Julia Kuczynska during London Fashion Week wearing an impressive three out of five of the top trends for both this winter and last — rose quartz, velvet, and a puffer coat - Sept 17, 2017 Julia Kuczynska during London Fashion Week wearing an impressive three out of five of the top trends for both this winter and last — rose quartz, velvet, and a puffer coat - Sept 17, 2017

Delicate shades of rose quartz, sumptuous velvet, puffer coats…

These trends aren’t new, but the fact that they’re still going strong after a solid year of being incontestably in style is a testament to their staying power. And this day and age, with trends flashing in and out of fashion like lightning, that’s a big deal. Here are the top Winter 2018 picks you can expect to see out and about in your city, if not in your own closet!

The Fabric: Velour Allure

Cozy and soft, velour will continue to shimmer on the red carpets and beyond. Though it has consistently been trending since last year, there’s no question that velvet truly comes into its own for winter.

The Color: Rose Quartz

So, Rose Quartz was technically Pantone’s Color of 2016, but anyone who thought this gentle shade would disappear as soon as we turned the calendar was sorely mistaken. This goes for 2018 every bit as much as 2017. Pairing well with earth tones and irresistible in a Valentino dress, the soft-spoken hue remains a fave of celebs like Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

The Dress: À La Sheer Lace

Lace confections have been steadily popular for multiple years now, thanks mainly to the innovative label Self-Portrait. Obviously, this look will have to be paired with a warm coat or layered for the sake of winterizing. But you should by no means move your favorite lace dress to the back of the closet just because temps are nosediving!

The Coat: Puff Pieces

Puffer coats are the ultimate way to stay both warm and chic — even on the red carpet, if you’re Solange Knowles. The street stylists set the score during Fashion Week last February in unbelievably oversized items that resurfaced on the recent Tommy Hilfiger runway among other shows. This means plenty of insulating options to choose from as temps really start to drop! — jas