How to shop and style this winter's key fashion trends

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In need of some last minute inspiration for your Winter 2016 wardrobe? 

Panic over.

There’s still time to rock the five hottest trends on the high street - as seen on our Stylist Catwalk supported by Swarovski at Stylist Live last month.  

Trend #1: Spice World

Warm up your winter wardrobe with the trend that’s all about spicy shades of cinnamon, paprika and cardamom.  The key is to wear tonal shades in one look, so pair a simple spicy jumper with a similar shade skirt or a spicy dress over a matching skinny roll neck with boots.

Shop the look:

Coat, £199.99, H&M

Jumper, £99, Uniqlo

Dress, £45, Asos

Shoes, £68, Office

Shop the look:

Dress, £250, Whistles

Jumper, £28, Next

Shoes, £275, LK Bennett 

Shop the look:

Jumper, £49, Warehouse

Top (worn underneath), £30, Debenhams

Skirt, £150, Karen Millen 

Scarf, £50, John Lewis

Bangles (set of 2), £8.50, Dorothy Perkins

Socks, £5.99, Charnos

Shoes, £89, Topshop

Trend #2: The Navy Coat

This is the piece that was everywhere at the AW16 designer runway shows. Choose a classic well cut woollen style with a touch of naval influence that will update your look this season and many more to come. Wear over a white shirt and with wide leg trousers or choose a collarless style to make any outfit look sleek.

Shop the look:

Coat, £80, River Island

Top, £28, Dorothy Perkins 

Top (worn underneath), £59, Coast

Trousers, £30, Next

Bag, £125, Whistles

Shoes, £69.95, Adidas

Shop the look:

Coat, £119, Zara

Jumper, £30, Biba 

Jacket, £24.95, Gap

Skirt, £33, Preen/Edition

Scarf, £12, River Island

Shoes, £64, Office

Shop the look:

Coat, £185, French Connection

Shirt, £38, Nine by Savannah Miller

Top, £155, Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid

Jeans, £50, Urban Outfitters

Bag, £39, Fiorelli

Shoes, £60, Next

Trend #3: Sportswear

It’s now totally OK to wear a slouchy sports look out of the gym!  Just make sure you style these off duty pieces in surprising ways.  Think hoop zip details on jackets and side-stripe pants with an unexpected silk cami or heel to add some glamour.

Shop the look:

Jacket, £26, Dorothy Perkins

Jumper, £40, Oasis

Trousers, £47.95, Adidas

Bag, £49, Coast

Shoes, £42, Office

Shop the look:

Dress, £35, River Island

Jumper, £45, H! by Henry Holland

Earrings, £10, Miss Selfridge

Shoes, £135, Dr Martens

Shop the look:

Coat, £65, Monki

Shirt, £36, Next

Top, £26, Adidas

Dress, £160, Karen Millen

Bag, £25, Therapy

Necklace, £249, Swarovski 

Socks, £12.99, My Tights

Shoes, £42, ASOS

Trend #4: Velvet Goldmine

It’s the party season’s favourite material, but this time round it’s taking a new twist.  Velvet’s bold new side is all about breaking the rules and wearing it in the day.  Dramatic frills, velvet puffas and more casual styles provide the most modern of surprising spins.

Shop the look:

Jacket, £79, Marks & Spencer

Trousers, £39.50, Marks & Spencer

Earrings, £15, ASOS

Shoes, £40, Office

Shop the look:

Dress, £75, ASOS

Bag, £85, French Connection

Socks, £6, Calzedonia

Earrings, £199, Swarovski

Shoes, £74.95, Adidas

Shop the look:

Coat, £85, Puffa

Dress, £29.99, Lindex

Belt, £16, River Island

Necklace, £159, pendant £74 and earrings, £69, all by Swarovski

Socks, £6, Gipsy

Shoes, £29.99, New Look

Trend #5: Intergalactic

Star motifs, silver shoes and shimmer on <everything>.  A bit of sparkle is something the high street do brilliantly and this season is no exception.  Stars echo the designer catwalk’s cosmic influence.  A pleated metallic midi skirt or ruffle trimmed star-embroidered blouse are quick ways to work the look.

Shop the look:

Jacket, £49.99, Zara

Top, £89, Jigsaw 

Skirt, £55, Miss Selfridge

Necklace, £579, Swarovski

Socks, £6, Jonathan Aston

Shoes, £58, Office

Shop the look:

Top, £30, Next

Skirt, £165, &Other Stories

Belt, £12, Red Herring

Earrings, £199, Swarovski 

Bangle, £85, Swarovski

Rings (set of 2), £85, Swarovski

Shoes, £29.99, New Look


Shop the look:

Dress, £59.99, H&M

Necklace, £159, Swarovski

Cuffs, both £395, Swarovski

Bag, £15.99, New Look

Socks, £6, Jonathan Aston

Shoes, £29, Dorothy Perkins

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