‘Tis the Season: Holiday Trends

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17:  Actress Rose McGowan attends the Marni at H&M Collection Launch at Lloyd Wright?s Sowden House on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Marni and H&M)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Actress Rose McGowan attends the Marni at H&M Collection Launch at Lloyd Wright?s Sowden House on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Marni and H&M)

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What’s trending this Holiday Season? When it comes to dressing for the cooler weather, we’ve got you covered. ;)

Cozy and Warm:

Staying warm during the winter is always in. The asymmetrical designs that were in with dresses this summer have transformed over to long asymmetrical sweaters and ponchos. Leather leggings are trending, and turtlenecks are making a major comeback; we’re seeing them under sweaters, jackets, and jumpers. But don’t just focus your style eye on your outfit and then have to cover it all up with that big winter jacket that doesn’t go with anything. One of the best things about fall/winter fashion is how cute the outerwear is. Warm trenches, leather jackets, (faux)-fur coats. Soft woolen scarves and hats, leg-warmers, and tailored leather gloves.

British model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley poses for pictures as she arrives at for the Burberry Prorsum London 2012 Autumn/Winter collection catwalk show at London Fashion Week in central London, on February 20, 2012.  AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

British model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley poses for pictures as she arrives at for the Burberry Prorsum London 2012 Autumn/Winter collection catwalk show at London Fashion Week in central London, on February 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Winter Colors:

We’re taking a note from Taylor Swift’s vibe, because red is always absolute perfection for the holidays. This year, keep an eye out for darker wine colors and bright cranberry reds. But that’s not all; winter just wouldn’t be winter without the blues, and that includes royals, electrics, and lavenders. Not to mention, when the town is covered in sparkling white snow, your whites can come back out to play, too!

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 13:  Miriam Leone attends the 2013 Campari Calendar unveiling cocktail party at the Campari Headquarters on November 13, 2012 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Campari)

MILAN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 13: Miriam Leone attends the 2013 Campari Calendar unveiling cocktail party at the Campari Headquarters on November 13, 2012 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Campari)

LBD:

I was once told that when in doubt, wear black! It’s always simple, classic, elegant, and flattering. So, of course, when you’re dressing for that holiday party, go ahead and grab your favorite little black dress. What’s more; you can add any holiday sparkle and immediately transform it into a brand new outfit.

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 27:  Actress Paula Echevarria attends "Intimissimi" Christmas lighting at Intimissimi store on November 27, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 27: Actress Paula Echevarria attends “Intimissimi” Christmas lighting at Intimissimi store on November 27, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Geeky:

Remember those thick-framed glasses that were in this summer? Well, they’re not going away anytime soon. The geeky look is chic and sophisticated, and it’s here to stay. But that doesn’t just limit to frames; ties, button-ups, cardigans, school-girl tights and ankle boots are perfect this season. Classes might be out for the Christmas break, but the scholarly look is definitely still in session.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13:  Model Karlie Kloss attends The Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at 548 West 22nd Street on November 13, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 13: Model Karlie Kloss attends The Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at 548 West 22nd Street on November 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

All That Glitters:

… is gold! This season, at least. This trend is playful, so make sure to have fun with it! Add, mix, and match some sparkle in your outfit for a festive touch. Sequins skirts with sweaters, layered sparkly statement necklaces … add some gemstones to any outfit with a little hair pin, brooch, or bow. If there’s ever a time of year to sparkle, it’s at Christmas time.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift peforms at ABC News' Good Morning America Times Square Studio on October 23, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 23: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift peforms at ABC News’ Good Morning America Times Square Studio on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Skirts:

Ladies, don’t let the cold temperatures scare you into staying in pants all winter. Winterize your skirt collection, because this year they’re everywhere. Hemlines are lower and fabrics are thicker. Skirts are sleek, professional and feminine. They’re an easy go-to, and are effortlessly cute with tights and your favorite boots.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20:  Kate Bosworth arrives at the Burberry Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear show at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 at Kensington Gardens on February 20, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Burberry)

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 20: Kate Bosworth arrives at the Burberry Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear show at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 at Kensington Gardens on February 20, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Burberry)

Capes:

At the top of my Christmas list. (I have my eye on one from BCBGMAXAZRIA). A fashionable alternative to your fall/winter coats; exchange them for capes! They’re trendy and different. You wear them just like you would your basic coat, but they give a completely different look. This season, there are so many reasons to get dressed up, which is definitely one of my favorite things in the world. Capes are perfect for any occasion you have coming up, and with them, you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd.

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 06:  Elisa Sednaoui arrives at the Chanel Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on March 6, 2012 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 06: Elisa Sednaoui arrives at the Chanel Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on March 6, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

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