Some designers love to push the envelope during fashion week, while others prefer to stick to more practical offerings. From wild and crazy to ready-to-wear, runway shows clearly run the gamut of fashion trends. This season we saw an influx of different Coats & Jackets looks for fall and winter, most of which were very wearable and fashion forward. From trendy to classic and everything in between, there’s a look to fit every taste and style.
Formerly designed for pilots and predominantly male-oriented, bomber jackets have been revived for all sexes. Vetements showcases the diversity of the hip and trendy jacket through its selection of styles on Lyst, so it’s only fitting that bomber jackets would make an appearance in designer collections everywhere. This particular piece not only sports the slightly inflated and puffed up exterior, but it also comes with a hood to keep you extra warm on cold winter days. Pair this with something casual and sporty, like skinny jeans, trainers, and your favorite oversized sweater.
For the drill sergeant in us all, or at least those of us who wish to look proper and disciplined, comes the military-inspired coat. The great thing about this particular piece is that it accentuates the figure through meticulous tailoring, while still giving that utilitarian feel. Wear this coat for work or play, and pair with trousers, skirts, dresses, and even jeans. Complete the military look with combat boots and a beret.
The editors at InStyle know a thing or two about popular runway fashion, and shearling coats are at the top of their list. This soft, fluffy texture lends an extra cozy feel when lining your go-to jacket. Perfect for everyday, this style is great for throwing on when heading out the door. Pair a shearling coat with skinny jeans or leggings and a pair of knee-high boots for an easy to wear look.
Winter shouldn’t keep you trapped indoors all season. Get out and about for the evening in a coat that’s appropriate for both the occasion and the time of year. Velvety exteriors are sweeping the trend lists this year, including the one by W Magazine, which is why it has become such a coveted look. Pair a coat like this with equally luxurious pieces using materials like satin, silk, brocade and lace to create a multi-textured mashup for an unforgettable winter outfit.
There are few pieces of outerwear as cool and iconic as a nice leather jacket. The leather biker jacket has been a staple of bad boy style ever since James Dean worn his red leather jacket in Rebel Without a Cause and it still looks just as good today. Whether you go for a bold red or prefer the classic black you can’t go wrong with either. Leather is thick and warm enough to help keep you covered on even the chilliest days and if you start getting cold you can layer up and pair your leather jacket with just about anything for a winter ensemble that positively oozes cool.
When you’re shopping for a coat that will go with everything this year reach for a classic belted trench. This could easily be the only coat you need for fall and winter, especially when you choose a warm material, like wool. Figure flattering and practical, a belted trench creates an instant hourglass figure, and works with jeans and sneakers just as well as pencil skirts and heels.