Earlier in the year, block-colored leather motorcycle jackets were the coveted accent. For this fall and winter, leather traverses into a tougher feel, accenting fabrics like ultra-light pink and school plaid to give them a grungy punk vibe.
Layering a variety of different textures and patterns is a simple way to add style and dimension. A good rule to follow when mixing prints is to have one print item loosely fitting, like a flowing belted top and the other well-fitted, such as printed leggings.
When layering solid colors with prints, mix them so there is an equal balance.
Oversized coats and menswear-inspired looks are also trending. Pairing a strong-shouldered blazer with a light, feminine top and skinny jeans makes a confident statement without being overbearing. Pair this look with heels and an angled top-knot to make this look more formal, or wear hair down with flats for a more casual look.
Hairstyles this winter are leaning toward natural styles like braids and bangs with minimal processing. Finding looks that complement and accent each individual hair type is a welcome change to the recent ombre trend.
Men’s fashion trends this fall and winter have a focus on heavy coats and steampunk. Refer to Macklemore’s music video for Thrift Shop or Olan Roger’s Pop Rocket videos on YouTube. Steampunk fashion is heavily centered on the British 19th-century Victorian era or the American Wild West. Double-breasted military coats and jackets, suit vests, neutral and camouflage tones and mid-calf laced boots are inclusive to this style.
Also trending in menswear are layered ensembles of matching colors. Jeans of a hue nearly matched to a button-down shirt with a contrasting vest and belt can easily create this look.
Quiffs with waved hair and shaved sides reminiscent of the 1940s are still in, so side-comb and fade away.
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