What’s the Trend Forecast for Winter?

By on October 18, 2011, in Fashion Trends, Soft Surroundings

Cozy Sweaters, Stylish Boots, Beautiful Jackets. . and a chic Fedora to top them off!

The weather forecast is clear – for many of us, colder temperatures are headed our way. It has been so wonderful to linger in the comfortable days of fall. But fear not, we promise that this relaxation can carry over to the chillier months of the season – if you are dressed for it!  Soft Surroundings’ gives you the perfect solutions for frigid forecasts that will keep you warm AND stylish.

Trend: Chunky sweaters with cowl-neck and shawl collars.

It’s quite a neat trick how simply adjusting the collar of a sweater can give it a whole new look. Drape these sweaters over a never-out-of-style turtleneck, and you’ll be ready for any cool blast.

Shannon Sweater











Snuggly Sweater Shop all Soft Surroundings’ sweaters for women.

Shop all varieties of Soft Surroundings’ Great Shape Turtleneck, available in seven luscious colors.

Trend: Double-breasted jackets that add a beautiful twist to the classic trench coat with feminine details like cinched waistlines or belts.

Our Left Bank Jacket is striking in Dolci Red, a classic double-breasted design, and gleaming antique brass dome buttons. A detachable belt gives the option to cinch in the waist. 

Left Bank Jacket












The Antoinette Jacket is reminiscent of the past but completely fashion-forward, crafted in a uniquely textured balance of rich chenille and shimmering brocade. This fully-lined jacket features button-down collar and lapels, double-breasted styling and a flattering waist seam.

Antoinette Jacket












Trend: Oversized Collars, and Colors Beyond Black and Brown

We have nothing against a classic black or brown coat, but take a look at our Greenwich Coat and you will see how a different color can bring a whole new look. The yellowish-wheat hue of the Greenwich Coat adds to its beauty, along with the distinct and very functional oversized wing collar, that can fold up to protect your neck from the cold or lay down and expose a gorgeous scarf. Fully lined and made with wool – a warm delight.

Greenwich Coat












Shop all Soft Surroundings’ women’s jackets and coats

Trend: Boots!  Riding Boots, Lace-Up Boots, Harness Boot, Slouchy Boots, Stacked Heel, and Ankle-Boots.

Boots might as well be called a ‘permanent’ winter trend. . how can anyone go wrong with a gorgeous pair of boots, and can anyone have too many? The answer to both questions is “you can’t!”  Soft Surroundings’ has your boot needs covered with many of the on-trend styles. We are sure you will find at least one you like!

One of our riding boots. . .

Rio Grande Riding Boot

A very cool harness boot combined with a stacked heel . . . .

Earthies Lintz Boot












Perfect weekend harness boot. . .

Savannah Boot












The back-in-vogue Lace Up boot. . .

Heirloom Boot

Shop all Soft Surroundings’ women’s boots.

Trend: Fedora Hats!

A hat in the winter is almost always be fashionable, and this year it is the classic Fedora Hat that is getting the attention.  This hat has traditionally covered the heads of lads, but with a few updates it looks ultra chic as a lady’s hat. 

Fantastic Fedora












Our Fantastic Fedora is available in three delightful shades. 

Grey, Black and Brown Fedora Hats












We also offer a Studded Fedora.

Shop all of Soft Surroundings’ ladies hats.

  • Barbara

    I’m interested in the response to Anne’s question re: the shaft height of the Rio Grande Boot.

  • Marguerite

    I am so in love with the black suede Sonora boot. What a pity; this particular style goes up to size ten only. I am a size 11M. What a good idea to include more of the larger sizes in stock.

    Also, consider having a Soft Surroundings” credit card of your own. I am sure many of your customers would benefit greatly.

    • Soft Surroundings

      Dear Marguerite,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. Your suggestions were made known to our shoe buyer and the credit card suggestion was passed to the appropriate departments. We take every comment into careful consideration!

      Soft Surroundings

  • Anne

    Hi – How tall is the shaft of the Rio Grande Boot? I’m 5’1 1/2″ and concerned that the shaft will come to close to my knee. Thanks!

  • stephanie

    RIO GRANDE RIDING BOOT how wide is the shaft on the size 9C?

    • Soft Surroundings

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thank you for your question. The shaft width of the Rio Grande Riding Boot is approx. 17 1/2″ wide.

      Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

      Soft Surroundings

  • Jan

    What happened to the Shannon sweater? It was in your catalog one time, then disappeared! I loved it!

    • Soft Surroundings


      Thanks for your post. The Shannon Sweater was recently in our Sale catalog, which mailed in late December. It sold out quickly, so it came off our website. However, you may be in luck – Claudia from our Customer Service department will be contacting you regarding a few sizes our system is showing we still have in stock, even though they are not appearing on our website.

      Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with. We appreciate your business!

      Soft Surroundings

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