Winter can be a difficult time to nail your street style look, with the need to keep warm and cover up competing against the urge to look trendy. But, in our humble opinion, winter is the perfect season to show off your street style, with statement coats and knits providing the perfect opportunity to turn heads.
So how can you rock winter street style this season? And what are the top looks you can take inspiration from?
We’ve gathered the best trends for Autumn/Winter 2020 street style. Keep reading to find out more!
Statement Coat With Skinny Jeans and Sneakers
The first look you should know about is a classic winter outfit that can be updated for 2020 with inspiration from the catwalk. Pair a statement coat with skinny, ankle-grazing jeans, and sneakers for a warm and wearable outfit.
Your coat can make its statement with a bold color, an eye-catching pattern, or even through its shape and style. This season has seen designers opting for longline coats featuring off the shoulder layering. This is a great way for you to layer up, and show a glimpse of your blouse or sweater below the coat.
For inspiration, check out the likes of Kaia Gerber and Karlie Kloss, who frequently show off their bold coat paired with an understated denim and sneaker finish.
For your footwear, Converse, Vans, or even Nike Air Force will do nicely.
Next up, let’s take a look at how you can make co-ords work in winter. While you might first imagine a cute floral shorts-and-crop-top co-ord set for the summer, adapting co-ords for the winter is one of the top street style 2020 looks.
The long sleeves and full-length trousers actually elevate co-ords and make them seem more high-fashion. Bella Hadid, for example, was recently photographed in a pale-brown denim co-ord set. She completed the look with black leather gloves, sunglasses, and a faux-fur bucket hat.
While this latest accessory might be difficult for the non-supermodels amongst us to pull off, we can certainly imitate the effortless yet stylish ensemble of a matching denim co-ord set.
Another fan of this look is Kendell Jenner, who put a vintage and Americana twist on denim co-ords with her all-white look. Rocking up to the Versace show in Milan, she paired this bold combination with black boots, sunglasses, and a headscarf.
Color Blocking With High-Waisted Pants
Our next outfit idea for street style for women is teaming high-waisted trousers with color blocking. As you’ll be keeping things relatively tame color-wise, this is a great opportunity to incorporate interesting textures into your look.
We loved Sofia Richie’s long and flowing camel-colored pants with a simple white blouse. She completed the look with oversized and chunky gold hoop earrings, with minimalistic hair and make-up. For those who are not quite confident enough to clash patterns, this is a classic yet fashion-forward choice.
High-waisted pants suit almost every body shape. The high waist allows you to accentuate your curves, you can add a belt to exaggerate this even further.
On top, you’ll almost certainly already have a plain knitted sweater in your wardrobe that can be tucked into the trousers.
Bright And Clashing Knits
This one isn’t for the faint-hearted. Put together some bright and clashing knits for a high-fashion street style aesthetic that will also keep you warm during the winter.
The colder months are the perfect opportunity to layer textures and accessories: gloves, scarves, hats, and sunglasses to fend off the glare from the winter sun.
Kate Upton’s multicolored Gucci jumper is a great place to start. We’ve always been told that “less is more” but sometimes, the rules are made to be broken.
Keep the bottom layer simple with slacks or jeans with a shirt, and let your accessories do the talking.
Knee-High Boots With Coat and Scarf
Knee-high boots ooze with glamour and are one of the sexiest winter looks. They can be paired with just about anything: dresses, skirts, or even jeans.
Just about every model – from Rosie Huntington-Whitely to Gigi Hadid – has rocked this footwear. And designers have also been pushing this look, with suede and leather knee-high boots seen across the catwalks.
Leather boots in winter also have the added bonus of keeping you warm! Pair them up with jeans and a long-sleeved tee for a laidback look, or try adding them to a skirt and sweater for the perfect cozy yet glamorous party outfit.
For more ideas about how to style your over the knee heeled boots, check out our video!
Oversize Cardigan With Flared Trousers
Our final outfit pick for winter street style 2020 is an easy to wear yet more fashionable take on an otherwise everyday look. Combine an oversize cardigan with flared pants for an outfit that is straight out of the New York street style textbook.
This outfit is a favorite of Selena Gomez, who we recently saw in a cream cable-knit cardigan, layered over a dark turtleneck sweater, with denim flares, and mocassins. She completed the look with sunglasses, gold hoop earrings, and a pulled back hairdo with a center parting.
While straight or skinny jeans are the go-to style of jeans for many of us, flares give your look an added edge. We promise you won’t regret this purchase that will elevate your wardrobe, and be a staple piece for your street style in 2020.
Now You’re Ready to Nail Your Winter Street Style
We hope this post has inspired you to re-work your wardrobe and create some stylish looks to see you through the winter! With a few staple pieces, it’s easy to achieve effortless yet trendy winter street style outfits.
For more fashion inspiration and to keep up to date with the latest trends, make sure you check out the other articles in our blog!