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11 Street Style Trends to Inspire You This Winter

We’ve rounded up the street style trends to inspire you this winter.

Layers upon layers of chunky knits, coats and scarves are often our go-tos throughout the cooler months. But the arrival of winter doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style in favour of warmth and comfort.

Don’t let the dreary winter weather stop you from experimenting with your style this season. Here are 11 street style trends to keep you inspired when the temperature drops.

CHUNKY JEWELS

You don’t have to completely overhaul your entire wardrobe to make a stylish statement this season. Sometimes all it takes is a head-turning necklace, a pair of bold earrings or a chunky ring to complete your look. 

Street Style – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21.

THE OVER-SIZED SUIT

Forget sleek tailoring and structured silhouettes – this season over-sized suits (think thigh-sweeping blazers teamed with wide-leg pants) are the way to go. Pair your new favourite suit with sneakers to keep it comfy or some heeled boots to dress it up.

Street Style – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21. Day 2

TONAL DRESSING

A monochromatic look never goes out of fashion – whether it’s soft, neutral tones or a loud and proud pop of colour, a monochrome outfit is one way to keep your wardrobe interesting. Dressing head-to-toe in one bright colour can be second-nature to some and daring for others. If the latter is true for you, try breaking up a bold colour palette with neutral-toned accessories.

Street Style – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21.

NEUTRAL HUES

When it comes to street style trends this is one of our favourites. Beige accents are a staple for everyone’s wardrobe. Whether it’s a long overcoat or a nude heel, soft neutral colours are a timeless way to add elegance to your look. Pair a beige piece with a bold print to make a statement this winter. Who says winter has to be sombre?

Street Style – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21. Day 1

LEATHER

No winter wardrobe is complete without a leather jacket; in fact, it’s quite possibly one of the best fashion investments you’ll make.  Opt for a classic silhouette that will see you through winter after winter.

Street Style – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21. Day 1

THE PUFFER JACKET

Long gone are the days when puffer jackets were restricted to the sports field or hiking track. In recent years – and much to our delight – the puffer jacket has received a high-fashion overhaul.  

Street Style – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21. Day 2

BOLD ACCESSORIES

The easiest way to spruce up your wardrobe is with stand-out accessories. Don’t be afraid to grab a funky handbag or some bright boots to liven up a simple outfit. It’s the best way to inject some colour or add some texture into the mix. 

Street Style – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21. Day 1

SEEING DOUBLE

Layering never gets old. But take it one step further this winter with the coat-and-blazer trend we’ve been seeing on the streets of fashion week. Use contrasting colours with your jackets to add dimension to your look.

Street Style – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21. Day 2

FLOOR-GRAZING SKIRTS

Don’t hibernate your skirts this winter. Add longer lengths to your repertoire and team with your favourite pair of winter boots.

Street Style – Paris Fashion Week AW20/21. Day 2QUILTED DETAILS

Anoraks are given a new lease on life this season with quilted detailing reviving the wardrobe classic. While it’s traditionally been a piece for dressing down, don’t be afraid to mix and match this warm winter layer with luxe accessories and lady-like dresses.

Street Style – Copenhagen Fashion Week AW20/21. Day 3

TUCKED IT IN

As far as street style trends go, this one’s a little outrageous. Dying to show off your new knee-high boots but want to stay cosy and warm too? Forget about baring your legs when the temperature drops and wearing your pants tucked into you boots.  It might sound like a big fashion faux pas but get this look right and you won’t regret it.

Street Style – New York Fashion Week AW20/21. Day 3

10 Celebrity Memoirs You Need to Read

Celebs are just like us — they’ve been spending a lot more time cooped up at home, making it much harder to track their goings on and whereabouts. Since we’ve all been doing less socialising, that leaves more time for leisure activities, like reading. So why not put those two together and pick up one of the best celeb memoirs? Many of them are filled with juicy gossip, so you’ll scratch that itch while adding to your reading pile.

