Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Favorite Winter Trends: Shannon from Little Kids Grow

Hi everyone! It's me, Shannon, from Little Kids Grow.

Okay, so before I start talking about my favorite winter trends for this year, I feel the need to express to you that I have ABSOLUTELY NO PLACE to wear these garments. Ha! Ha! But, they inspire me. They get my creative juices flowin' and spark my imagination for how clothes can truly transform.

For this 2013-2014 winter season, my eye has definitely been drawn to SHAPE. I'm always fascinated when designers can take something as simple as a sleeve and turn it into a work of art, like this lovely dress below by Alexander McQueen.

And, do you see the beading on those shoes? Wow! (Shoe shapes are another fascination of mine, but they deserve their own post, so I'll save that for another time.)

Jackets are a favorite fall/winter staple in my closet. I'm a HUGE fan of tailored jackets and they are usually just what I need to pull a look together. The following jackets are not the "final piece" to an outfit types. Their SHAPE definitely makes them the conversation starter.

Great SHAPE is not always limited to stiffer fabrics. It can also be found in softer fabrics that are cut perfectly to drape more fluidly while retaining their shape. This is evident in the contrast between the two-piece dressing from Christian Dior vs. Valentino below.

And, finally, my personal favorite is the element of surprise. Is it a coat? Is it a dress? I don't know, but it's amazing! From fabric selection to feathers, it takes skill to create a garment SHAPE that has an ambiance of its own.

Thank you for allowing me to share my picks for this winter season. Hope yours is a great one!



  1. Very interesting... I like some of the jacket shapes and those sleeves are gorgeous.

  2. Oooooooh. You found some AMAZING things!!! Thanks so much Shannon! Love this round-up! That Valentino dress is right up my alley....

  3. Beautiful! I love all of these. Especially the shapes of the outfits.