What's trending this season?

In South Africa we have entered that awkard time of the year where you don't really know how to dress, because the day starts off cold, but by lunch it's hot again and next thing you know the chill is back in the air. That's why I decided to have a look at what is and will be trending for this season. I have rounded it off to my 6 favourites.

1. Layering

This trend is great for the current weather we are experiencing, because you can just take off or add an item as the weather changes. We are talking jumpers over shirts, jackets over jumpers and even coats over jackets. A good tip, is to invest in items like coats, because they keep you warm while making you look super chic. Why not join us at our studio, Create.Hobby and learn how to sew this easy to wear, wrap coat. The statement fabric we used is also available at Create.sewing shop.

2. Shimmer and shine

Silver, especially, is having a moment and it is not just limited to evening wear. Think silver pleated skirts and tops, casual chic slip dresses and my favourite, combining sequins with other fabrics for those that are not brave enough to go full on silver. At Create.sewing shop they have the most stunning reversible sequins in a silver/blue colourway.

3. Jazzy jumpers

The easy to wear winter item, jumpers, get a quirky cool update with embellished details like pearls, embroidery and sequins.Our favourite take on this trend is a raglan, sequined sleeve jumper. You can learn how to sew your own, when you join us for a project class in the upcoming months. Contact us at info@createhobby.co.za for more info. We used the reversible sequins and a super soft grey melange knit from Create.sewing shop to make this one.

4. Leather

Or in our case pleather (faux leather) is back with a vengeance. This fabric was spotted on the runways in everything from skirts to leggings. If you would like to add a bit of this trend to your wardrobe, you can learn how to sew your own quilted pleather, panelled leggings at the Create.Hobby studio. Get more info about this by mailing us at info@createhobby.co.za. If you have something else in mind, you can also purchase this quilted pleather at Create.sewing shop.

5. Pink hues

The most loved colour this season is pink in all it's glory. From softer shades of blush to the brightest fuschia. We spotted a few trims and accessories in this colour over at Create.sewing shop.

6. Cardi's

Who can live without a cosy cardigan. An easy to wear item that goes with just about anything. We reckon sewing up one of your own in this embellished navy/cream stripe knit from Create.sewing shop would be a great idea. On the other hand if knitting is more your thing, the shop also stock stunning wool in a variety of trendy colours from Cowgirl Blues and Yama yarn.

There you have it. 6 Trends that can instantly update your winter wardrobe.

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