Hey friends! Happy December — and to those in the Northern Hemisphere, happy winter! This is about the time in the season where I do a little fashion trend report. It’s one of my favorite posts to write. Researching trends, finding pattern dupes, and suggesting fabric is so fun! This time I’m focusing in a little holiday style. All these images, plus more, are available on my Winter 2017-2018 trends Pinterest board! The outfits link back to that board, while the patterns and fabric link to the sources. Now: let’s talk holiday style!
PS — I used the new “sections” feature on Pinterest to arrange this board — what do you guys think?! I’ve wanted this feature for-ev-er on my personal Pinterest. I’m interested to see how I’ll use it now that it’s actually here!
To me, the winter season means a lot of rich and warm jewel tones, building on the palette that begins in fall. There’s something innately cozy about burgundy and caramel, isn’t there? Combining these deep shades with a wintry, frosty pastel can be such a winning combination! The colors above come from this pin, and are a great foundation for a lot of winter outfits.
One of these days, I will make a giant, cozy plaid wool coat. Until then, though, I will continue lusting after them on Pinterest. I loved the Yona Wrap Coat I made earlier this fall, and it would be so cozy lengthened and tied with a belt in this yummy plaid!
I’ve been dying to make a velvet dress since this time last year. I’m still waiting for the perfect shade of dusty pink velvet! I love both the simple skater style of dress, as well as a chic wrap dress for this season. Try the Stasia Dress for the first look, or the Highlands Wrap Dress for the second!
I’ve been talking about embroidered embellishment all year, and no, I am not tired of it. It’s such a luxe detail, and one that is a labor of love if you’re doing it by hand! It’s difficult to find embroidered (or faux-embroidered) fabric ready to sew, though. I think a fun brocade is a good stand in, in that case. A Fringe dress is a gorgeous palette for a brocade or embroidered fabric. The simple, feminine silhouette really lets the print shine.
I’m really excited to see this trend continuing from the fall, because moody florals are my jam. There’s something about them that seems so delicate and chic, and yet a little tough at the same time. Every time I think about dresses in this style, I think about my Moneta dress — it’s a great canvas for a floral, and super comfy in a knit.
Yes, I know, two coats in one post. But a leather jacket over a sparkly outfit is such a cute look! The newest Style Arc pattern, the Carly Aviator, is at the top of my list to make (tied for first with about a dozen other things…).
Uh, HELLO. To me, a holiday outfit just isn’t a holiday outfit without a little sparkle! A party is the best excuse to break out the sequins and the shine. How amazing would a sequined Ogden cami be paired with some leather Virginia leggings????
The holidays are such a fun time of year — not least because you get to come up with a ton of fun outfits! All this month I’ll be sharing holiday outfits past and present, from coats to dresses to entire looks. It’s going to be super fun, and I can’t wait to share the first one with you on Thursday! Do you have any special holiday sewing plans for yourself?