The Ultimate Guide to This Season's Biggest Coat Trends
Now that bundling up isn't exactly optional, our only option is to do it in style. With a look back at the Fall '14 runways, we've handpicked the season's best outerwear — the coats and jackets that'll make you feel chic, even if you are trudging through several inches of snow. That's no easy task, we know, but given the lineup of this season's pastel toppers, capes, ponchos, pinstripes, and luxe furry finishes, we're betting you'll feel like a street style star just about everywhere you go this Fall and Winter. Just scroll to shop our ultimate guide to Fall's major outerwear trends. Source: IMAXTREE
Why we love it: We were thrilled to see the glamorous print back on the runway. These styles may just be the easiest way ever to get a little extra oomph.
How to wear it: Beginners might want to test-drive the pattern against black pants or your favorite LBD, but before long, you may just come to regard the print as a neutral, adding it to stripes, polka dots, you name it — it works!
Ponchos and Capes
Why we love them: The shape adds all the drama you need to any outfit.
How to wear them: Don't fear the new silhouette — embrace it! Start simple at first by adding a cape to your skinny jeans and flats for a play on proportions. Feeling more adventurous? Work a printed poncho or cape over shorts or a skirt and add thigh-high boots à la Olivia Palermo to up the ante.
Robes and Wraps
Why we love them: All the ease and luxury of our favorite bathrobes crafted in an elegant bit of outerwear that goes day to night. What's not to love?
How to wear them: These waist-defining styles are especially flattering with over dresses and wide-leg pants, cinched at the middle to show off your shape. Try layering them over chunky knits to define your frame up top.
Why we love them: These subtle, sweet shades are perfect for brightening up your Fall/Winter wardrobe, even on the gloomiest of days.
How to wear them: Work them into Winter styles by throwing a pale pink coat over a camel sweater for contrast, or try a baby blue shade over a darker navy. Have fun juxtaposing their colors with more seasonal tones, or use them to build a monochrome look in varying shades of the same color.
Why we love them: Frankly, nothing lends as much luxe as furry textural finishes do — plus, nothing is warmer when you really need to bundle up.
How to wear them: Drum up your boyfriend jeans with a chubby jacket or use a furry coat as the perfect complement to any evening look — it'll look way better than any parka or puffer.
Why we love them: When the Fall '14 runways gave us pinstriped suits, blazers, and overcoats, we knew we had the tools to make our smartest outfits ever. The look is one part savvy business woman, one part street style boss.
How to wear them: Don't think this outerwear is for office hours only — add it to black pants and a cropped sweater for dinner out or throw it over your joggers and t-shirt for weekend errands.