Top Winter Fashion Trends 2012/2013
By. Marcia Jeffries
After interviewing our Outerwear Clothes Buyer and becoming aware of the hottest new winter trends, I’m here to share the top fashion trends that will add and make a positive statement to your winter collection. Coming from our professional clothes buyer for skis.com, who has traveled far and wide to bring us this complete review of trendy, cutting edge, casual, colorful, new and upcoming styles of the current winter fashions, will complete us with our desires. These new designs and creations at the Ski and Snowboard Outerwear Fashion Shows will introduce you to the newest, boldest, calmest and creative collection of ideas that will offer you needs and wants to fill your closets to keep you warm, comfortable and unique.
Street to Snow
You will see the largest flow in both ski and snowboard as it pursues the seamless transition from looks of the streets right to the mountain. What you would normally see in a department store sportswear department is hitting the hill. Fabrics such as denim or denim look-a-like, wool, corduroy and flannel are big in jackets and pants. Brands have figured out a way to have these fabrics treated so they have the look of cool but with all the technical features of waterproof and breathable to be comfortable on those blizzard days.
Plaid has come back in a big way - as it was last year for a casual and comfortable feel and look. From grunge, prep and western, plaid in all kinds of color combinations will add to your kicked back style.
This traditional design has always been around but this season it has become more prominent. As our buyer walked our biggest specialty store she saw a sea of stripes. Stripes mostly in jackets from thin to wide in a wide range of colors and contrasts.
This is one of my personal favorite trends. The funky retro look of a floral or paisley print adds pop for those who want a more bold appearance. Your ski buddies will be chatting about your attire and will have a “Wow” approach with positive feed back.
Solid on Solid
Make it match or mix it up – there are no rules. Pick your favorite two solid colors and piece them together to create your own unique look. Keeping it solid and adding accessories can give you variation if you desire.
It’s all about the Skinny
Pants are especially leaning towards a more tailored fit this year. A lot of Ski/Snowboard brands are now using 4-way stretch fabrics and lighter insulation materials. You now have the option to wear a pant that is more flattering and fits more like your favorite jeans than a bulky snow pant. Not sacrificing comfort and technical features you need for a long day on the mountain.
Bright colors are always popular but Dull Matte colors are hot right now. Deep Burgundy, Grey, Brown, Mustard, Olive, and Forest Green are making the cut for you to match or mix up. These colors have emerged from street design to the depth of the Alps. Teal is a very prominent color in men and women’s ski apparel, you will see it often paired up with yellow.
Following close behind the plaid trend come flannels. All the cool brands are making flannels that you can ride in and have DWR coating and are breathable. You can use them as a layering piece or wear on a spring day.
Our buyer is on top of her game as she shares her fashion trends with us. What the Ski/Snowboard wearer is demanding – is what is available for you to purchase. We have so many warm, comfortable and sweet choices to practice our sport in and then as we walk off the hill looking too cool we are ready for our next destination.