Winter 2019/20 Fashion Trends

 Winter 2019/20 Fashion Trends

Winter provides the perfect excuse to throw on jeans and a sweater every day from December through to March. That said, some days call for more than just denim. We constantly need the inspiration of  the street style crowd to pull ourselves out of style ruts.

It’s time to brush up on winter’s biggest trends by looking at what your favorite street style stars are wearing. We’ve narrowed down the street style trends to six digestible looks below. Give them a try, and say adios to the jean/sweater outfit (at least for six out of the seven days of the week).


Furry, Fuzzy Outerwear

Parkas and puffers are great for winter, but when you really want to feel like a million bucks, nothing beats a plush faux fur coat. And you’re never too late to hop on this trend. This season’s offerings are better than ever, with brands debuting furry coats in vibrant colors like pink and cobalt. If colorful fur isn’t your cup of tea, you can easily find a brown or black outerwear alternative. The coats are so cozy, you may even find yourself draped in one while you wait for the heat to be turned on.


Everything Fleece

It feels like all of our favorite brands are offering a fleece-something for the wintery season. Options include mixed prints and color-block designs in pullover styles or the more classic zip-ups we’ve all come to know and love. Fleece is comfortable, soft, warm—basically everything your body craves when the temperature drops. Give your denim and leather jackets a break for a cozier fleece pick, below.


Two-Tone Dresses

Can’t decide what color you want the garment to come in? The two-tone look solves that problem. Instead of having to stick with one color, you have the option to wear a half-and-half look for winter 2019. Though the color-block design is most prevalent in dresses, you can find two-toned tops as well by many brands. This small mash up of hues won’t dramatically alter your look, but it will add a little intrigue—and earn you brownie points for style.


Winter Suiting

The appeal of matching separates lies in the fact that you don’t have to overthink what to wear in the mornings—one decision and you’re ready to head out the door. It’s no surprise, then, that pantsuits have become a staple in a fashion girl’s closet, as evidenced by these street style shots. Whether you choose a check set or a plain colored pantsuit, you’ll feel like an instant boss woman in the ensemble.



Refresh your look for fall

Refresh your look for fall

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Animal print is in this fall.
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Even if you’re not heading back to school this fall, autumn is a great time to reinvent yourself, and refresh your look for fall.

Chilly temperatures bring opportunities to add more layers of clothing to your look, meaning that while you might physically need to wear more clothing, you’ll also have a chance to switch up your aesthetic.

Sourced from fashion experts and celebrity stylists, here are 15 ways to freshen up your look this fall.

Figure out a fall shopping budget before anything else.

Figure out a fall shopping budget before anything else.
Be realistic.
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There’s no hard and fast rule for how much you should spend on clothing. But you should probably figure out your upper limits before you start shopping.

The experts say it’s a good rule of thumb to spend 5% of your total monthly earnings on your clothes. So just multiply your monthly income by .05, and that’s your monthly clothing budget.

Kondo your closet.

Kondo your closet.
Don’t keep things you don’t genuinely want.
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Sell or donate any clothes that don’t give you joy. This will make adding new items to your wardrobe so much easier.

Take stock of your remaining wardrobe.

Take stock of your remaining wardrobe.
Make a spreadsheet.
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Before you buy anything new, take a good look at everything you already own.

Making a spreadsheet of all your clothes can help you figure out where your sartorial strengths and weaknesses lie.

Make sure you can access the spreadsheet on your phone while you’re out shopping later on so that you don’t accidentally double up on an item you already own.

Replace your staples if they look out of date.

Replace your staples if they look out of date.
Stock up on white tees.
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“I think everybody needs a good going-out dress that can go from day to night, a perfect pair of jeans, a sweater that you feel amazing in and a motorcycle jacket,” she said. “A going-out dress is great for either running out and wearing it with sneakers on the weekend or wearing it to a meeting or dinner.”

Add in a “perfect white tee,” Welch said, and you’re good to go. You might also want to add a few more pieces of outerwear or work clothes depending on your needs.

Make a mood board on Pinterest or by cutting and pasting from magazines to get a sense of your personal taste.

Make a mood board on Pinterest or by cutting and pasting from magazines to get a sense of your personal taste.
Make a board of inspiration.
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Now that you know what you’re in the market for, you need to figure out exactly what aesthetic you’re going for this fall.

Before you make any purchases, create either a virtual or real-life collage of influences. Pull from photos of fashion bloggers, models, advertisements, fashion editorials, or whatever else inspires you.

As you keep cutting, pasting, and pinning, you’ll probably see some themes emerge. Keep these looks in mind as you get ready to make purchases.

Determine which items are worth spending extra money on.

Determine which items are worth spending extra money on.
Splurge on denim.
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It’s usually a good rule of thumb to drop extra cash on basic items that you’ll wear again and again.

Neutral-colored sweaters, black or brown boots, denim, and work-friendly shoes will be worn over and over, so they’re worth dropping extra cash on.

Holiday Fashion On A Budget

DRESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON A BUDGET

How to Dress for the Holidays on a Budget -holographic trend, metallic trend // Notjessfashion.com

There are two types of people in the world – those who are properly prepared to take on the whirlwind of the holiday season and those who wait until the very last minute. Any given year, we could be either of these depending on my level of busy-ness. However, this 2018 holiday season, We at least want to be prepared by planning our outfits in advance. Given that it is the season of giving, we often spend a ton of money on loved ones, so budgeting really comes into play.  I’ll kick off this series with my tips on how to dress for the holidays on a budget without sacrificing style. 

Metallic Dress with Fluted Sleeves and Ruffles // Notjessfashion.com

Glam Holiday

For those who like to spend their holidays on the elegant side, go for a dress that fits the occasion. With a little bit of searching, it’s possible to find elegant, head turning dresses for less than $120.Velvetsatin, or sequin dresses always infuse a bit more festivity into your look, but if you want to opt for another LBD, go for one with unique details such as an asymmetrical hemline, lace, puff sleeves, etc.  Sometimes, you can even make an old dress look new by adding blingy accessories like statement earrings or metallic heels.

All Black Holiday Outfit with Metallic Boots // Notjessfashion.com

Casual Holiday

If your family or friends prefer to have more casual holiday get togethers, there are an abundance of outfit options. You can stick with the classics like a cute blouse with your favorite jeans or wear something cozy such as a sweater dress or turtleneck. It isn’t always necessary to wear brand new pieces. Don’t feel embarrassed to pull out that old chunky sweater and pair it with relevant knee high boots.

 

Notjessfashion Blazer with Veronica Beard for Intermix, houndstooth blazer, wear a blazer from day to night // Notjessfashion.com

Work Holiday

Work related events can be a little trickier to style for because you have dress codes to adhere to. However, dressing office-appropriate and festive on a budget is totally achievable. The key here is to not go too overboard and to stick to one festive hero piece like a red blouse tucked into metallic trousers, sequin pencil skirt, tartan plaid dress, and so forth. Additionally, you could channel some holiday spirit into your accessories.

 

This time of year makes us so incredibly happy! As we mentioned earlier, we tend to spend a lot more too, so it is imperative to save whenever possible. Take advantage of  affordable retail options to get your holiday outfits prepped and ready for all your upcoming events. Happy shopping!