Casual winter dressing doesn't have to be all jeans and corduroy, or fleece and leggings. Whether it's a chilled barbecue, a winter outing with family and friends or picnic for two, we've got the outfits to take your casual style to the next level. Read on to find out how to make the most of the latest winter trends and mix up your casual wardrobe.
If 2020 was the year of the "Mum Jean", 2021 is definitely the year of the wide-leg jean. The '70's is having a comeback!
For this trend you'll definitely want to head in-store to get the perfect fit. Yes, fit is always important with jeans, but it's definitely key if you want to nail this trend. If your jean leg has too much volume for your frame or it's too long, you could end up drowning in denim.
Pare this classic style back with something simple like a form-fitting bodysuit or a structured top. Add a coat and ankle boots for a classic winter look. Or add sneakers for a more casual outfit.
1. Cotton On
With cosy cardigans trending, comfort is still a major priority as we head into A/W 2021.
This one is sure to be a winter staple. The best part? You can wear these cardigan styles from the couch to a barbeque and back to bed again - and no one will know!
Stick to classic winter hues like grey and cream or, for something different, try a fluffy cardigan in bright pastels or checked varieties. Pair with a black skirt or jeans for casual look or take it from day to night with black tailored pants.
For men, try a textured grandpa style or a slightly more structured shawl collar cardigan to create a smarter, more refined look.
Cuddly cardigans are super cute on kids, too, and are available in a variety of bright colours.
2. Ollies Place
Knitted dresses were all over the runways this season, but shorter knitted frocks make for a much more wearable version of this trend. From longer styles with cut outs to shorter, form fitting shapes, knitted dresses are super comfortable casual option.
A knit dress will keep you warm from day to night and they're also easy to dress up or down. Add a cosy jacket for a picnic or some statement jewellery and a red lip to take it from day to night.
For men, try a variety of knitted styles, such as vests, sweaters and seamless knitted jumpers for the ultimate in comfort - and look for earthy shades, which are definitely on trend.
There's also nothing cuter than knitwear on kids. Hooded jumpers look adorable on younger tots, while knitted dresses are perfect for girlswear. Cosy cardigans are great for kids as they're easy for them to put on or take off if they get hot when running around, and if your kids are always outdoors, super-soft knitted accessories are ideal to warm up on a chilly day.
1. Ally Fashion
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