feature2

Australian winter fashion trends to try in 2016

Information verified correct on December 11th, 2016

What trends to wear when winter strikes in 2016. We have you covered, literally.

Style lovers, winter is upon us and while most of us are probably still in denial about the departure of summer - it's the perfect chance to refresh your winter wardrobes and curate cute cold-weather outfits. Hell yes.

With every new season comes the emerging trends we spotted on the runway during fashion month and a whirl of new season stock flooding our favourite fashion sites. It's out with light playsuits and sundresses and in with knits and other feel-good fabrics.

Read on for our rundown, we promise they'll be easy breezy.


The classics.

Over the knee boots.

Ok, so these were a hit last winter too, but with the follow on effect from a 70s inspired summer, now's the time to steer clear of black and try a burnt copper or cream suede for your OTK's. Style under a midi skirt and tucked in sweater for a ladylike day look or add a touch of after dark vibe by wearing an a-line mini under a longer length jacket.

otk

Siren Pippen $319.95
THE ICONIC
Billini Lara $139.95
THE ICONIC
Public Desire Keira Clear Heel OTK Boots $106.00
ASOS

Stripes.

Still here, still hot. A pinstripe top is an easy win that's a must-have in every woman's wardrobe, wear it to the office tucked in with wide leg pants, or cruise into your weekend brunch in skinny jeans and ankle boots. Bonus points if you double up on a pinstripe outfit. Bored with the pinstripe? Candy coloured stripes are the alternative loved by street-style stars right now.

Striped D Ring Detail Blouse $46.20
Missguided
C/MEO Collective Stay Ready Stripe Pants $159.96
THE ICONIC
C/MEO Collective Halftime Dress $215.96
THE ICONIC

Denim x 2.

Work the same shades of denim into a two piece ensemble. Light wash jeans and jacket worn with a white or grey top? Killer look. Hit the streets in this urban getup for ultimate cool-girl style. Throw on a neck bandana and shades for serious attitude.

Rollas Embroidered Jacket $169.95
General Pants
Jane Cropped Flare Jean Paris Blue
General Pants
Monki Distressed Washed Boyfriend Jeans $85
ASOS

The turtle neck.

Equal parts practical and stylish the turtleneck has made a come back in a big way. Perfectly paired with high waisted denim or worn with skirts - there's not much a turtleneck isn't good for. Stock up on staple colours in your wardrobe; cream, marle grey and black for easy rotations. If you aren't yet ready to pack away your summer clothes, try a turtleneck under a cute pinafore or strappy dress. Layers are your best friend.

Ribbed Funnel Neck Top £16
Topshop
Atmos&Here Zali Sleeveless Turtleneck Knit $49.95
THE ICONIC
High Neck Ruched Bodysuit Black $42.00
Missguided

The one colour outfit.

Think grey pants, grey top, grey jacket. Pairing ultimate neutrals together in a Kim Kardashian manner pays off. Enough said.

Eloise Edge to Edge Chunky Cardigan $36
Boohoo
Longline Jersey Midi Skirt Grey $25.20
Missguided
Tall Grey Fold Over Bardot Neck Top £12.99
New Look

Luxe whites.

For a look that's chic, sophisticated and clean opt for an all white attire. The trick to this trend is mixing up the textures. Try a chunky knit atop a long silk slip or cotton-blend white culottes. Keep cosy, look cool.

Atmos&Here Maple Tie Front Top $49.95
THE ICONIC
Atmos&Here Reagan Tapered Pants $69.95
THE ICONIC
ASOS Denim Top with Tie Back and Raw Hem Peplum i...
ASOS

Sweats. 

It's the off-duty model look that's gaining traction. Hallelujah. Grey marle sweats and hoodies, Kendall Jenner style, are your best friend this winter. Just add a cropped moto leather jacket and aviators to polish it off. On the bottoms you can wear anything from a mini skirt, skinny jeans or double up with matching sweatpants. And sneakers.

Lace Up Shoulders Sweater Grey $46.20
Missguided
Calvin Klein Vintage Logo Sweatshirt $109.95
THE ICONIC
Calvin Klein Intense Power Pyjama Pants $99.00
ASOS

The smaller trends: 

  • Reefer jackets. Channel the military look with a reefer jacket. Wear over pretty printed dresses or lace slips to soften up the look.
  • Velvet. Deep midnight blues, rich reds, emerald green and black. Velvet is a winter fabric we can't get enough of. If you're looking to ease into the trend, start with a velvet choker.
  • Leather culottes. They might be harder to find but these pants pack serious punch. Style with your trusty turtleneck and a cocoon coat.
  • Faux-fur stole or collar. Be adventurous, try a pop of bright blue or jewel green.

