Fall/Winter has always been my favorite seasons in fashion. I love the richness in color, saturated hues, luxurious textures, and all that old Hollywood glamour that glimmers out from specific clothing. Not only is the look fabulous, most clothing is also extremely comfortable. Even if you’re wearing a slumpy old sweater, a gorgeous coat will instantly add so much style and sharpness. So a well tailored coat is always an essential for me.
This fall/winter, I’ve chosen a couple of my favorite coats and jackets that would surely look spectacular on anyone! All items and pictures courtesy of Net-a-Porter.
1. Leather and Fur:
Rick Owens: Robot Blistered Jacket – 3000$
This jacket has got to be my favorite! Fierce, edgy, and so “glunge” as Rick would say himself for a mix of glam and grunge styles. RO also makes various washes of leather and Blister is heavily distressed to a point where it’s almost soft like suede. Definitely the jacket of the season for the fashionista in all of us!
Aminaka Wilmont: Leather and Shearling Wrap Jacket – 3265$
This piece is directly imported from the runway this season and it’s something that I saw and loved instantly. The designer duo’s style reminds me a lot of Rick Owens’, Gareth Pugh’s, Ann Demeulemeester’s, and Haider Ackermann’s works. AW is the European “glunge” style for me, that is softer and more feminine, when compared to Rick Owens’ raw street style from his Hollywood upbringing.
Burberry: Cotton Gabardine and Goathair Trench Coat – 2295$
Burberry makes really beautiful trenches and this one is of no exception! There’s that extra glam and finesse with the goathair sleeves and slight metallic sheen coming off of the aubergine body. My only suggestion is that instead of cotton, I would rather have seen this coat made of a wool base. I think cotton may be a little too thin for winter and with the sleeves which tend to be on the heavier side, perhaps a wool base would be better balanced?
Burberry: Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat – 995$
For a more practical jacket for everyday, Burberry’s wool coats are so warm and comfy. I bought mine a couple of years ago with a wool and cashmere blend and have never regretted it. It’s always my go-to coat when I need to look a little more sharp when going out!
Roland Mouret: Wool and Silk Coat – 2915$
Want a little more glam? More femininity? More sleek silhouette? This coat is perfect for the lady on the go. No need to fuss with all these buttons, just a cinch at the waist and you’re ready to go out on your date! The deeper neckline and pleating at the hips are all what RM is so well known to excel at.
3. Puffer Jackets:
Duvetica: Adhara Hooded Down Jacket – 575$
Dark purple is always one of the most beautiful colors for fall and this puffer jacket adds that extra vibrancy to dull winter days. The coat looks super soft and comfy, great for those ski trips too! You’ll be the most stylish and warm skier for sure!
Juicy Couture: Leather, Felt, and Sateen Coat – 450$
I’m not always a JC fan myself, but this is a cute coat for young adults looking for style, comfort, and practicality. I will always remember my days in the storms of Montreal and seeing this girl with a warm puffy JC coat. I was one of those keeners who regardless of all weather misfortunes still headed to school daily and never missed a single day even if I was sick to death.
There was once this icy storm where buses closed down cuz they couldn’t climb up the roads full of ice and our college with all its Anglo-pride had to be set up at the top of the hill… Of course, when I got there, I was like the only person in class, the prof wasn’t there, no teaching that day, and I looked down at my feet which were all wet cuz my cheap Sears boots weren’t truly waterproof, my hair was also drenched, jacket soaked, and I spent the next two hours in the bathroom under the hand dryer. So you see, a good quality waterproof coat is very important!