My approach to winter dressing is always to tread lightly when it comes to trends. The goal when buying anything new is to avoid looking overly trendy and instead find ways to weave new must-haves into my rotation of favorites. The resulting outfits are intuitively comfortable because, for the most part, I have worn them before. But the addition of my fresh purchases makes it seem as though I’ve hired a professional stylist to help me put a personal twist on the It looks of the moment.
This winter, the first trend that I leaned into was cherry red, which I’ve begun to incorporate into my outfits by way of accessories. Jeans and a tee are transformed when you add a red pair of heels or sunglasses. Designers such as The Row, Ferragamo, and Stella McCartney have cosigned on the trend, where on the runway, they mixed in red accessories with head-to-toe cherry looks. It’s up to you how maraschino you want to be.
While there are subtler trends, like the continuation of quiet luxury and casually cool cargo pants, there’s also an opportunity to stand out in all black. Cutouts, sequins, and sheer details help add an alluring twist to black staples. To me, it’s the ideal party look—a little mysterious, a bit understated, but still stylish.
Read on for more shopping ideas to help you tackle the top trends of winter, no stylist necessary.