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10 winter fashion trends we’re rugging up in this season

10 winter fashion trends we're rugging up in this season

I swear it was only yesterday that we were throwing on flimsy dresses and prancing around the streets in nothing but our silly little summer outfits. How times have changed. We can no longer delay the inevitable, winter is well and truly here. So bust out the layers, and – and what else? The good thing about living in the southern hemisphere is we get to watch those up north venture out, experiment and a season later, we get to learn from their mistakes.

Like most years, there are some winter trends that will forever stand the test of time, while other pieces are simply too good to ignore. Below, the winter fashion trends we're dabbling in for 2024.

 

1. Bomber jackets

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The puffier, the better this season. Bomber jackets are making a comeback – but in their most oversized and marshmallow-y forms. INCU's Equinox Quilted Jacket is one of our favourites, as is Acne Studios' range of distressed bombers. For a statement piece, Martine Rose's blue silk iteration is a must, or perhaps GANNI's classic trucker-style bomber is more your speed?

 

2. Bubble skirts

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We've already talked about this trend last month, but it's ballooned – no pun intended – into something of a craze now. We saw the bubble skirts and balloon-style dresses dominate AFW runways the other week, and we've still got the Emma Mulholland on Holiday Disco Star Skirt on our minds. Apres Studio's Black Bubble Skirt is a contemporary basic, as is the Paloma Wool White Globo Skirt.

 

3. Red sweaters

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We already knew that pops of red were on the rise, but the humble red knit is a particular favourite this season. A great layering piece, but also a way to elevate an outfit of neutrals – it doesn't matter whether it's a cardigan, pull-over or henley this winter. Jac + Jack's Lott Sweater is our effortless and versatile pick, while Sezane's Ysaline Cardigan offers more Parisian sensibilities. For something a little more eye-catching and contemporary, JACQUEMUS's Red Le Chouchou 'La Maille Pau' Cardigan is our suggestion.

 

4. Mary Janes

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Another evolution of the balletcore and coquette trends – the Mary Jane shoe is our next biggest footwear trend. Gucci's Cruise 2024 iteration is firmly tacked to our mood board, but while we wait for those to drop online, we're blushing over these Nelson Made Phoebe Flats and these BALLY Glendale Mary-Janes. For something a little more ballet-inspired, the Sandy Liang x SSENSE exclusives in blue satin are a personal fave, along with the NICOLE SALDAÑA Black Fabiana Loafers with their sweet-as-can-be tie-up laces.

 

5. Onitsuka Tigers

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We've followed many a sneaker trend but right now we're obsessing over the range at Onitsuka Tiger. The Japanese sneaker brand has already garnered a wide-ranging fan base – perhaps you remember them on the feet of Uma Thurman in Tarantino's Kill Bill? Either way, we're obsessing over the Mexico 66SD in Silver and Mantle Green and Cream, but also the EDR 78s for a pop of neon orange.

 

6. Sweater vests

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The sweater vest has been in our peripheries for a few seasons now, but it's certainly not leaving anytime soon. Perhaps popularised by Harry Styles, perhaps by your local librarian, it's a trend that feels timeless if you know how to style it. Country Road's Button Knit Vest is one of our favourite iterations for layering winter, as is the Paris Georgia x SSENSE exclusive V-neck vest. Of course, we're always down for something a little more playful, like GANNI's selection of high-neck wool vests.

 

7. Capri pants

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If it's good enough for Carrie Bradshaw it's certainly good enough for us. Despite what the name suggests, we're looking to the much-maligned capri pant as a trans-seasonal piece to carry us from autumn to winter. We have the sneaking suspicion we'll be wearing them well into winter anyway, considering Australia's winters are much more tolerable than they are up north. As for how to secure a pair? Paloma Wool are dishing up a style we're fond of, as are Jaded London's tailored style.

 

8. The trench

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Classic, timeless, probably unable to even be called a 'trend' – the trench coat is a staple in the winter wardrobe of many women across the world. Whether donning a classic Burberry Camden Heritage Car Coat, or something a little more contemporary like Viktoria & Woods' Mayweather Trench, it's a garment as versatile as they come. We've also got Friends With Frank's Imogen Trench on our minds of late...

 

9. Silk Headscarves

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In very Thelma-and-Louise fashion, the silky headscarf is becoming a regular part of womens' wardrobing this season (or maybe you just saw Hailey Bieber tie one over her baseball cap and decided you simply must follow suit). We're loving this Camilla & Marc Monogram Scarf and this insanely beautiful Burberry Dandelion Silk Scarf. And of course, no one does it quite like Silk Laundry or Acne Studios.

 

10. Butter yellow

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The soon-to-be colour of the season (if you ask us, anyway). Butter yellow is being adopted by plenty of our favourite fashion labels. From this GANNI Yellow Bou Bag to Camila & Marc's Amedeo Knit Jacket. Bottega Veneta have made almost their entire signature bag range available in the colour – like their Large Hop Bag – which would pair gorgeously with Bianca Spenders' Lemon Wool Koehler Coat.

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