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Fashion - March 2015

05 Mar 2015

Trends for winter

By Laura Timberlake

The Melbourne summer may feel like it has just started, but retailers are already turning their thoughts towards winter stock.

Winter is a great time to live in Melbourne – it rarely gets so cold that we need excessively bulky clothes, but it’s great fun to experiment with layering.

And there is one trend this year that both men and women are going to enjoy layering with: the humble skivvy (also known as the turtleneck).

The turtleneck is making a big comeback this year. Look for light merino wools to help moderate body temperature and stay comfortable. A turtleneck can also be a great way to add a pop of colour from under a bulky jacket.

Speaking of bulky, the trend for all things boxy and oversized has continued. If you still have your bomber jacket from last year, don’t throw it away yet! Bomber jackets, chunky sweaters, peacoats and oversized coats were on a lot of the major designer runways. (They looked great paired with a large scarf!)

International designers focused on contrasting fabrics in these items to add interest. Forget the old leather elbow patches, we’re talking fur panels on jackets (Louis Vuitton, A/W 14/15).

There has also been a resurgence in quilting and shearling. Quilted jackets are a great way to keep out the cold. Uniqlo has some fantastic quilted down jackets. Shearling is another way to add a layer of warmth, and a shearling jacket with a collar sure can keep the ears warm!

And finally, colour.

Melburnians will be pleased to know that black is a key colour for the season, along with basic neutrals. If you want to make your look more exciting, plaids and checks are an interesting alternative.

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