How much do you know about Winter Fashion?

BEAUTY & FASHION

Shayna

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

From bold new styles to old fashion favorites, see how well-versed you are in trendy winter wardrobes. This quiz covers everything from trending winter colors to popular brand history to hot runway styles!

Winter officially begins on:

Winter is determined by the 23.5-degree tilt of the earth's rotational axis being oriented away from the Sun. It reaches this tilt on December 21st, which brings cold weather!

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What color is trending in winter 2016-17?

Riverside blue is a cool and calming blue that combines serious navy blue and vibrant cobalt blue. Fashion designer Michael Kors seems to be head over heels for blue shades this season.

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UGG Australia is best known for their:

UGG only uses sheepskin from farmers who raise sheep primarily for their meat. They believe no sheep should ever be raised for their sheepskin alone.

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What fashion statement is in most stores this winter?

Sequins are all the rage and you can see them on everything from tops to dresses and even pants!

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What '90s-inspired fashion statement is coming back this year?

Keep your feet high and dry while stomping through the streets this winter. From leather to leopard print, platform boots have the seal of approval this season.

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Is faux fur an acceptable accessory this season?

Spotted on everyone from brunette beauties to flaming redheads, touches of fur made a statement on New York runways and the on the street. If this isn't the green light to bundle up in fur, I don't know what is! Trust the 2016 New York fashion scene.

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The new concept for gloves is:

Texting-friendly gloves are almost a necessity these days. From REI to Nordstrom, winter gloves with touchscreen compatibility are found on the shelves everywhere. Practical and fashionable!

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Which type of jacket will appear this winter in a mash-up of gender-bending styles?

Edgy yet feminine, the biker jacket is appearing with subtle floral prints this season, in addition to the straight-leather bomber look. Do you have one in your closet?

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T-shirts are being replaced by:

Body suits are a huge trend this winter. They come in all styles - long-sleeved, v-neck, halter, button-up. Whether you need something to wear with your high-rise jeans, skirt, or trousers, a bodysuit is a great way to keep your midriff covered while remaining quite fashionable!

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How many different ways are there to tie a scarf?

Scarves are known for extreme versatility. With over 25 trending ways to tie a scarf, you can wear one with any outfit! Just do a quick Internet search and find amazing new ways to wear your favorite scarf.

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What pattern is hot this winter?

Who doesn't love stripes? But even better than your average striped tee, designers have run with the linear look, combining unusual colors, different proportions, and various textures for a new take this season.

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What type of animal is starting to appear on fashion apparel?

Cats are officially one of the most Instagrammable things ever, so is it any wonder designers have delved into the world of felines? From literal cat prints to kitty jewelry and reworked classic leopard prints, there's no shortage of ideas to sport the image of your furry friend.

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What type of material has made a huge comeback this season?

True velvet is no longer the fabric of dark, romantic, evening-only clothes, but one to be mixed into daytime wardrobes. You'll find it used in everything from dresses and suits to thigh-high boots. Velvet-on-velvet is even acceptable these days!

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What brings shine to a fashionable wardrobe this year?

Whether it's a head-to-toe look or just a shine-bright accent, lurex is making a dazzling fashion comeback. The unique metallic threads are lighting up the catwalk this winter.

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What fitness-inspired style is hitting the runway?

Fashion designers are falling in love all over again with graceful silhouettes in nude and blush, in irresistibly light fabrics that are ready to dance in the lightest breath of air. Contemporary ballet girls go for long lengths, satin finishes, pleats and ruffles.

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Flower-print is a design that has:

The floral trend still continues from previous years, with printed pants, dresses, skirts, and everything else retailers can put a flower on. With so much variation on the print, floral will most likely continue trending indefinitely.

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How much is the most expensive jacket being sold on Nordstrom's website in the 2016-17 season?

The "Valentino Studded Camel Hair Coat" jacket sells for nearly six thousand dollars on Nordstrom's website. Made with 100% Italian camel hair, this jacket is no fake. For the same price as a used car, you could be sporting this jacket in just 7-10 business days!

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Winter sports magazines named what brand as the best ski jacket for 2016?

Columbia is one of the best values out there in ski apparel. With Omni-Tech waterproof fabric, Columbia makes a solid shell for resort skiers. The body-warmth-trapping technology they use in both jackets and pants keeps you warm all day long. Columbia's affordable price point is what keeps them at the top of the charts.

