Preferably black, preferably biker-style (this Zara one ticks all the boxes), the leather jacket is a cold weather staple which is showing no signs of fading here in Barcelona. Worn with everything from sporty hoodies to feminine floral prints, it’s a versatile jacket which adapts well to layering up or dressing down.
The knitted head turban is a must this season, as the temperature begins to drop and you need that extra something to keep your head warm. With the DIY and craft scene in full bloom here in the Catalan capital, the best option is to create your own if you have a bit of time on your hands.
Forget about feminine waistlines and tailored jackets, this winter’s coat is all about the straight lines and oversized feel. The androgynous look is as popular as ever here in Barcelona at the moment, and this season it looks like a loose or oversized jacket is the easiest way to add that touch of ambiguity to your wardrobe. This cream-colored oversized jacket by Zara is a current favorite.
Think real chunky. Like bigger than anything you thought was possible. Again, the handmade craze going round at the moment means that the best way to add this item to your collection is by making it yourself. There are hundreds of easy-to-follow tutorials available online and you don’t even need to buy any knitting needles, just use your hands and arms. Easy!
Velvet hasn’t made a comeback this hard since the nineties but it’s all over the High Street this fall, with the likes of Zara and Mango offering a range of easy-to-wear velvet designs. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s reserved for the evening though, a velvet blazer is the perfect way to add a touch of glam to a pair of jeans.
This fall’s denim trends are wide, with even the kick flare making a comeback on the catwalk. Wear your jeans cropped and opt for a pair of heels for a more feminine touch. Frayed ends, patchwork and quirky details are all on trend too, so don’t be afraid of choosing something a little bold.
If there’s one color that really stands out in Barcelona this season, it’s camel. This versatile color is perfect for everyday and casual wear, but is also easily dressed up for an understated, sophisticated evening outfit. The bestsellers are camel coats (like this one from Zara), and camel trousers (like these from Mango) but accessories like hats and scarves are also following suit.
There’s no chance of you getting cold in Barcelona if you opt for a chunky padded jacket like the ones that have been seen on the catwalk recently. Warm, waterproof, comfortable – it seems that the fashion industry has embraced the convenience of the padded down jacket and let it into its inner circle. For something truly functional and long-lasting, check out The North Face‘s range of goose-down jackets.
We’re talking floor-length dresses that make you stand out as the belle of the ball. Dior, Gucci, Valentino and Balenciaga have all featured sequins in their Fall/Winter 2016 collections, and together with velvet these are the two most fabulous materials for the holiday season. This beige number by Zara is just asking to be matched with a touch of color and some statement shoes for a glittery NYE.
Black patent leather (or its animal-friendly alternative, PVC) has been seen at fashion shows by Louis Vuitton and Chanel among others this autumn and is set to be one of this winter’s biggest trends. From mini skirts to oversized coats and even leggings, think all your favorite leatherwear but with a shiny upgrade.
Thought florals were only for the springtime? Think again. There’s no excuse to not be bright this winter, as feminine floral prints are everywhere to be seen this season. Loose floral skirts and dresses are perfect for pairing with a rugged leather jacket, while a bright patterned blouse will look great with denim or tucked down some wide-leg trousers.