The 4 Important Winter Trends Our Editors Have Actually Bought Into

We probably say this every year, but the winter trends on offer in 2018 are some of the best we've seen. Of course, we all know that fashion is cyclical, however, it appears all of our favourite trends have come back around at once, making the urge to shop even more insatiable.

From leopard motifs and gorgeous hues to flattering silhouettes, there are so many treats to be had. On the flip side, though, it can be overwhelming to know which ones to invest in first. Which is where we come in, as our editors have each picked their #1 trend of the season.

Interestingly, everyone opted for a party-ready trend (can you tell what's on our minds and in our diaries?), but with the ability to be dressed up or down, you'll find these pieces go way beyond the midnight hour.

Scroll down to see our picks of the best winter pieces, as chosen by our editors.

Hannah Almassi, Editorial Director: Crystals

"My trend for the season has to be crystals on everything and worn with everything. I can't get enough of them, and now I just need an excuse to wear them. … I have already bought Marni's black block heels, so that's a good start."

Keep your mani minimal and dark for a cool contrast

Emma Spedding, Deputy Editor: Rich Satin

Winter Fashion Editor Shopping Picks: Deputy Editor Emma Spedding is backing satin in rich tones.



"It seems like everything on my wish list right now is in satin and in rich colours such as champagne, emerald green and rust. This is a trend with longevity, as I know the Zara blouse and Ghost ivory slip dress (as demonstrated by Monikh Dale) will look expensive for years to come."

Call off the search—we've just found the perfect Christmas party dress.

Keep your top half pared-back to let this rust skirt stand out.

Wear this dress with a roll-neck and hiking boots for an off-duty spin.

Invest now before it disappears like the rest of this season's slips. 

Isabel Mundigo-Moore, Associate Social Media Editor: Gold Shoes

Winter Fashion Editor Shopping Picks: Associate Social Media Editor Isabel Mundigo-Moore is all over gold shoes.



"My wardrobe is largely minimal, but when it comes to shoes, that's where I let myself go. Right now, gold footwear is on my radar. Throw a pair on with jeans and you'll look like you've made all the effort."

Don't attend the party—be the party in these boots.

Understated and chic, you'll get so much wear out of these strappy heels. 

Maxine Eggenberger, Who What Wear UK Contributor: Lurex

Winter Fashion Editor Shopping Picks: Who What Wear UK contributor is lapping up all the lurex finds.


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"I find the allure of sparkle impossible to resist, but not every occasion calls for full-on bling, which is why I'm turning to metallic lurex. The knitted texture makes it feel less fancy but the glistening threads still appease my inner magpie."

Wear this with the matching skirt, and finish with gold glitter shoes. 

Knitted pleats are significantly more flattering than the usual chiffon offering.

Try wearing this turquoise knit with baby pink for a pretty colour clash.

Rainbow stripes are a key look this party season.

Wear these strides with a band tee and barely there strap heels.

Zara's sellout black strap heels have had a party-ready makeover.

These are just a few of the winter 2018 trends you ought to know, so make sure you get clued up on the rest…

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