The Holidays are right around the corner and I figured it was time before old man winter bears down upon us to give you the rundown of all things jackets and coats, especially for the colder months ahead. There are six types of coats that have been catching my eye and a few are even on my wish-list for Christmas. I hope you enjoy shopping them as much as I did 🙂
Until next time, always be kind.
TOP SIX COAT TRENDS
1.) Trench coats are great transitional pieces. They are wonderful in the fall over a sweater when you need an extra layer but don’t want a ton of bulk. Heavier, longer versions are great for winter because with their traditional waist tie they provide a flattering, more cinched in silhouette. Trenches took center stage at the AW18 shows by Altuzarra, Balenciaga, and Chloe.
2.) Texture, texture, texture. Who doesn’t love a soft, cozy coat? Something about a luxurious coat with a soft feel can just make you feel warmer in those chilly months. Some materials that are having a major moment for fall are shearling and sumptuous velvet.
3.) Big, voluminous coats. That’s right, the bigger the better! One silhouette you will see this fall and winter is known as the “teddy coat”. This jacket combines everything you want in a coat: fluff, volume, and a touch of tailoring. It is perfect for day to night dressing, and great for holiday parties too. Another that is having a huge moment is the sporty/athlesiure “puffer” coat. These were seen dressed down and up on the fall runways.
4.) Sequins. Sequins aren’t just for the holidays anymore. Chic, sparkly pieces are popping up all over the place this season. I love this trend because you can have on a relatively tame or plain outfit and you put on one of these sparkly toppers and your look is instantly elevated and more glam.
5.) Trendy tweed and checked patterns. If there’s one fabric you will see a lot of this season it is tweed along with various checked fabrics. Coco Chanel used it in many of her pieces, galvanizing the pattern and for great reason. It is a pattern that can be easily mixed with others and gives a vintage vibe that is classy and cool all at the same time.
6.) Leather vibes. While I prefer to wear vegan and faux leather (just a personal preference) one can not deny that leather outerwear of every variety is taking center stage right now. From the seventies, infused styles to the slick, minimalist styles that graced the runway at Miu Miu & Max Mara this trend may be an investment but it is one that will certainly not go out of style anytime soon.