Chilly weather and rainy days offer plenty of justification for a new coat purchase. Read on for fall coat inspiration:
An upbeat fall trend, the bright coat adds pep and punch to your daily wardrobe. Often fall outfits include so many earth tones — tans piled on browns layered upon olive greens; although I love the natural colors of fall, a brilliant and pungent contrast is awakening.
Look for a calf-length bright coat — one with wide lapels and a center-cinching belt. Wear your eye-catching coat with noncompetitive colors in order to highlight its shape and design.
A crisp white jacket or crème-colored overcoat looks stunning amidst an autumnal Kansas backdrop. Keep your eyes peeled for double-breasted jackets, peacoats and leather blazers in shades of white. Also, keep in mind the details: off-center zippers, big collars or lapels, strong shoulders and robe-tied waists. Look up my current favorite winter-white dream jacket, a soft crème leather designed by Viktor & Rolf. Its collarless design includes blouselike ruffles adorning the waist.
This season’s belted coat is sure to be a classic investment. From simple shapes to over-the-top embellishments, the versatility of such a coat will bring you all the way through your casual days into the wee hours of your cocktail nights.
It is easy to pick a belted coat that suits your individual personality. Different materials — tweed, wool, plain and patterned — all varieties lead to a fast fall wardrobe update. Mix and match your belts according to outfit and mentality. Cinch your scruffy, puffy overcoat with a bright and shiny belt for a revamped, modern style. Replace the pre-installed belt with a more flattering strap.
Leather is a timeless material, but the shape and style of leather is ever-changing. While the motorcycle jacket trend is still going strong, designers are cranking out current, hip editions with endless details. In order to maintain your own in-style leather aesthetic, look for intricate seams, out-there colors, zippers and studs. Wear leather jackets with leggings and jeans, T-shirts and dresses. Do pay attention to the armholes in your leather jacket (frequently, they are cut too high, smashing your upper chest into an incorrect amount of fabric).
In-style coat details
Other trends in outerwear:
• Cinched high-waist
• Classic camel coat
• Wide lapels
• Large buttons
• Detachable collar (two looks in one)
• Impeccable tailoring
• Simple yet interesting shape
• Military style (offset with feminine colors, ruffles, and accessories)
• Leopard print/fur
• Peplum waist
• Exaggerated shoulders
• Black, grey, navy, and purple-plum hues
• Blanket coats
• Cocoon coats—full volume that narrows near the knees
• Black and white or houndstooth patterns
• Girly ruching, pleating, and ruffling