Gloves in street style

Gloves in street style: how to use the accessory?

No, it is not for protection from the cold or for gala events. Gloves are cool accessories of the moment!

Among the fashionistas’ favorite options are the gloves with vibrant models. Or with varied prints, ranging from the typical striped and polka dots to the animal print that, as always, is dominating the streets. But of course, for more classic women, traditional options like leather gloves are always welcome. They bring the necessary boldness to street style productions in an exquisite and traditional way.
The humble glove is having a breakout moment, morphing from practical garment to avant-garde accessory, and it’s been a long time coming. For starters, it’s not an entirely unexpected trend as gloves have been slowly transitioning from practicality to fashion for the past few years.
Long gloves first started to appear as a fashion statement in the 1700s as short sleeves became fashionable in ladies fashion. The longer glove still allowed those to partake in the short sleeve style whilst still retaining a level of modesty as they could cover up the skin on their arm.
The original purpose of gloves was to protect the hands, keep them warm, and they were shaped more like mittens.

Whatever your reason for wearing gloves, there are some considerations when choosing winter gloves for women:

Style – you are never wrong or right when picking a certain style of gloves, as it mostly comes down to personal preference. However, it does make sense to choose a pair of winter gloves that go with the rest of your wardrobe. So, if you choose them for a daily use, you can have anything from technical gloves to a smart leather pair, from smart or driving gloves to Mongolian cashmere mittens.

Fabric – you can have a wide range of choice in fabric, but in the end, you have to decide what purpose you are buying your gloves for: if you want them for your everyday wear in the city, then shearling gloves are probably not the best choice, as they can be too warm. However, you have to know that the fabric the gloves are made of depends mostly on the style picked by the designers, so you will rarely find a knitted pair of driving gloves.

Colour – stick with the classic colourways such as grey or navy to fit with most of your wardrobe, if you want to be on the safe side. If you dare venture away from the usual shades, choose the autumnal leaves colours (dark greens and browns), or follow the fashion icons to guide you to the season’s most important colour trends. The new colours that have been introduced by fashion designers for the winter gloves for women 2020/2021 are not just timeless seasonal classics filled with personality, but also unique colour statements that stand out.

Among the fresh colour classics for Autumn/Winter  we can find the autumnal orange, the sultry red, the earthy sandstone, the ultramarine green or the fired brick, while the season’s classics, offering a rich colour narrative remain the military olive, the timeless grey or the almond-oil subtle white shades.

Warm, classy, simple or chic, gloves are a winter staple, that have made their way back into fashion to finish off our outfits with an old-fashion flair.

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