Fall weather is finally here and with it comes a prime opportunity to flex your wardrobe’s true potential. Sure the temps haven’t really fallen below 50, but that’s no reason not to don a great coat. Outerwear is important, if not equally as important than what you’re wearing underneath this fall.
Meet the Modern Puffer
Perhaps the hardest part of winter’s freezing temps is forcing yourself out of a warm fluffy bed to pile on layer after layer on those bitter cold mornings. The solution, puffer coats. Puffers serve as an option to allowing you take your comforter with you everywhere you go. You no longer have to sacrifice style for function? With the mega influence of street style and athleisure still going strong, the puffer coat instantly lends your look a stylish, outdoorsy vibe. Consider a cropped ski-style jacket for a sporty look, or an ultra long, puffer for comfort and drama. For extra bonus points, opt for a metallic color way, and or a cinched waist.
Reimagining the Overcoat
Overcoats are a ubiquitous staple in terms of outerwear. The traditional classic long silhouette continues to stand the test of time, yet is more important than ever this season. Most overcoats can read as predictable, however we’re seeing it in an entirely new context as of late. The classic minimal over coat can ground even the edgiest of styles. Or considering opting for a bold, vibrant color to add interest to a low key graphic t-shirt and jeans. Either way, this seasons top coats are an instant way to add a bit of polish and refinement.
Workwear Upgraded with Surprising Details
Designers are finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places— blue-collar workwear. Many of the new iterations are derived from a daily uniform, but feature bold hardware, high-tech fabrications, and utilitarian elements are all central to the working man’s outerwear. Play with the proportion by styling an oversized worker’s jacket with a slim fitting pant. Or dive all the way into the trend with chunky combat boots and loose, oversized layered pieces underneath.