We all love fresh fashion and are inspired by the latest trends but there is a comfort that comes from owning trusty favourites and appreciating quality forever pieces in your wardrobe. Trends often resurface, cross paths, prevail from one season to the next and are reminiscent of times gone by.
Sometimes trends offer tweaks on classic styles. When this happens, we may find ourselves on trend by chance, simply because we are already loving and wearing a garment style that is also having a moment in the fashion world or because it has a timeless value that we will never part with. What's more, when there is a classic nature to an item, your purchase becomes a worthwhile investment that stands the test of time.
Based on what is coming in hot on the market, below, we have put together a list of our favourite Winter '23 trends to tempt your tastebuds. Many of which either carry a true timelessness, offer a twist on classic pieces or are a modern revival of a vintage vibe that conjures up feelings of nostalgia. All sure to warm your bodies and your hearts. You might even find yourself accidentally on trend.
THE OVERSIZED COAT
When you purchase a quality classic coat, it often comes with whisper of confidence that you have acquired a forever piece for your wardrobe. Oversized coats and trench styles are both a long term investment and also currently high on our radar as a Winter '23 much loved trend. Wrap yourself in long, luxe outerwear this season and look out for subtle yet striking accents like wide lapels, feature buttons and tie belts to complete the look.
Above: The Joie Trench
Tan Houndstooth Check by Foxwood
Fun, bright and a little bit kitschy knits are front and centre this winter. Statement crochet and knitted garments in bold and eclectic colour mixes are being celebrated this season. Think stripes and spots in colours that make you think of ice cream, citrus, sherbet and lollies. Reminiscent of the pieces Grandma made but coupled with a modern finesse that breathes new life into the look. These pieces are treasures that warm your heart.
80s & 90s NOSTALGIA
Without a doubt, there has been a revival of 80s and 90s elements in recent years, bringing with it a nostalgia that evokes warm feelings and playfulness. The casual retro feel of this era is often communicated with graphic prints and brand logos on relaxed fit crews and tees. This winter, we are loving the vintage athletic vibe with relaxed leisure wear appearing in pastels and brights, adding a fun tweak to active lifestyle basics.
Sharp, sleek and classic, blazers have stood the test of time. Carrying with them an air of sophistication and elegance, these pieces often have a permanent place in your wardrobe. But if you've always associated the blazer with corporate wear, think again. Tailored jackets are abundantly present in a variety of colours and fabrications. Pair these beauties with a form fitting top and jeans or relaxed pants and statement boots for a modern take on this smart classic. Or shake it up even further and wear your blazer with a sexy cami or slip dress for the evening.
Above: The Margo Tweed Blazer
by Fria the Label in Navy and White and the Isabella Blazer by Foxwood in Check
QUILTED & PUFFER JACKETS AND VESTS
Equally chic and practical, quilted jackets and vests are a wonderful choice for effortless and effective insulation without compromising style. Quilted jackets with a diamond design are trending, in both cropped and longline designs, while earthy colours are prominent. The classic puffer jacket or vest is still holding strong this winter in traditional colours as well as quirky brights. Keep warm this winter with a relaxed, versatile and stylish quilted piece.
Above: The Mimi Jacket
in Dark Oak, the Check It Long Line Vest, the Camilla Puffa Vest
in Black and the Camilla Puffa Jacket in Black, all by Foxwood Clothing