(BPT) – As we head into the cold winter months, there is no need to sacrifice your style for warmth. This year, incorporate on-trend looks from the runway into your wardrobe to keep your look fashion-forward throughout season. Here are five fantastic looks for fall and winter from celebrity stylist, Cristina Ehrlich.
1. Men’s suit styling
Menswear is no longer reserved for the boys as women around the world are adapting men’s suit styles and making them their own. This trend embodies looks inspired by Savile Row – the famous street in London known for tailoring the attire of some of the world’s most famous men. “Patterns like herringbone and pinstripes are central to this look,” says Ehrlich. “While traditional tailoring for men – like the haberdashery cut – is being refreshed with a feminine silhouette.”
The neo-punk look channels the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Sid and Nancy, and singer/songwriter, Siouxsie. Add a little edge to your wardrobe with tartan, vinyl, chains, studs and spikes. Metals make ideal neo-punk accessories. Ehrlich recommends stacking a few customizable PANDORA bracelets and rings in mixed metals for a fashion-forward look that is all your own.
Color remains big for winter, with tone-on-tone trending on and off the runway. To pull off this look, choose an outfit in a rich hue and then bring it to life by mixing in complementary shades and textures. For example, an emerald green top is enhanced with accessories in various shades of bright green. “Jewelry in harmonious shades can perfect the tone-on-tone look with minimal effort,” adds Ehrlich.
4. Renaissance fabric mixing
This season’s hottest designers are showing a reincarnation of 18th and 19th century patterns blended with colorful, contemporary fabrics. This Renaissance inspired look is far from what you’ll find at a medieval fair. To incorporate this trend, Ehrlich likes to pair a long, full skirt with a cropped cardigan. “Have fun mixing fabrics to create a one-of-a-kind look,” she says. “Paisley and pinstripes? Of course!”
The sultry, feminine looks associated with film-noir are brought to life with this runway trend. Celebrate classic beauty with nipped-waist tops and flowing, billowy skirt-suits. Complete your outfit with accessories – try necklaces that mix sterling silver, 14 karat gold and sparkling stones.
“No matter what your personal style, these five trends are sure to bring your look to new fashionable heights,” says Ehrlich. “By mixing fabrics, colors, prints and accessories that embrace the top trends, you’ll look and feel great all season long.”