The Winter Trends You Should be Wearing (if you’re not already)

December 28, 2009

As the weather has shown us over the past couple of weeks, winter is not going anywhere any time soon. Downside? Cold, snowy conditions and travel plans made into nightmares. Upside? There is still plenty of time to get in on the best winter trends of this season and have plenty of time to wear them!

WIT & Whimsy editors pulled their favorite trends and specific designs within each trend category to help you get started where you may not have already done so yourself! And if you act quickly, you can grab some pretty stellar sale prices from many stores and online retailers.

Now get to it snow bunnies!

Lace Tights:

Let’s be honest. If you haven’t taken notice of all the legs of women rocking crazy fabulous tights and leggings this Fall and Winter, you’re not getting out enough! Read more about the trend overall and find some of the most fun options here. For the look we’re loving right now, it’s all about lacy, floral tights. Our favs are showcased here:

TopShop Regal Net Tights, $16

Givenchy August Floral Lace Tights from Bare Necessities, $16

LnA Lace Thigh High Leggings, $110

Sequins / Shimmer:

We previously posted on some of our favorite pieces to be sporting when glamming up your outfits this season with sequins galore and tons of shiny and shimmery pieces that are as eye-catching as they are fun. There are so many we love so we thought we’d share our latest editor obsessions seen here:

Cynthia Steffe Georgina Sequin Skirt, $195

Find way more a-mazing minis in a previous post found here including a Haute Hippie sequin one to die for!)

BB Dakota Sequin Jacket, $84

This jacket screams Rachel Zoe and we think it’s perfect for throwing on over a simple top to take an outfit from day to night in an instant. Plus this fun one from BB Dakota retails at for a reasonable $84.

Lauren Merkin Eve Clutch in Cream Gold Urchin Linen, $90 (sale)

We have the Lauren Merkin Eve clutch as seen here and still L-O-V-E it! You need one of these oh-so-darling clutches in your wardrobe STAT.

Over the knee boots:

If you’re like us, you feel as though one can never have enough stock in your closet when it comes to shoes. That’s why we have trouble packing to go anywhere because there are so many options!! This season, given all the wintery weather, we’ve been relying on our boots to get us through on a daily basis. Since each style can vary so much, we figure there is always room for one more, right? We don’t have a over-the-knee style yet, but see it in our future (and by future we mean, asap)!

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Jilliee boots, $130-$160

These are classy and scream sophistication. You’ll have these boots forever (or until you wear them out because you love them that much!) and are great for pairing with skirts and dresses along with tucking your jeans into them for a more casual look.

Steven by Steve Madden Iden boot, $159

We have a similar Steven by Steve Madden boot and can attest to the fact that you will ADORE these boots and want to wear them all the time as they are just so comfortable. The Iden style adds about two inches onto the height which we think could really amp up some outfits.

Corso Como Milan boots, $209-$259

These boots are so simple, yet chic that we see miles after miles being walked in and traipsed across in for travels and even just commutes. The color is comfortable and relaxed and make this boot perfect for everyday wear or just your weekend go-to pair of boots.

Studded bracelets:

A few years ago, when studs were popping up everywhere, we developed a complete aversion to them. Now they’re back, and thankfully this time with more subtly, and we’re loving them as a part of arm candy. Check out these gorgeous bracelets all embellished with studs and really reasonable prices.

CCSkye Izzie Plate Bracelet, $140

Linea Pelle Domes Stud Bracelets, 2 for $45

House of Harlow 1960 Gladiator Cuff, $55

Photos courtesy of Piperlime, Revolve Clothing, Lauren Merkin, ShopStyle, Linea Pelle, CCSkye, TopShop, Bare Necessities and Nordstrom

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  1. Leia says:

    I love lace tights but it has been too cold to wear them! Maybe I’ll layer them over an opaque pair…?

    • mdono615 says:

      that’s a genius idea! when i’m in NYC for Fashion Week next month I’m going to need to be more winter-weather ready and i think this idea will be a part of it! love it, leia!!

  2. amanda lee says:

    I’m with Leia – I love the look of opaque tights under lace/textured tights!

  3. Astrid says:

    Love the fashion coverage!

  4. Catie says:

    I totally agree on the patterned tights and sequins. I love Sequins in the winter b/c their sparkle reminds me of snow. It’s also a trend that inspires confidence in people. It’s hard not to notice the girl wearing sequins.

  5. Eyeliah says:

    I’m really craving the otk boots, I keep photoing gals for my site! lol

  6. Jen says:

    Totally agree with all of these! Esp love the lace tights this year. But don’t forget scarves – those are necessary for EVERY season!

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