Trend Watch: Alpine Inspired

I have a strong affinity for all things alpine / Nordic inspired. When someone is wearing an ugly Christmas sweater with a classic Fair Isle print, I do not see ugly: I see kitschy charm. Apparently my adoration is catching on; as of late, I’ve spotted plenty of alpine pieces to add to a few wish lists – of my own and I hope now yours.

Trend Watch Alpine Inspired

From L to R:

Nordic Throw Blanket – $29.99 @ Canadian Tire: Admittedly this print works best for the holidays – just imagine this snuggly, sherpa-lined throw blanket draped around you on Christmas morning as you open your cache of presents!

Alpine Earmuffs – $11.50 @ Joe Browns: Alpine can be colourful, as demonstrated by Joe Brown’s line-up of dresses, leggings and winter accessories all bedecked in a rainbow-hued take on the trend. As a heads up, shipping is a flat rate that is more than the earmuffs I’ve selected here – but stock up on whatever you want to make it worth it.

Coach Tour Dress in ‘Stitch’ @ ModCloth: Oh ModCloth, you torture me. For a few weeks the store was promoting an entire line-up of Swiss Miss pieces with unifying, quirky touches like embroidery, bold yet muted colours, and alpine prints. This rustic, classic, universally flattering dress caught my eye as an inspired take on the overall trend.

Red Knit’ Gift Set – $90 @ Swatch: Only 15,000 lucky lasses (or lads) will be donning this playful watch once the holidays wrap up. With a charming print of snowmen, pine trees, rocking horses and snowflakes, it’s easily reminiscent of a classic fair isle print but in a much smaller, festive dose. Bonus! It comes packaged up all nice and cozy with a matching hot water bottle for those chilly winter nights.

VANS Nordic Chukka 79 – $80 @ OTH: Yes there’s even something for the gents. These alpine sneaks actually come in two different finishes (the other is tan with a forest green print) and have a unique, blocky appearance to them that calls to mind Scandinavian architecture. Ladies, if you want to order a pair for yourself, a size 6.5 mens = a size 8 women’s (and goes up from there).

Want a bonus entry into this week’s Retail News Best Gift Award Winners giveaway? Tell me in the comments below: which (if any) of these fun Swiss-inspired ideas would you most love to gift or get?

20 Responses to “Trend Watch: Alpine Inspired”
  1. Debbie Bashford says:

    I wouldn’t mind getting any of them, I really like them all

  2. Nisha T. says:

    The dress! I love the dress!

  3. I absolutely adore the Coach Tour Dress in ‘Stitch’ @ ModCloth. I can see me in it. 🙂 Happy Weekend Everyone 🙂

  4. Julie G. says:

    I’d like to give the Coach Tour dress to my daughter.

  5. Annie Demill says:

    I love them all especially the Coach Tour Dress.

  6. Joan G says:

    I like the Nordic Throw Blanket.

  7. Emilia says:

    I would love to get the Coach tour dress in stitch @ModCloth I like to give blankets they are always useful and appreciated

  8. The ModCloth Dress is fantastic. I would wear it in a heartbeat.

  9. Athena says:

    I’d love the Nordic Throw blanket

  10. beewbedard says:

    i LIKE THE Alpine Earmuffs

  11. May says:

    I love the Coach Tour Dress in Stitch!

  12. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love to get the Alpine Earmuffs!

  13. stacey h says:

    i love the blanket – what a great design

  14. cookie3 says:

    I wouldn’t mind getting the Red Knit Gift set from Swatch or the Nordic Throw Blanket.

  15. These are all super cute, but I’d love to get the Swatch gift set.

  16. Grace F says:

    The Swatch watch with the matching hot water bottle is so cheerful ~ love it!

  17. Alison K says:

    Retail News Best Gift Award Winners bonus entry: of these fun Swiss-inspired ideas I would most love to get the “Nordic Throw Blanket – $29.99 @ Canadian Tire” … looks warm & toasty wrapped around my lap.

  18. Gabby K says:

    The dress is very chic and looks like it would be very warm especially when paired with thick tights and boots.

  19. Diane says:

    I’d love the Nordic Throw Blanket.

  20. Susan says:

    I’d most like to receive the Nordic Throw Blanket from Canadian Tire.

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