Over the knee boots
Fashionistas everywhere will be sporting over the knee boots this winter. Erase the image of the cheesy thigh-highs Julia Roberts sported in Pretty Woman, because this boot trend is not leaving anytime soon. Pair them with coats, jeans, leggings, tights, skirts, dresses, rompers, sweaters, and almost anything!
The runways of New York, Milan and Paris were all filled with leather for the fall. But leave your common misconception at the door. Designers used leather to make wearable, soft, feminine clothing for 2010, a must-have for any trendsetter.
Goodbye Leggings! Opaque tights are the hottest item this winter, mainly because of its versatility. Colored tights, patterned tights, glittered tights and more all graced the runways this year. They enable summer dresses to be transformed into winter-wear, which admittedly we are all grateful for.
The military trend still persists, but this season, it's become more tailored and 'British', rather than goth and dark. Military jackets have a sharp, almost masculine look which contrasts so well with floaty and feminine pieces to match. A soon to be wardrobe staple for any fashionista.
Animal prints, tribal prints, feathers and fur were all major staples for designers this winter. They took forms of hair accessories, gloves, scarves, bags, shoes and of course, clothing. I love the excitement of patterns, the 'global' feel and the uniqueness an exotic element brings to one's clothing.
The boyfriend blazer trend of 2007 is back with a vengeance, but with more femininity. The cut is more streamline, tailored and the lengths are shorter. The blazers have gotten bolder moving away from gray and black to brighter colors, textures and patterns. Those who assumed blazers were out, eat your words!
Extravagant embellishments such as lace, brocade, sequins, velvet and others were rampant on the runways for winter. These luxe details made darker colors and muted designs sparkle. Velvet ribbons, glitter sequins, lace detailing were seen on blouses, pants, shoes, bags, scarves, hoods, jackets and more.