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5 Awesome Women’s Pop Outdoors Trends for Autumn/Winter 22–23

Lady wearing a pink sweater

Outdoor fashion trends for autumn and winter are not too shocking as there are a plethora of activities like hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing that women can engage in during the time.

The trends discussed in this article bring five top trends that have seen an increase in demand for the winter and autumn seasons. Retailers can add the trending pieces to their product catalogs to boost sales this season.

Table of Contents
Women’s outdoor apparel market: what is the size?
Women’s pop outdoor collections: 5 exotic trends for A/W 2022–23
Final thoughts

Women’s outdoor apparel market: what is the size?

The size of the outdoor apparel market will increase by US $3.90 billion between 2019 and 2024, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5%. 

According to the Technavio report, APAC accounts for about 32% of the market’s growth. In APAC, China is the major market for outdoor clothing.The region’s market will grow more quickly compared to other regions. The offline segment of outdoor apparel will continue to account for the largest share throughout the forecast period.

Women’s pop outdoor collections: 5 exotic trends for A/W 2022–23

Layered sweater set

Lady wearing a white knitted sweater
Lady wearing a white knitted sweater

This layered sweater trend takes inspiration from cozy knitwear assortments and other multipurpose sets for layered sweaters. The common element is the knitwear across various pieces and color-blocking patterns that offer an unorthodox approach.

The sweater vest gives a perfect opportunity for layering as it doesn’t cover too much body surface area and clothes can easily be seen underneath. More conservative women can opt for a simple long-sleeved T-shirt to go under the vest alongside denim trousers or a mini skirt for casual events.

Women who don’t shy away from going all out with their fashion can opt for turtlenecks that color-block the color of the vest. Cream and purple are a good fit. Women can pair these with corduroy pants or denim as well.

Lady in a light blue sweater
Lady in a light blue sweater

The cardigan is another perfect piece of apparel for layering. The long ones are a right blend of a comfortable and classy vibe. Women can wear these with jeans and tie a whole outfit into one piece.

Crewneck sweaters are great for keeping warm during the winter periods. Women could layer these with puffer jackets to stay warm while looking super-casual. They can also wear a dark jacket over a light crewneck sweater or a light jacket over a darker crewneck. A long-sleeved shirt under the crewneck works just as fine.

Knitted vests over long-sleeved knitted hoodies are a somewhat new fad. A violet or purple hoodie would contrast perfectly with a deep-pink hoodie. Women can pair these with knitted skirts to create a matching set or any trousers that fit the occasion.

Friluftsliv wrap

Woman wearing a deep-blue poncho
Woman wearing a deep-blue poncho

This trend incorporates blanket-inspired ponchos and wraps. To make this a statement piece, they can be made into reversible pieces that go well with neutral colors. 

The multicolored oversized poncho is a good start. With a rainbow-color format and enough surface area to cover the entire body, these ponchos are weighty and perform extremely well in cold situations. They can be paired with inner turtlenecks that peek out at the top and can be worn in bright hues such as blue, red, and orange.

The poncho dress looks exactly like a robe that is short and stops around the midsection and lower back, and folds around the front like a shirt. It is an open garment allowing women to let their creative juices flow by either cinching the waist with a slim belt or wearing it loose.

Lady wearing a black silk-layered poncho
Lady wearing a black silk-layered poncho

These ponchos pair well with casual denim jeans. For a semi-casual feel, slim-fitted linen or baggy palazzo pants would do just fine. Women who want to appear more laid-back and relaxed can opt for a gray horizontally striped poncho and pair it with blue skinny jeans.

Although brighter hues make ponchos stand out, tan ponchos and black skinny jeans seem to be an acceptable way to inject a care-free look into the poncho category.

Reversible overcoat

Lady wearing a camel-colored reversible overcoat
Lady wearing a camel-colored reversible overcoat

A reversible jacket has two different ways that it can be worn. It’s like getting two jackets for the price of one! This makes it fashionable and a wise way to save money.

Reversible jackets are currently the hottest fashion statement as they have been deemed the world’s most-adaptable jackets. The nicest aspect is that women have the choice between two jacket patterns to wear if they are going somewhere special. Additionally, one can add various styling modifications to the jacket to give it a fresh look each time it is worn.

An outfit must look great and be reasonably simple to put together in order to be considered casual and laid-back. This is made possible by the reversible overcoat’s ability to work with anything. Women can wear a pair of jeans under a quality T-shirt and a reversible overcoat.

Lady wearing a black overcoat
Lady wearing a black overcoat

It’s good to take a vacation and enjoy the fashion of the past in these times of constant progress. To get this look, all a woman needs are high-waisted denim pants that seem retro when paired with an oversized T-shirt.

Women who love to get that gothic and retro look can go all black. They can also wear black and white with a bright overcoat. While some of the designs can be excessive for an office, the bulk of them will work.

Ski leggings

Lady in black-and-white striped ski leggings
Lady in black-and-white striped ski leggings

Blizzard-filled winters have the drawback that each day seems to call for a different outfit. Thankfully, in recent years, ski leggings have gotten astonishingly more stylish.

On extremely cold snow days, performance bottoms with a slimmer profile offer twice the warmth of ordinary leggings. By wearing them with a contrasting pink bomber jacket, women can make them appear more casual rather than technical.

Lady in gray-and-black ski leggings
Lady in gray-and-black ski leggings

As far as performance leggings go, creating a matching set ensemble is a good way to get out there with fashion ideas. Women can create these looks in solid colors such as blue, deep red, luscious pink, and green. The set could come in patterns like floral designs, polka dots, intricate stripes, and many more.

Quilted set

Woman wearing a cream-colored puffer jacket
Woman wearing a cream-colored puffer jacket

Women can combine their favorite linen or satin pants with a quilted trench to demonstrate their  mastery of multiple fashion trends. On chilly, wintry days, layering a thick-knit cardigan underneath can help to stay warm.

An embroidered baby tee paired with a pair of timeless blue denims will work wonders for any outfit. The universal pieces can be worn with longer quilted jackets, allowing for an ensemble featuring longer coats in the fall and winter.

Women can pull off a gray tweed dress with a black quilted jacket. This look is perfect for going to the office.

Lady in a black quilted puffer jacket
Lady in a black quilted puffer jacket

Quilted puffer jackets also come in handy under this trend. As part of the family of insulated down coats, gray quilted jackets pair very well with monochrome gray linen or satin pants. For women who are feeling classy, palazzo trousers are a good substitute. Women can also opt for denim jeans if they are going for a simple casual look.

Final thoughts

Women who love the outdoors will definitely go for any and even all of these trends because of their athleisure style and unorthodox color-blocking patterns.

Quilted jackets are perfect for work as they go well with tweed and chiffon dresses. Performance ski leggings will be ideal for women who know how to style an overcoat. The reversible overcoat will be perfect for any casual or semi-casual outing and will change the feel of the outfit depending on which side is being used.

Fashion retailers cannot afford to sleep on these trends as they promise to drive sales and boost profits this year.

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