We like to see the glass half full here at Lands’ End. While winter brings cold weather and more reasons to stay indoors, it also gives you loads of opportunities to play with winter accessories and outerwear, to have fun with layering, and to try new patterns and fabrics you may not have known about. Winter is a time to wrap yourself up in everything you love: sweaters, turtlenecks, tights, scarves, hats, and so much more.
And while there are plenty of classics that will never go out of style, each season brings with it new trends to try—some becoming classics themselves. So make winter an opportunity to get creative and add a little something new to your usual ensemble. Here are five winter trends to try this season.
It’s not just for summers at the beach, by the pool, or on a fishing trip. The bucket hat has made it to the runway and to winter fashion, bringing its fun and flattering style to the colder months. There are multiple ways to wear a bucket hat in the winter—for the coldest days, a lightweight, quilted-down bucket hat can keep your head and ears warm, while its waterproof exterior and wide brim keep you dry on rainy or snowy days. Wool bucket hats also keep your head warm and can look chic with a fun plaid print. For the less frigid days, opt for a cotton or denim bucket hat that you can wear all year round.
Why not get a little creative with what’s likely your most-worn wardrobe item in the winter? While it’s super fun to mix up your down jacket game with bright colors, you can go a step further by adding a fun print to the mix. A plaid printed puffer jacket is sure to turn heads and make you feel bright and cheery all fall and winter, adding an optical illusion element to your outerwear look. Mix and match patterns by including a fun printed scarf or hat as well. Add a printed vest over a sweater on a warmer day, or have it peeking out from under a wool coat when you want to protect your chest on a blustery afternoon.
Every season is legging season, but you can “winterize” them by adding a pair of super-bulky wool socks to ensure cold air doesn't get to your ankles and calves. Throw on a pair of winter boots and you’re ready from the waist down. The look has the casual grace of a dancer after rehearsal, even if you’re just running to the grocery store to grab some milk. Place a pair of fun printed socks over some black or gray leggings to add a little character to your winter ensemble as well.
Fur is a fashion staple, and it's a popular trend for this season. Faux fur offers ultimate warmth and elegance while being animal- (and wallet-) friendly, and you can add it to just about everything this winter. Try some fur-lined boots to keep out the cold and draw eyes to your fashion-forward footwear. A fur-lined beanie or hat with a fur pom-pom adds a little extra warmth and fun to your outerwear accessories, and a fur-lined hood on an ultra-warm parka never goes out of style. A pair of faux-fur slipper socks let you keep the trend going at home, keeping yourself extra cozy in style.
It’s always nice when a trending style also happens to be extra comfortable. Oversized knit sweaters are in and are perfect for draping yourself in cashmere, wool, and cotton this winter as you work, play, and simply relax. An oversized V-neck sweater can even be dressed up with a pair of wide-leg or flare dress pants or a belt around the waist. An oversized crewneck knit sweater suggests an afternoon at the college library, bringing you back to the days when comfort was key. As it turns out, the more comfortable you are, the better you tend to feel, and as a result, the better you tend to look.
These winter trends give you a chance to try new wardrobe items or even dig out some older ones from your closet to repurpose this season. There are so many fun ways to experiment with these trends, which put style and comfort together to craft the ultimate winter look.