WINTER LOOKS: TREND E MUST-HAVE
The number one "outfit-saving" item you absolutely cannot do without, ideal for formal looks but also for more relaxed times, is the oversized balzer. Perfect when paired with a turtleneck sweater, or over a hoodie and cargo pants for urbanwear lovers; the blazer is a true staple of the winter wardrobe. Baracuta relies on corduroy with its blazers that can also be worn as overshirts, while Nicholson & Nicholson and Hache offer designs in intense colors. Barbour and Barena, on the other hand, remain on a more classic cut. Barena in particular has created a beautiful jacket, pants and vest suit of undeniable elegance, ideal for a feminine look with a strong statement. If the blazer is the top we should all have, wide-leg pants, whether palazzo or flared, in denim, velvet or cotton, are the passe-partout for any outfit. For colder days, corduroy styles from A.P.C. and Baracuta are really ideal. For those who want to add a splash of color to gray winter days, Hache goes for shades of emerald green and bright purple, joined by a gorgeous plaid patterned model with pinces, always on trend. True Royal, on the other side, stays on a more tailored fit that emphasizes the waist and the silhouette, in a medium-weight cotton blend for those days when the air gets chillier. Now, however, let's come to the real stars of the season: knitwear. Cardigans, sweaters and crew-neck or turtleneck pullovers, in wool or cashmere, soft on the skin, warm and comfortable to shelter you from the cold even on the harshest days, they are absolutely essential to face winter on the right foot. If you're looking for a piece of clothing that isn't too bulky, that will shelter you even when the thermometer's gauge drops dangerously low, C.T. Plage is the one for you. Slightly oversized, V-neck or crew-neck sweaters, cardigans and vests in wool, cashmere or mohair, available in many different hues, from pastel to bright, vibrant colors. For those who prefer street style instead, Bonsai is the right brand. Not only comfortable oversized sweaters, in shades of acid green, lemon yellow or a nice bright pink, but also many hoodies, perfect to add the final touch to your urban look. Baracuta next offers a real treat in its FW22 collection: waffle knit sweaters and sweatshirts, designed to cope with the harsh weather typical of England and perfect for when it seems that nothing can warm us. And then, this season's newcomer, which has already become an icon in street and pop scenes, elected representative of the cozy and stylish mood that seems to define the season, is the very one: the teddy. This very soft fleece that seems to wrap us in a soft embrace is the real hero of winter 2022, and it immediately became the main character of Spiewak's collection. In fact, the American brand has created a set of hoodies in many different colors, from bright red to military green, from yellow to navy, all reversible and absolutely perfect not only for an outing on cold December evenings, but also for a nice day spent in the snow! We also recommend you take a look at Garbstore's fleece hoodies, with bright and colorful patterns or solid tones in lighter shades, ideal to wear under your favorite coat.
And speaking of coats and outerwear, this is the perfect time of year to sport a major down jacket. Tanaka is perhaps one of the brands that most embrace the street and genderless style of the moment, shapes and designs that perfectly combine functionality and unmistakable style, with references to the vintage 90s aesthetic. Tanaka's reversible down jackets are soft and warm, yet remain lightweight and easy to wear. We'd also point out the not-to-be-missed Taion x Gramicci collabo. The two brands favored by outdoor lovers have created the perfect collection for those who want to face even the coldest temperatures without giving up their personal style: padded vests and coats, available in many different shades, perfect both when worn alone and as an additional layer under your favorite jackets; quilted scarves and baseball caps, for an original and characterful look. Finally, at the last place on our list, but certainly not in importance, is the essential winter accessory, the one most loved and appreciated when the temperatures drop enough to make your teeth chatter: the beanie. It almost seems to us that the woolen beanie, a true must-have for every winter wardrobe that has withstood the succession of fashions and trends, always remaining a pillar of our outfits, is not given its due importance. Filson, Barbour and Baracuta celebrate this essential piece of clothing to the fullest, and offer really many different types, with colorful patterns and bright, vibrant hues: choose the perfect one to match the look of the day!