The top fashion sites to shop from


Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

  • Spell and the Gypsy Collective: Free worldwide delivery
  • Princess Polly: Free express shipping when you spend over $50
  • Beginning Boutique: Free express shipping to Australian address for orders above $50
  • ASOS: Free standard delivery when you spend above $40 and free express shipping on orders above $125
  • Showpo: Free shipping to Australia and New Zealand for all orders above $50
  • THE ICONIC: Free next day delivery for all orders over $50
  • Mura: Free shipping worldwide for all orders above $100
  • Glue Store: Free standard delivery Australia-wide on orders over $75
  • General Pants: Free express delivery to Australian addresses for orders above $75
  • TopShop: Free international standard delivery for all orders over £100
  • Hunters and Gatherers Bazaar: Free delivery to Australia for all orders above $150
  • David Jones: Free standard delivery when you spend $100 in a single transaction

Top deals and discounts

Take a further 50% off sale items

Sportscraft is offering a further 50% off on selected sale items.

30% off all orders

Simply use the code to get 30% off all orders at J.Crew.

Show code & visit siteGI****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

25% off a great selection of items

Take 25% off a great selection of items with the code at Bloomingdale's. Conditions Apply

Show code & visit siteFR****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Up to 50% off

Boohoo is offering deals all weekend, up to 50% off sitewide.

30% off everything

Simply use the code to get 30% off everything at Pretty Little Thing. Excluding sale items.

Show code & visit siteRE****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

30% off all full price

Get 30% off all full price at Dotti.Conditions apply

20% off all orders + free shipping orders over $50

Get 20% off all orders with code GREEN20 at checkout & receive free shipping with orders over $50 at PacSun.Conditions apply

Show code & visit siteGR****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

25% off dresses

Get 25% off dresses at Dissh when you use the code at checkout. Valid on full-priced dresses only. Excludes sale items. T&Cs apply.

Show code & visit site25****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Win a $1000 Princess Polly wardrobe + 3 gift vouchers worth $100 for your best friends

Get a chance to win a $1000 Princess Polly wardrobe plus 3 gift vouchers worth $100 for your best friends when you shop online at Princess Polly. Conditions apply. Check website for more details.

30% off all undies & bras

Get 30% off all undies & bras at Bond.Conditions apply

Free shipping on orders over US$ 50

Get free shipping on orders over US$ 50 at YOOX.com.Conditions apply

Up to 50% off

Get up to 50% off at Farfetch.Conditions apply

Up to 70% off original prices

Get up to 70% off original prices at BNKR.Conditions apply

40% off selected tops

Get 40% off selected tops at BNKR.Conditions apply

Show code & visit siteST****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

40% off exclusives

THE ICONIC is offering a huge 40% off exclusives. Ends 12.12.16, limited by stock levels.

Show code & visit siteDE****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

$10 off your first dress rental

Get $10 off your first dress rental plus all the latest looks and style tips at GlamCorner .Conditions apply

Exclusive

$30 off when you spend $100

Missguided are offering $30 off when you spend $100. offer ends Tuesday. Exclusive offer.

Show code & visit siteSU****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

10% off for students

Get 10% off only for students at Showpo.Conditions apply

Up to 30% off women's, men's items and more: Christmas Extravaganza

Get up to 30% off women's, men's items and more at Debenhams.

30% off selected seasonal offers

Get 30% off selected seasonal offers at Forever 21. Conditions Apply

20% off party wear

Get 20% off party wear at Beginning Boutique.Conditions apply

Show code & visit sitePA****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

12 days of Christmas savings

Incredible deals and massive savings for 12 days only at Catch Of The Day.Conditions apply

30% off dresses

Missguided are offering a huge 30% off dresses for a limited time only.

Show code & visit sitesp****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Free express shipping

Receive free express shipping at The Outnet. Conditions Apply

64% off for long sleeves mini knitted dress

Get 64% off for long sleeves mini knitted dress at SammyDress. Conditions Apply

Exclusive

25% off all orders

Get 25% off all your orders with the code at Pretty Little Thing. Conditions Apply

Show code & visit siteFI****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Free Shipping for Xmas

Receive free shipping on orders at Farfetch. Conditions Apply

Sambag VIP Sale

Enjoy Sambag VIP sale at Sambag. Conditions Apply

Show code & visit siteSA****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Up to 75% off sale items + spend $100, get 25% off sitewide and a free wallet

Get up to 75% off sale items plus spend $100 and get 25% off site wide and a free wallet only at Rebecca Minkoff. Conditions Apply

30% off all girls clothing

Get 30% off all girls clothing at Forever 21. Conditions apply.

