Winter is finally here, and our layer-loving selves couldn’t be more excited about it. There’s something so enjoyable about piecing together a multi-layered outfit. Summer’s slip dresses and minimalist just don’t quite have the same level of satisfaction. And in 2021, the winter fashion trends for Australia are a god-send for anyone with this love of layers. While we cover autumn/winter fashion trends for 2021, winter is about rugging up lush fabrics, from soft knits to leather. Tailoring is also continuing to be huge, and power suits will give your officewear an edge. On the casual front, chunky boots are everywhere, toughening up weekend denim ensembles and knit dresses.

Here are our selects of the winter fashion trends for 2021 in USA.

Knit Dress and Boot

Get tough with the lug sole boot, featuring a chunky sole that could withstand a total snow season – even though that’s not really a reality for most of Australia. Still, the style is very much trending globally. Team with everything from your sleek knit dresses to jeans and an oversized blazer. These boots are designed to pare back otherwise slick fits or add an extra layer of laid-back energy to your weekend wardrobe.

The easiest way to look pulled together, the knit dress is a staple item for winter 2021 and is well worth investing in. Go for a maxi or midi length to nail the trend, and pair with those lug sole boots (we’ll also accept those exxy black ankle boots you invested in last winter, keep going with that fashion mileage!).

Thanks to both runway trends and Netflix series The Serpent, the 70s is trending in a big way – but while past years have seen that strong Woodstock, bohemian hippie vibe coming through, 2021 is all about a mix of Palm Springs, poolside energy, and Studio 54 power dressing. Think velvet suits, jewel tones, free-flowing silks, and stand-out prints. OTT never looked so good.

History

Continuing with the 70s theme, the collared knit started to emerge trend-wise during the warmer months but is definitely set to go big this season. Earth tones are great here, and a fitted knit is perfect for a sexy, casual date.

The ultimate layering piece, a knit vest in 2021 should be baggy, long-line, and will make your casual slacks and denim work harder. Bonus – take the vest into spring by wearing it solo. A super sexy, slouchy vibe.

Mix up your wardrobe of straight and flare jeans by adding a pair of bootcut jeans. The 90s staple is back, offering a slightly more refined silhouette compared to a flare. But a little more vibey than classic straights. Pair with chunky sneakers or boots and a blazer for the office.

The power suit is a timeless wardrobe staple that every woman should have in their wardrobe, but the 2021 trend update is boxy, masculine and laid-back – but nonetheless powerful. Brown tones are big this year, and the best partner for a power suit is undeniably a plain, classic tee. Or if you’re feeling yourself, why not button your blazer and go bra-only for a night out.