighter colours make a statement this winter, or opt for pastel or nude hues for a more elegant look, depending on the outfit. No matter what you are wearing, there is a scarf out there to complete any winter wardrobe.
Be daring this winter; try bright statement pieces, items that create a stir.