Braving The Chill With Bold Winter Statement Trends

Winter is upon us! It’s time to start braving the chill with these Bold Winter Statement Trends. That chill will only get sharper, and style mavens may as well start pondering the contents of their closets to create ensembles that stand out.

I compiled a list of Top 2016 Winter Trends for the quirky Khuluma magazine to ease the going. These choices will keep you toasty without labelling you fusty.

Military Trend Bombers

The definition of sartorial elegance is ever-changing. But even in the world of fickle fashion, the military style has managed to stake its unwavering claim. Classic olive or sequined military bombers are ubiquitous. Everyone, from celebrities to the lady next door, swears by its elegance, its unencumbered panache and most importantly, its ability to keep the nip at bay. If you want to turn heads, a military bomber jacket is a must-have for your winter line-up.

Oversized Coats

It turns out that size ‘does’ matter. The Oversized Trend has made many appearances over the years. From the billowing chiffon dresses of the 1920s and the distinctive Hip Hop style of the ’90s to the bold accessories of the late 2000s. 2016 is the year of the oversized coat. Just snuggle into one and embrace the cold. It is form-flattering (especially when paired with skinny leggings or boots) and convenient.

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Bold Winter Statement Trends

Maxi Longline Cardigans

Don’t wrinkle your nose at the word ‘cardigan’. This beauty has nothing in common with the shorter tasteless version that adds bulk to your form. The Maxi longline is an expert lauded transitional piece. In my opinion, it works well throughout the autumn-winter-pre spring period. Team with knee-length skirts or a pair of shorts when the mercury soars and opt for figure-hugging jeans and accessorised stoles when the snow is thick. You won’t be disappointed.

Sneaker Game

Seriously, this trend is a sub-culture with thousands of enthusiasts kneeling at the altars of Reebok, LeBron and Nike. If you think sneakers look good at a basketball game, think again. With colourways that emulate the rainbow and multiple models in low, mids and high, you can add a dash of brightness to the most boring winter outfit. And without compromising on comfort and a snug fit. Go sporty with track pants, maxi longlines and casual tops or project flirty by teaming them with A-line shorties. Ladies, the world is your oyster.

Accents and Furs

Accents are a must for every season! Who can resist the allure of the one piece of awesomeness? Accents can elevate the style quotient of an entire look to the stratosphere. This winter sport faux fur stoles pageant-style or sizzle in black velvet leather chokers for a throwback to the Moulin Rouge pizzazz.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to experiment. Fashion is a reflection of who you are and your perception of the world. While it’s good to borrow inspiration from what the influencers dictate, it is even better to put your spin on trends for personalised style triumphs that make you memorable. So what’s your pick this season?

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Winter Essentials Guide

Khuluma Magazine asked me to share my Top Winter Fashion picks in their July 2016 Fashion Pages

Statement furs in summery hues, shin-grazing coats thrown over the shoulder, or minimalist belted coats with sharp tailoring takes you from chilly to toasty.

Kumari Govender

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My style is eclectic and runs the gamut from free-spirited, quirky and vibrant to often aligned with what the runway dictates. Here is my Top Winter Fashion Picks that I would love to be caught by the shutterbugs in:

  1. Army Green Military Bomber or regular bombers
  2. Oversized coats in bold colours or white camel
  3. Statement fur accents in head-turning colours – stole or collar
  4. Leather culottes
  5. Black opaque tights (Wolford)
  6. Leather skirts and pencil skirts
  7. Sneaker Game / Trainer shoes
  8. Choker necklace
  9. Cashmere neck scarf
  10. Boyfriend jeans
  11. Structured pieces
  12. Layer over shoulder coat over a jacket
  13. Striped Asymmetric T-shirt
  14. Maxi Cardigans

Pencil skirts and midis in leather and wool paired with Wolford opaque tights look fierce and fight the chill!


Khuluma Magazine July 2016
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