Australian winter fashion trends to try in 2018

The trends you should wear when winter strikes in 2018. We have you covered, literally.

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.

With the runway shows long forgotten, let us give you the recap on what we’re all wearing this season to keep warm and look hot.

Check prints

This is certainly one of the biggest trends of autumn and winter in Australia. Every blogger, influencer and fashionable celeb is wearing checks, and almost every catwalk show at Fashion Week Australia this year featured checks.

If you're going to pick a trend to try, this is the one. Why not bring out your inner Cher Horowitz and trying this trend in a matching skirt and blazer?

Over-the-knee boots

Who are we kidding? These are still cool and you still need a pair. Over-the-knee boots is one winter trend that’s been on rotation for a couple of years now and we’re pleased about it. You can buy them in suede or leather and go for either a slouchy or skin-tight style. You should aim for nice neutrals that will make them easy to style with most of your wardrobe.

Waist it

Give your outfit more of a feminine touch this season by cinching in the waist and letting your silhouette shine.

Got a cute oversized coat that needs an update? Looking to jazz up a top you’ve had tucked into your closet?

Gather your box shift dresses and mid-length slips then wrap a nice belt around your midsection for an instant outfit change.

The one-colour outfit

Pick a tone and dress in it head-to-toe. Wild, we know. Try a mint or deep peach tiered in cotton and silks for something a little different. It’s comfort slash chic and you’ll turn heads wherever you are.


Trends are rarely both fun and practical. This is a rare exception so we are very much on board. Keep the winter chill at bay by piling on a fluffy faux fur to keep yourself cosy. And why not ditch your regular blacks and whites and opt for something in red, purple or burgundy? Since most of your winter wardrobe is probably black, white, grey or denim, a pop of colour can revitalise your style.

White boots

This modern incarnation of '60s mod style is one of the coolest trends this winter. Life's too boring in all black, so swap your standard ankle boots for a white pair. It's one of the easiest ways to elevate your style this season. We love this trend so much that we've already found 50 of the coolest white boots to buy for winter.

Denim and denim

It’s never going anywhere, so if you haven’t caught on, now is the time to do so. This season it’s baggy, but whatever your preference is, find the perfect cut and buy some. Then buy them in another colour. Add a matching jacket into the equation and you’re the best dressed human in the room.

Winter whites

Winter can be dull and dark. You wake up to gloomy skies and most often you leave the office in the dark – all while wearing dark palettes. Give yourself an instant mood boost when you roll through winter wearing white whites. This is a simple trick to lighten the mood of the people around you and yourself.

Teddy coats

It's the cosiest trend this winter and once you try one on you won't want to take it off. Go traditional and buy one in a classic camel or go dark and opt for black. We've picked our favourite teddy coats already, all you need to do is add to cart.


Yes, it's still here.

This trend just won't die – and we don't want it to. Gingham is still one of the biggest trends around. But instead of the classic gingham dress mix it up! For this winter try the print in a pair of cigarette pants or even an a-line skirt.

Puffer jackets

This is perfect for anyone who really feels the cold. Puffer jackets are the unexpected trend this season that even the most fashionable girls are wearing. Go classic and try a black style or be daring and opt for something in a bold red or blue.

Womens Evening Shadow Longline Hooded Puffer Jacket
Womens Evening Shadow Longline Hooded Puffer Jacket


The smaller trends

Red boots


Forest green

Source: Getty Images/Camilla and Marc

The casual pant-suit


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