According to Influencers, These Are the 6 Winter Trends That Truly Matter

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Dark mornings and colder temperatures: it's what we all know is in store by the time November rolls around. But one thing that isn’t talked about enough is the trends that begin to land when winter kicks into gear.

Just like every other season, winter sees an influx of new looks to try—and they’re not all necessarily puffer coats and woollen scarves (though such essential items shouldn’t be overlooked). Winter trends can be just as playful as that of their summer counterparts, and I have the proof.

My job is to keep up-to-speed on all-things fashion, and that includes what influencers are wearing. And whilst dutifully carrying out my latest Instagram scroll, I noticed countless influencers wearing winter trends to very cool avail.

It turns out this year’s colour palette isn’t so black and white—in fact, there’s a bold coat trend that’ll make all your outfits stand out. Then there’s the key new update to look for in any new boots you invest in. And, as for party season, those in the know have found the accessory to see you through everything, from low-key drinks to karaoke sessions at 2 a.m. What are you waiting for? Scroll on to see six examples of influencers wearing winter trends that are just so darn good.

1. OMBRÉ KNITWEAR

Style Notes: Out of all the knitwear trends this season, influencers seem most excited about ombrè weaves. And so are we. Invest in a dress and wear with chunky boots (more on those to come) or a sweater version that’ll pep up your jeans.

Shop the trend:

Mango Striped Knit Sweater (£50)

Warehouse Ombre Puff Shoulder Midi Dress (£64)

Isabel Marant Étoile Dana Green Mohair-Blend Ombré Cardigan (£460)

2. ZIP-FRONT BOOTS

Style Notes: If there’s one thing you should invest in this season, above all else, it’s a chunky pair of flat boots. I know, I know, we’ve already been telling you this for months on end, but, if you’re yet to buy into it, or fancy upgrading your footwear collection, look for styles with zip-fronts, as made popular by The Row. Psst, theDune pair—they also come in black.

Shop the trend:

The Row Black Leather Boots (£1290)

Dune Path Leather Chunky Ankle Boots (£155)

The Row Red Leather Boots (£1125)

3. BOLD TEDDY COATS

Style Notes: There are coats, and then there are coats that are meant to be seen. Influencers have been wearing teddy-texture coats in traffic-stopping colours and prints for weeks already. Now, it’s time for you to embrace your bold side.

Shop the trend:

COS Wool Teddy Coat (£225)

Jakke Rita Astrid Printed Faux Fur Coat (£260)

Bottega Veneta Triangle-Stitched Belted Shearling Coat (£6165)

4. GAPE-FRONT TOPS

Style Notes: IMO—and just about everyone else’s—you can never go wrong with jeans and a nice top. This year’s preferred top iteration? Those with button or tie-fastenings that don’t close properly. Yes, the struggle I’ve been facing since my teens thanks to my bigger bust is now a trend. And I’m here for it.

Shop the trend:

A. Roege Hove Short Sleeve Cardigan (£475)

Rouje Maurine Sweater (£150)

Jacquemus Alzou Cardigan (£225)

5. SQUIGGLE PRINTS

Style Notes: Reformation calls this trend "linguini print", and, honestly, I think that’s all I have to say about the matter—anything that marries pasta and fashion together is okay in my book. These retro, fluid waves are fast-becoming the influencer’s motif of choice.

Shop the trend:

Reformation Bea Skirt Es (£130)

Réalisation Par The Rainy Dress (£205)

Paloma Wool Fuji Lava Print Top (£120)

6. SPARKLY BAGS

Style Notes: I like my wardrobe basics, but even I find the recent dose of sparkly arm-candy hitting the fashion scene hard to resist. I’ll make like Claire and wear mine with pared-back tailoring and simple separates to give it a polished feel, but, for those of you who prefer your looks on the vivid side, I can’t wait to see what you do with yours.

Shop the trend:

Prada Re-Edition 2000 Embellished Satin Shoulder Bag (£1300)

Zara Shiny Shoulder Bag (£50)

Cult Gaia Hera Mini Crystal Shoulder Bag (£374)

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