Trend Alert: Winter Edition
Brrr!! Just in time for the holidays, the air gets brisk, the sun disappears for slightly longer than normal, and there is a new blog post on byhollis.com! :) Here, you'll find the best of the best styles. From simple accents to full-blown vogue concoctions, this is the place to pursue ten of the most raging trends.
1. Denim Flannels
Last post, it was plaid flannels. Now, denim! What could be better? A denim flannel is usually a lighter wash, and is a thinner material than regular denim. There are so many ways to wear them too! My favorite is to wrap it around the waist, while sporting dark wash jeans, combat boots, and a white sweater. It adds something extra to ordinary attire. You could also wear it normally, button it up, then add an infinity scarf! (One of my friends was wearing it this way, and boy was it stylish!) Or, wear it over top a cute tank top. When it comes to denim flannels, the possibilities are endless!
Layer after layer after layer after la... You get the point! Bundle up this winter. I love wearing a shirt, cardigan overtop, a scarf, a cute parka, and jeans of course. It's cold, but this look will always have your back.
P.S. - Pick yourself up a pair of knee high socks! Wear your socks with boots, and scrunch them down, so only about three inches are showing out of the boot. :)
3. Cargo Parkas
Definitely one of the top trends this winter.. the cargo parka! Wear it over anything, and add a cute scarf for extra pizzazz. I have a blue one, but a very common color you'll see is green! Whatever color it is, cargo parkas will always complement.
4. Leather Jackets (Especially Black!!!)
This on and off trend, will be peaking after the holidays. You can wear a leather jacket in so many ways. Three fabulous colors to pair this trend with are white, light pink, and navy blue. (Yes, black and blue. I know some say that is a fashion faux pas, but just wait. Soon, you'll see these colors uniting everywhere.) You could also wear a sparkling skirt underneath, then add the jacket... Perfect for a New Years Party if you ask me! Another way to rock the leather jacket is to wear it overtop a striped shirt. Or, you could kick butt by wearing this with a pink skater skirt! Endless ways to wear, endless ways to blow minds.
5. Marbled Sweaters
If you know what a marbled sweater is, you rock. If you don't, you still rock, but now you'll learn. A marbled sweater is a sweater with different colored thread, yarn, etc. Putting these different colors together create a patterned and textural look. The most common color I see is black, white, and gray... I own one in fact! Needless to say, there are many other colors as well! These sweaters are classic with a long necklace to finish off the look. They're perfect for a day in the town, at school, or by the fire. Wherever you are, a marbled sweater would fit to flatter.
6. Mid-Calf Boots
Mid-calf boots are most definitely a trend in full swing this winter. The most popular colors are black and brown, but I've seen green and burgundy as well. (Which are daringly fetching!) These boots are ideal for pulling a layered getup together, and they provide warmth in this frigid weather! Keep your feet cozy, and your style in touch with this boot.
7. Braids, braids, braids... (Then add some wave!)
How to kill it this winter? Start by not killing your hair, with heat and more heat, keep it natural and add a braid! There are so many possibilities, like a fishtail, dutch braid, french braid, and more! (If you want to learn, you can search "how to do a _____ braid" and tutorial after tutorial will pop up!) It's healthy, and adorable! Then, take out the braid a boom! Organic waves, without the heat. Keep your hair fresh, and split end free. Braid, then add some wave!
8. Dark Nail Color
For winter, dark nail color is unavoidable. My favorite color to wear this season is darker red, burgundy color. But there are many other colors including dark purples, or even black. (I don't like to wear black on MY nails, primarily because it doesn't fit my skin tone, but it flatters others!) Next time you hit up the nail salon, go dark. After all, it's winter.
9. Gold Jewelry
For a long time, silver jewelry has been number one. Now, gold is making a comeback! I love gold bracelets, especially for the chilly days of winter! I usually wear diamond studs, but I have gold crosses that I wear a lot too! They match the three gold bracelets I wear, then I finish off the accessorizing with a ring my dad got me, that features gold accents. Gold can spice up any outfit, I dare you to try it!
10. The "Little Black Bag"
The "Little Black Bag." Let's say you're going on a big shopping day and you need to carry your wallet, chapstick, phone, etc. Carry it in an over-the-shoulder black bag! They match everything, and provide storage for your winter must haves.