Australian winter fashion trends to try in 2021

The trends you should wear when winter strikes in Australia.

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The farewell to warmer days is tough. It's a bittersweet time of year and there's no sugarcoating it.

But the change of season also signals a few months of cosiness and comfort ahead, and you can look forward to switching up your wardrobe for something a little more... put together. Because let's be honest, winter dressing takes a minute or two extra to achieve the polished "I got this" vibe.

If you need an extra hand, we've done the hard work for you and rounded up a list of the hottest trends we're going to be wearing this season to keep warm and look good.


Shades of brown

There's no denying that the colour of the season is brown - dark brown, light brown, it's all about the neutral tones!

If you want to ease into the trend, opt for a cute brown sweater or shoulder bag. But if you're ready to jump all in, we recommend putting together an outfit made up entirely of neutral tones - it looks so effortless and chic.

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Puffy Sleeves

Puffy sleeves have been popular before (both in the summer and winter), but thanks to TV shows like Bridgerton, they're still sticking around.

You've got the option to play around with different fabrics, texture and colours, and they look super flattering on all body shapes and sizes.

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Chunky Boots

Chunky boots are back and better than ever - they're featured on the feet of all your favourite influencers and bloggers.

They can look a little intimidating for some, but at least they're comfortable. If you're keen to invest in a pair that you'll keep for years and years, you cannot go wrong with a classic pair of Dr Martens.

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Leather

Leather is everywhere this season - and we're not just talking about your classic biker jackets and boots. This season, we are loving leather coats, blazers, pants, skirts and more.

Now is the time to really play around with the fabric and experiment with different colours and finishes.

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Blazers

A staple in your workwear wardrobe this winter, blazers can easily dress up any outfit and make you look super fashionable and on-trend.

Of course, you don't have to go crazy with a bold pink colour. Take your pick from different patterns and more neutral and wearable tones.

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Sweater Vests

One of the newer winter fashion trends that we're very keen to try is the sweater vest.

We all know that winter fashion is about layering - and this is one of the best layering pieces to invest in. Chuck a crisp white shirt underneath and throw on a coat over the top for those chillier days.

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Corsets

Another fashion trend that's come to fruition thanks to Bridgerton is corsets.

Now you may be thinking - how can I wear something like this in winter? Similar to sweater vests, corsets make a great layering piece and can make it look like you actually tried putting an outfit together. Plus, they look super sexy and flattering on all body shapes.

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Cosy loungewear

While things may slowly be going back to normal in Australia, that doesn't mean the cosy loungewear sets are going anywhere. Comfort is key with this trend, and thankfully, you can dress it up or down.

Shop all kinds of styles from most major retailers. Take your pick from minimal colour ways, bold hues, printed graphics and unique textures.

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Puffer jackets

If you struggle with the cold, invest in a good quality puffer jacket. You can opt for a classic black style that's super easy to wear, or you can go bold with a brightly coloured or textured style.

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Flares

Whether you like it or not, flares - and all types of baggy jeans for that matter - are in and they're not going anywhere.

If you're hesitant to try the full-on 70s bellbottoms, opt for flares that are slightly straighter. You'll be surprised by how flattering a pair of flares can be if you get the right cut.

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Shackets

If you can't decide whether you're hot or cold, allow us to introduce you to the shacket.

It's a shirt and jacket hybrid, and will fit into your transeasonal wardrobe seamlessly. There's a number of different styles on the market, including coloured, printed, longline and more.

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Shades of green

Green is another trendy colour of the season, and there's a lot of variety to experiment with. You can opt for deep, rich tones or something more subtle like sage.

These colours suit just about everyone - it's great on dark skin, pale skin, blondes and brunettes. Plus, it's adds some nice colour to your winter wardrobe that's probably full of black.

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Checkered prints

Every blogger, influencer and fashionable celeb is rocking checkered print and we are so happy to see it. It looks effortlessly chic and is surprisingly super easy to work with.

Blazers are the easiest pick - but if you're feeling bold, why not bring out your inner Cher Horowitz and try this trend in a matching set?

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