Smart, budget-savvy women always start with some classic wardrobe staples in neutral colors and flattering silhouettes. Of course, you can’t go wrong with winter staples like great boots and classic sweaters, but it’s also nice to choose a few key pieces that go with the trends for each given season. For Winter 2019-2020, contrasting looks are all the rage, ranging from luxurious French styles to punk and dominatrix designs. We’ll take a peek at a few types of pieces that are both trending this season that would coordinate with the classic pieces you already have hanging around.
Refined, Tailored Pieces
While on one hand, oversized androgynous pieces are in vogue, precision was also seen on runways this fall with plenty of tailored pieces turning heads: from pleated trousers to blazers and trench coats. One piece making waves this season is the tuxedo. Another surprising development is the combination of pants with a skirt or dress. You can start with a pair of straight-leg pants you already have on hand and look for a flowing or pleated skirt in the same color family. With this trending look, you’ll create a look of intrigue that pairs nicely with your choice of comfortable sneakers for the weekend or feminine heels for a holiday gala.
When it comes to fabrics, look for tweed blazers. For patterns, checks continue to be seen in various pieces, and ever-classy houndstooth is making a comeback.
A Hint of Rebellion
From retro 1980s to punk and even dominatrix-inspired pieces, the rebel look is definitely in style this year. Think shoulder pads, glitter, leather, and more. Bold color blocking includes a penchant for neon turtleneck sweaters to attention-getting style. From black leather to lace, lingerie-inspired looks stand in stark contrast to the trending androgynous designs; the two can be combined for an attention-getting ensemble that speaks volumes about the versatility of the modern woman.
Classy, Luxurious Options
If neon, lingerie, and re-imagined tuxedos aren’t at all your style, don’t worry: you can still turn heads with pieces that are both trendy and comfortable this season. The cape is being paired with both everything from evening dresses to casual pants, and faux fur and sheepskin are peeking out from all kinds of angles.
If you’d prefer a less angular silhouette than a blazer would afford, opt for tops and dresses with balloon-like sleeves or a comfy, over-sized quilted jacket instead. Voluminous tulle skirts and dresses are also making appearances this season.
When it comes to color palette for this fall and winter, dark tones definitely make up the majority of the runway favorites, but don’t let that keep you from wearing metallic, pastel, or neon shades. Use varying shades of the same general color family for a sleek, streamlined style.
And don’t forget about accessories — possibly the most cost-effective way to update your wardrobe for this season’s trends.
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Images are from the Penny Pincher Boutique Instagram page and may represent items which were previously available but have been already sold.
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