The best celeb memoirs are a great escape into the glamorous lives of movie stars, comedians and chart toppers. Sure, they can sometimes be guilty pleasures, but the tales of gossip, scandal, sex and drugs (cough, cough, Elton John) will keep you turning the pages. Others are incredibly inspiring — we’re looking at you, Michelle Obama. Either way, they’re an inside look at intriguing public personas, so curl up with one of these best celeb memoirs.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

As one of the most famous first ladies of all time, Michelle Obama has made a deep impact on America that goes far beyond our borders. In one of the top-selling memoirs ever published, she shares her full story, from growing up in the South Side of Chicago to working her way to Princeton to becoming a successful lawyer, a mother and the president’s wife. She shares her deepest thoughts at every stage, even revealing her marriage struggles. The tome is a deep dive into a true American icon.

Me by Elton John

Just like when he performs his music, Elton John doesn’t hold anything back in his autobiography. Born Reginald Dwight, he tells of growing up as a shy boy in the London suburbs to early music struggles with his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin to becoming a global superstar. Truly living the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, he spills it all, from his suicide attempt to befriending Princess Diana to finally conquering his addiction. It’s easy to see why the living legend has always attracted the spotlight.

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

The sharp humour that Carrie Fisher was known for both on and off the screen comes to life in the pages of her first memoir. Inspired by her hit one-woman Broadway show, she shares the pressures of growing up as Hollywood royalty, dating (and briefly marrying) Paul Simon and what being Princess Leia was really like. Filled with wit and wisdom, it’s certainly a worthy read.

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Any fan of her poetry knows that Patti Smith has a way with words, which is on full display in her first memoir. Unlike many books written by stars, this one was a huge hit with critics, even earning her the National Book Award in 2010, truly earning its ranking in the best celeb memoirs. Her relationship with famed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe takes centre-stage in the book, recounting its course over 20 years as Smith finds her path in New York City’s exploding 1970s punk scene.

Life by Keith Richards

The guitarist, singer and songwriter of the Rolling Stones practically invented the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Life tells the story of Richards’ groundbreaking band, from humble beginnings in a cheap London apartment where he lived with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, leading up to their global rock god status, and everything in between. From his relationships with Anita Pallenberg and Patti Hansen, to drama with his bandmates to the death of Brian Jones, Richards shares it all with searing honesty.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Long before “girlboss” was even a thing, Tina Fey was defining that role at NBC. The writer and comedian stretches back to her childhood and improv comedy past before dishing on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. She muses on breaking glass ceilings, women in comedy, motherhood and what went on when the camera wasn’t rolling. Of course, she’ll also make you laugh — a lot.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

Issa Rae isn’t the first person to become famous from YouTube, but she might be one of the funniest. Launched in 2011, her Awkward Black Girl web series caught lots of attention for its cringe-inducing but knee-slapping take on everyday real life. Her 2015 memoir, which was published before her HBO series Insecure premiered, shares the same title as her show and riffs on what is was like growing up a little too weird and not quite feeling black enough.

In Pieces by Sally Field

Sally Field famously spent seven years writing her memoir, all without a ghostwriter, and that effort shows. In her incredibly vulnerable and deep-reaching book, she opens up about a childhood marred by sexual abuse from a family member, her lifelong feelings of loneliness, her rollercoaster relationship with Burt Reynolds and her illustrious career, including the scoop on her famous Oscar acceptance speech. The emotional depths of her book match the ones she is famous for portraying on the silver screen.

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

Since Nora Ephron is so well loved as a film director and screenwriter — with beloved movies such as You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally under her belt — it’s easy to forget she was also a journalist. Her laser-sharp writing appeared in venerated publications like Esquire magazine. This 2006 tome, a blend of essays and memoir, includes that infamous essay about ageing, her career and New York City. Just like the author, the approach is a little quirky and very unique.

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and Harmony Becker

This New York Times bestseller isn’t your average celebrity memoir. Best known for playing Lt. Sulu on Star Trek in the 1960s, this graphic memoir tells the story of George Takei’s childhood when he was imprisoned in an internment camp for those of Japanese descent in the United States during World War II. When he was four, his entire family was forced from their home into a concentration camp, where they were held for years. The book explores the courage he and his family showed as well as their hope in democracy.

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