It is sweater weather and we love the colours this season with rich oranges, greens and cranberry shades to keep you looking great with cozy styles. For comfy weekend looks try a big chunky sweater over jeans or a fluid midi skirt. Think colours, fringe, and asymmetrical silhouettes to stand out in the cold. Thick knits or supple turtlenecks are what to look for and add to your wardrobe for those chilly mornings and effortless layering for creative, standout looks. And it doesn’t get complicated when the temperature dips lower with super statement sweaters for outdoor hiking and fireside chats.   The thing about sweaters is if you love them, you can always find affordable options.

For men, we look to street wear but with a twist, more bling, more heritage, a little loud with reflecting stripes, prints and baggy pants. Departmental jackets, think firemen and construction workers, are emerging as a trend for outerwear. Then for tailoring, think Richard Gere in American Gigolo and 1980s Wall Street traders for menswear tailoring.

Fanny packs are back, stronger than ever for women and men of all ages. Glitz it up with sequins or get down and functional in bright colours for fannies everywhere. Layering and checks just don’t stop this winter and that means bring in a touch of new to add to your existing workhorse pieces in your wardrobe. You decide what works, what brightens up your mood and what has you standing out in a crowd. Always functional, we know that for sure. That’s a trend we love because we never know what the weather might do. Global warming is another trend to watch for sure when considering your fashion choices.

Home Décor trends to Woodsy and Woollen

Just like fashion trends, what to watch and consider in Home Décor trends for Winter include layering up chunky knits, think throws and pillows, lots of woodsy fragrant candles, and combine accessories in this season’s colour ranges for your updates in home décor. Colours include plum, russet (burnt orange), gold, silver and deep blues and purples.   Reflecting nature at nighttime is a key trend with warm tones in whispy lilacs and natural greys to create a cozy atmosphere in your special rooms. Navy blue can be a foundation to a palate of nature’s reflections including wooden bowls, printed pillows, and woodland animals etched on china or key motifs on mantles and side tables. Dried flower arrangements are back and play a role in bringing a touch of nature indoors. Another trend are Nordic colours of lavender, sage, blush and canvas white brought to life in leather, earthenware and bleached wood. These ideas develop into a new trend ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. Sitting areas also benefit with Moroccan textiles and Scandinavian home styling. Whatever you choose to influence your home styles begin with key colour ranges in accessories and natural touches to reflect your style, your way.