Gifts under $100 + FREE shipping and returns

Shop for gifts under $100 and receive free shipping and returns at Rebecca Minkoff.

Gifts under $50 + FREE shipping and returns

Shop for gifts under $50 and receive free shipping and returns at Rebecca Minkoff.

$10 off Holiday dresses and Winter Wedding dresses

Simply use the code to get $10 off on Holiday dresses & Winter Wedding dresses at Light In The Box. Minimum order of $89 or more.

Show code & visit siteFA****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Up to 70% off

Get up to 70% off at Oasis in their sale section. Until stocks last.

10% off women's fashion items

Simply use the code to get 10% off women's fashion items at SurfStitch.

Show code & visit siteWO****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

8% off all orders

Get 8% off all orders by using the code at checkout.

Show code & visit siteSA****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

FREE shipping on orders over $50

Get free shipping on orders over $50 at Sportsgirl.

Dresses $32 and under

Shop for elegant dresses for just $32 or less.

40% off select women's styles

Get 40% off select women's styles from Caslon, Halogen and more. While supplies last.

Tops from $9

Save big when you shop for tops from $9 at Missguided.

Denim from $30

Shop for denim from $30 at Missguided.

Up to 75% off clearance items

Shop Boohoo's clearance section and save up to 75% on the regular price.

20% off party wear

Get 20% off party wear at Beginning Boutique.Conditions apply

Show code & visit sitePA****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

FREE delivery on orders over $100

Get free delivery on orders over $100 at Beginning Boutique.

FREE gift on orders of $40 or more

Get a free gift when you spend $40 or more. Choices available.

10% off

Sign up to Beginning Boutique's newsletter for 10% off your next order at Beginning Boutique.

Show code & visit sitefu****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Win a $1000 Princess Polly wardrobe + 3 gift vouchers worth $100 for your best friends

Get a chance to win a $1000 Princess Polly wardrobe plus 3 gift vouchers worth $100 for your best friends when you shop online at Princess Polly. Conditions apply. Check website for more details.

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off at the Princess Polly Boxing Day sale. Sale is still running but get in quick before the best pieces sell out.

10% off your next order

Receive 10% off on your next order by joining at Princes Polly by joining polly mail.

Get $20 off on your birthday

Subscribe to Polly Mail and when your birthday comes around you'll receive $20 to spend at Princess Polly. Conditions apply.

Free Express Shipping to New Zealand

Get free express shipping on orders over $80 to New Zealand at Princess Polly. Receive item in 1-2 days.

Free Express Shipping on orders $70+ to the USA

Get free express shipping on orders over $70 to the USA at Princess Polly. Receive item in 2-3 days with local returns to California.

Shop now & pay over 8 weeks with After Pay

Shop now & pay over 8 weeks with After Pay at Princess Polly. Plus, get free express shipping on orders over $50. Exclusions apply.

Free standard delivery

Get free standard delivery when you spend over $100

Up to 50% off in the sale

Get discount when you shop from the sale section at David Jones.

40% off exclusives

THE ICONIC is offering a huge 40% off exclusives. Ends 12.12.16, limited by stock levels.

Show code & visit siteDE****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Free Overnight Shipping over AUD $50

Get free shipping when you spend over $50 at The Iconic.

Doone Roisin

Doone Roisin is the social media butterfly and Fashion Editor at finder.com.au. She's an online shopping enthusiast ready to show you what to buy and how to wear it, the best sales around town and insider tips to make note of.

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Christmas Deals & Specials

Christmas Gifts for Girlfriends
Christmas Gifts for Girlfriends

Find the perfect gift for your girlfriend, regardless of your budget.

More info...
Need antivirus for a new laptop?
Need antivirus for a new laptop?

Norton™ Security Premium for 3 Devices $89.99

More info...
Christmas Ideas
Christmas Ideas

Visit our Christmas homepage for gift ideas, markets, travel & deals.

More info...

Ask a Question

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Disclaimer: At finder.com.au we provide factual information and general advice. Before you make any decision about a product read the Product Disclosure Statement and consider your own circumstances to decide whether it is appropriate for you.
Rates and fees mentioned in comments are correct at the time of publication.
By submitting this question you agree to the finder.com.au privacy policy, receive follow up emails related to finder.com.au and to create a user account where further replies to your questions will be sent.

Ask a question
feedback