Top 7 Winter Clothing Trends

If you stroll through your favorite stores, you may realize that this year’s most popular winter clothing trends include chunky sweaters, knee high boots with heels, mom jeans, velvet everything, platform shoes, bodysuits, and bomber jackets. These trendy pieces are must-have staples in your closet. You can dress these items up or down based on the occasion.

Here are a few different ways to style these must-have pieces.

Bulky sweaters

Chunky sweaters have become a lot more popular this year than any other in recent memory. It is basically a very oversized sweater (perfect for days when you want to look good but feel comfy).

Some of the most common ways to wear chunky sweaters are as a dress with knee-high boots and leggings, or with jeans and knee-high boots or booties.

Two of the most affordable places to get these cute and trendy sweaters ($30 or less) include Forever 21 or H&M.

Knee-high boots

Knee-high boots are the new winter fashion that is essential to your closet. You can pair these super sleek and stylish shoes with an oversized t-shirt, tight dress, or even with your favorite pair of jeans and a nice blouse, making them a versatile find.

A good place to purchase these is at Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), where you’ll probably find them for $70-$100, but if you are on a budget, Charlotte Russe is showing cheaper-made versions for only $34.

High-waisted (mom) jeans

Let’s take it way back to the 80’s. “Mom” jeans (high waist, straight legs) were popular in the 80’s and are now coming back into style– even if you might be asking “Why?”

Some of the most popular ways to wear high-waisted jeans are to wear fishnet tights underneath of the jeans with a slightly-oversized band tee, or a lace or velvet body suit with booties or a pair of Adidas Superstars. Some places to get these hip jeans are Pacsun and Forever 21. They’ll set you back $30-$70.

Cross-Chest Shirts

Cross-chest shirts are characterized by two thin lines of fabric overlapped to create an “x” over a v-neck styled top. A trend that started to appear in late fall, these shirts are a must-have for an effortless, but glamorous look. This fashion is seen in sweaters, bodysuits, casual tops, and even dresses. These tops will take a casual outfit to another level, and you can find these styles online and in most stores including Francesca’s, American Eagle, and many more.


You simply can’t go wrong with booties, a very popular trend that has taken over most stores. These shoes are a perfect addition to any outfit, whether you’re going for a sporty or a dressy look.

Due to the wide variety of colors, styles, and materials, everyone can find a pair that is right for them. You can find these shoes at a majority of fashion stores, but Rack Room and DSW offer a wider variety of options.

S’well Water Bottle

Yes, even water bottles can be a fashion statement. Due to the jaw-dropping designs of these popular water bottles, they are a staple in the cabinet of many students.

These bottles are available in three sizes; 9 oz, 17 oz, and 25 oz, with prices ranging from $25-45. All designs can be found on Popular designs include the color block collection, stone, glitter, elements, galaxy, shimmer, textile, metallic, and satin.

Bomber Jackets

Bomber jackets are a must-have during the winter, as they keep you warm and help you look stylish all at the same time. The most popular way to style this unique and cute jacket is with an oversized band tee, leggings, and Adidas Superstars. You could even throw on a scarf to add extra warmth and pizzazz. Rue 21 is a very affordable place to purchase them. The prices range from $25-40.