While winter may seem dark and drab at times, it is also the season for fashion to be bold, sophisticated and sparkling. Fans of velvet and sequins can rejoice as these two winter favorites make their yearly return; however, for those who are after trends with extra oomph, below are the six winter trends to treat yourself to this year.

1. Glossy Fabrics

Glossy fabrics have been seen on various catwalks this season, such as plastic, vinyl, latex and leather. If you want to look on trend this winter, purchase high-shine clothing that will add a little edge to your overall look. For example, you can purchase a feminine dress in patent red, or you can channel Chanel with a metallic material.

If you want to start small, try incorporating glossy fabric accessories, such as shoes and bags.

2. Pastel Blue

Forget the little black dress and add a pop of color to your closet with pastel blue winter clothing. Winter doesn’t mean you need to wear dark, moody clothing, as many fashion designers and retailers will be adding more summery pastel hues to their collections this season, so you will be able to take your pick from various powdery blues. It’s an ideal color for cozy knits, trouser suits, and accessories, plus more. Channel your favorite ice cream colors and feel light, bright and young this winter!

3. The Duffle Coat

The iconic duffle coat is set to become a popular fashion trend this winter, as it offers the perfect mix of sophistication and style. Originally made for the Royal Navy, the duffle coat continues to prove popular with all ages every year thanks to its toggled buttons and large hood, which will protect you from the harshest of temperatures. Visit Gloverall.com to find the perfect coat for you.

4. Unique Sweaters

Rather than opting for a plain sweater this winter, give your closet a little life by choosing one of the jazzy sweaters available throughout the season. Slogan sweaters are expected to appear in retail stores across the world and can add a touch of personality to your style. Ponchos are also back and are bolder than ever, as they will feature zig-zag designs that will add a burst of color onto your outfit. Plus, they will definitely keep you warm when temperatures start to drop.

5. Scarf Prints

Many designers have taken inspiration from the classic silk scarf this winter, as the print will appear on tops, slinky dresses, and headscarves. The design was inspired by London designer Richard Quinn, but many social media influencers and stores such as Zara have already begun featuring the micro trend.

6. Mini Shoulder Bags

Sex and the City might be over, but Carrie Bradshaw continues to inspire fashion trends across the world. Her iconic mini shoulder bag is set to reappear in fashion this season and can be perfectly matched with a pair of strappy heels. Choose from designs that feature logos, glittery embellishments or chain straps. It’s the perfect handbag for both the day and night, so it’s bound to become a staple item in your closet this winter.