These Trends Will Help To Inspire Your Winter Wardrobe

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by Danielle Fowler |

With the transient nature of trends, it can get a little confusing knowing what’s ‘in’, so we’ve broken down the standout pieces you need to know about from the four capitals of fashion - New York, Paris, Milan and London.

Autumn/winter '16 saw Paris reinvent the doudoune (French for ‘puffa’) thanks to Balenciaga whilst London brought fashion’s favourite hue, bubblegum pink, back again.

Get the lowdown on the latest trends you need to know about below...

Velvet

Velvet is undoutbedly the go-to fabric this winter. Giorgio Armani predicted the trend as he brought luxuriously cut velvety trousers and spliced skirts to the autumn/winter '16 catwalks.

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Velvet has been spotted on the streets so make sure to invest in the trend this autumn ©Getty

And the velvety effect has trickled down to the high street in the shape of velvet boots, coats and dresses.

To channel the trend this season make sure to shop our velvet-inspired drop.

Leopard Print

Dries Van Noten brought back one of the most debated prints in fashion with her autumn/winter '16 collection. The Italian designer paired faux-fur leopard print trousers, shrugs and three-pece suits with lavish pearls and preppy jumpers.

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Leopard spots and snakeskin boots walked the catwalk at Dries Van Noten* ©Getty

The collection had an androgynous feel with collared shirts and office style ties juxtaposed against plush leopard scarves and smokey eyes.

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Animal prints were big news on the runway at Givenchy ©Getty

Dries Van Noten also referenced further animal prints within her collection too, as snakeskin ankle boots plodded in front of the cameras.

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Knee-high snakeskin boots made an appearance on the Givenchy catwalk ©Getty

The Bomber Jacket

The bomber got the green light this season, like every other uniform-type jacket. Some of the best were undoubtedly by Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci.

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The bomber jacket is the perfect trans-seasonal tool ©Getty

Adopt the trend this season with our round-up of the best bomber jackets out there.

Athleisure

Break a sweat and channel athleisure this season. With the Vetements effect still very much in full swing, silky tracksuits, fashion trainers and hoodies layered under coats are here to stay.

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Vetements sported the athleisure trend on the runway ©Getty

Sport the trend this season with the help of our sartorial tribute to athleisure.

The Puffer Jacket

The nineties cult garment made an unanticipated return this season courtesy of Balenciaga and Acne. Coats of puffed up proportions were draped across the shoulders of models, signifying the comeback of the puffer jacket.

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The puffer coat made a return this season and we have never been so thrilled to welcome the colder weather ©Getty

The high street has seen the '90s favourite hit the rails this season with Zara, Topshop and Mango stocking the puffer this winter. If you're looking to adopt the trend this season then make sure to check out our edit. Bring on the snow...

Pink

It's the trend that keeps on giving. From oversized duvet-esque puffer jackets in the hue to sequinned spaghetti-strap slip dresses, we just can't get enough of the sweet shade.

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The sweet hue was debuted on the catwalks at Chanel and Gucci

Thanks to brand-of-the-moment Gucci, black tights are out and pink is in so keep warm this winter in the sought-after hue.

Channel the look this winter with our round-up of the sweetest buys available to shop on the high street.

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