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What is a big trend in snow sport gear this season?

Snowboards with surfboard-inspired designs are popping up in ski shops like crazy. With a tapered tail for directional powder barreling in all snow types, this new innovation may be your next favorite.

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Is embroidery in style this season?

Colorful embroidered embellishments were big throughout the summer and they look set to remain a trend into winter, with many shops stocking up on intricately-decorated shirts, dresses, and coats.

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What type of shoes are making an appearance on the runway?

Add a tough edge to a pretty dress and tights with a pair of biker boots. Gucci and Burberry have both embraced the trend this season, but you can put your best foot forward at a much more reasonable price with these picks.

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What style is making a comeback this season?

"Western" style might sound scary but the trend is not full-on cowboy; it is all about embracing elements of Western style, such as suede jackets and buckled boots. The key is to keep it subtle!

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So what's the deal with leopard print?

While animal print never really goes out of fashion, it is especially prevalent this season. Models are hitting the catwalk dressed in an array of leopard, snake, and giraffe prints. Buy a leopard print coat to fully embrace the look, or a scarf if you’d rather just flirt with the leopard print trend.

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How did North Face get its name?

In the Northern Hemisphere, the north face of a mountain is generally the coldest, iciest, and most formidable route to climb. The founders of the North Face brand thought the name reflected their mission and dedication to the extreme.

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In addition to being a clothing brand, Patagonia is a:

Patagonia is dominated by the Andes, the longest mountain range on earth, running the length of South America from Colombia to the Strait of Magellan and across to Tierra del Fuego. Patagonia covers about one-third of the land area of both Chile and Argentina, but less than 5% of either nation's population actually lives there.

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What does REI stand for?

For the first six years of its existence, REI didn't have a retail location. In 1939, REI opened its first retail location by displaying its equipment on three shelves in a Seattle gas station. Now there are 145 retail stores in 35 states.

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Where did the Arc'teryx brand originate?

Arc'teryx is a Canadian outdoor clothing and sporting goods company, founded in North Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1989. The name and logo of Arc'teryx refer to the Archaeopteryx, the earliest known bird.

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How tall is the tallest (and most fashionable) snowman ever built?

The largest recorded snowman ever built was in Bethel, Maine, in February 1999. It was a whopping 113 feet tall. Eyelashes and all, this snowman was quite the beauty!

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Who created waterproof boots?

In Central America, the Mayans took advantage of rubber trees to create a sort of customized boot. They made cuts in the rubber trees to extract latex. Then they coated their feet in the latex several times, until the coating formed a thick covering that functioned like a waterproof boot.

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Who created the down coat?

In 1936, Eddie Bauer almost died of hypothermia when his wool coat froze on a fishing trip in Washington. This experience inspired him to create a lightweight down coat. His coat, patented in 1940, utilized goose down for its warmth and breathability. To keep the down in place, he used a diamond quilting pattern.

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When was polar fleece invented?

Wool was a great source of insulation, but its tendency to absorb water and become heavy could be problematic. Malden Mills Industries, which got its start making woolen swimsuits in 1906, began experimenting with plastic yarns. In the late 1970s the yarn was woven into a thin fabric and then brushed to separate the fibers into the thin loops that give polar fleece its cozy texture without adding weight.

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What were parkas first made out of?

The Inuits of the Canadian Arctic dealt with the harsh climate by creating the very first versions of the parka. The Inuit women used the intestines of seals and whales, as well as layers of caribou skin, to create insulated and waterproof coats. These parkas were then coated with fish oil to make them more water resistant.

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Are over-the-knee boots in style this winter?

Leather or suede, over-the-knee boots are a hot item this season. They can be worn over leggings, skinny jeans, with a skirt - the list goes on and on. This trendy chic style is hot this winter.

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What fashion statement is trending this winter?

Wearing a turtleneck under a dress is a great way to keep warm while being stylish this winter! Fashion designer Tory Burch approves this trend! She was seen layering these two items on the fashion stage.

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Which of these styles is trending this season?

Bold patterns and ripped blue jeans continue to be a hot fashion trend. With so much variation available, everyone can find a style that suits their personality!

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