Micro-trends make the world go around. Just kidding, but they are really fun and add a certain je ne sais quoi to one's wardrobe. As the seasons change, there's a short-lived fashion cycle of certain clothing and accessory trends that have a sudden boom in popularity which last at least 1-2 years. Thanks to the invention of fast fashion, in most cases, these seasonal items are loved by the masses just to be thrown to the back of our closets within the next few months.
When it comes to shopping, I do prefer items I can wear for years but I also love to mix and match fast fashion apparel for a bit of versatility and fun. From chunky loafers to puffer coats, these are the risk-taking winter items I'm currently obsessed with. And from style influencers and OOTD fashion experts, here's how to wear these trending items before they're a thing of the past.
One of my favorite styles of 2021, the cut-out trend continues to stay strong through the winter season. Transitioning into knits, I love the elevated appeal when it comes to cold-weather outfits. Pair with leather pants and calf boots for a cozy, edgy, and sexy look.
The lace-up bootie is making its way back onto our radar especially when it comes to achieving an ultra-chic sporty look. With the revival of Y2K fashion, I'm loving the modern designs that 2021 has to offer this throwback style. Pair with neutral basics for an elevated athleisure courtside look.
Taking a trip to 90's greatest fashion hits, loafers are seeing a major resurgence this season. Take it up a notch with a chunky platform sole paired with your favorite stockings or white socks for a "cool girl" approach. To keep it subtle, wear a chunky loafer with straight-leg denim and a button-down top.
Every season sherpa makes its rounds with the cold weather looks we love. However, this year, it's the accessories made entirely of the soft fluffy fabric for me. From handbags to totes, there's a faux fur overload this season and I'm searching for all the non-traditional ways of wearing it. For warmer climates, sherpa accessories are a subtle pop of winter.
This year, the micro-trend to invest in during this fall to winter transitional outfit season is puffer vests. From long-lined to cropped lengths, the flyest vests come in a variety of styles and materials with a range of pricing that fits anyone's budget. Best worn layered over a long sleeve knit top while dressed up or down, versatility is my favorite aspect of this winter necessity.
6.Leather Bomber Jackets
Bomber jackets come in a variety of styles but this year I'm loving the leather and wool combination. Also known as varsity jackets, these are a great addition to a super cool and chic casual look. Pair with denim or sweats for an effortless on-the-go look.
For the person whose fashion sense knows no bounds, statement scarves are the quintessential winter accessory. Specifically, puffer scarves are my personal favorite. I love the drama of a super chic addition to a cold-weather outfit. Wear layered over a puffer coat and chunky leather boots for an effortlessly sleek ensemble.
One of the worst feelings is ripping a pair of tights when you need them the most. Luckily, distressed nylon is having a major moment. In case you missed Gucci's $200 pair of ripped tights released this time last year, this is the perfect opportunity for an inexpensive DIY project.
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