Canadian winters are tough, and the weather doesn’t make it easy to stay comfortable and look good at the same time. Updating your winter wardrobe doesn’t have to be expensive, though. You can find many of these affordable fashion trends online and used, so you can go deal-hunting without having to give up days to find that perfect outfit.
1. Back to the 2000s
Time to dive into the back of your closet because the aughts are back in style. The trend is led largely by Millennials, who now have the disposable income to spend on the iconic brands of their childhoods and teen years. Now’s the time to revive your low waistlines and ripped denim.
If you want to both save and relive the early days of the new millennium, check out used clothing online in Canada, for vintage styles at low prices.
2. Maxi Coats
Bigger is better when the snow starts falling, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look good as you battle the elements. Full-length coats coming back in style is a true blessing. Cold winter winds have a way of getting up under shorter coats, and the fuller length of a maxi coat will keep you warm.
There are two sub-trends if you want to spend a bit more on a trendy winter coat. According to Vogue, faux fur has been making it into the collections of high-end designers. It’s great news for animal lovers who still love the feel of being enveloped in voluminous fur.
Tent coats are a quirky take on the trench coat. They’re lightweight jackets that can turn into a tent if you have the base and pole. They may not exactly be necessary on your winter commute, but they’ll certainly start a conversation.
3. Rib Knit
Rib knit is a soft fabric with raised stripes within the fabric, or ribs. Rib knit is a popular fabric for essentials, and it’s great for tees, dresses, and monochrome tops. It’s also a fabric that’s resistant to wrinkles, and it can be made from cotton, wool, linen, and synthetic fabrics. Add some texture and stretchiness to your bases.
Leather has been storming the runways this year with some cutting-edge cut-outs and designs. Cut-outs don’t exactly make practical winter fashion, but it’s not hard to incorporate some leather into an edgy winter look.
Heavy leather jackets are in style, as are mini and maxi leather skirts. It’s also a style that pairs with just about anything.
5. Preppy Looks
Prep is another runway look that you can incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. Preppy suit vests, plaid skirts, blazers, ties, and white shirts are taking over from streetwear. When it comes to footwear, sporty sneakers may be more appropriate for the cold than flats, both of which fit the preppy look and are back in fashion. You can find a lot of these online or in vintage stores.
This winter, get stylish looks by shopping second-hand and vintage. You can look good, stay warm, and do it all on a budget.
Keep being AllDayChic!