Have you kitted out your winter wardrobe yet? As winter approaches, it’s time to get the look with the key trends that have emerged this winter. From pleats to ankle boots and capes to knitwear, these fashionable styles will keep you warm until spring.


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Capes are not going anywhere soon. In fact, they are actually getting bigger and louder each winter. This year, we have seen capes that are as long as ankle length, with other trends such as 1970s boho fringing featured on the cape. It’s not necessarily ideal for a muddy winter walk, but it’s perfect for a night out.

Ribbed Knitwear

Knitwear appears in every what-to-wear list each autumn or winter, but this year, ribbed knitwear in particular will keep you looking on-trend. The great thing about ribbed knitwear is its ability to hide whether you’ve had one (or two!) too many Christmas puds. It works on jumpers, cardigans, dresses and even skirts.


Pleated skirts are a fabulous fashion trend that manages to make you look both sophisticated and youthful at once. From thin to wide pleats on short or mid-length skirts, this style can be seen everywhere this winter. Wear a pleated skirt or pleated dress with a thick pair of tights for a perfect winter outfit.

Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are proving to be another trend that won’t budge. Ankle boots are ideal for nights out when you don’t want to subject your toes to stilettoes and also perfect for work, smart causal occasions and Christmas get-togethers. Retailers such as shoerepublik.ie stock a selection of ladies ankle boots that can be teamed with jeans, a skirt or a dress.


Key colours for the 2015/16 fashion season are crimson and scarlet red. Red is an ideal colour for a Christmas party dress or even a jumper to give some festive flair to your outfit. Pair a red dress with a wide black belt and black ankle boots for a look that really stands out.

There are plenty of styles to choose from this winter, and you can even blend these trends into one outfit for the ultimate look. For a simple yet classy day-to-evening outfit, opt for a ribbed red knitwear jumper, a pleated skirt and a pair of ankle boots.