Winter is alive with a number of different, innovative fashion items that lend their style from summer trends as well as mixing and matching a whole lot of different textures and shapes. But the number one item, the one every fashionista needs for winter, is a good winter coat.
Classic winter trench coats and jackets are timeless pieces that never go out of style, but in keeping with seasonal trends, there’s good reason to have an on-trend coat to pair with your favourite new fashion items of the season. With the emergence of androgynous trends and sleeker lines, this season’s jacket styles are sleek and sophisticated and are good base items to keep as investment pieces in your wardrobe or just to wear out this winter.
Aviator jackets have burst into prominence on the winter runways, with a number of these styles appearing on every major winter fashion show across the globe. The style may be casual, but it makes a great style statement when paired with crisp shirts and sleek trousers, or pulled on over a flirty dress. Fur trim is a hot modification for this style that works.
Femme style blazers are another fashionable way to cover up this winter – the tailored shape of this guy-style works well in trim, fitted lines that emphasise the length of your torso. Feminine details like bows, floral print and lace textures are a great way to infuse individual flair into the look.
If you’re looking for something with a little more coverage, pea coats are an ultra-glam winter fashion staple that work with any item in your wardrobe. This season, opt for a longer-length pea coat that’ll sit above the hemline of your favourite tunic. Or opt for a double-breasted coat that'll give you optimum coverage, in a variety of colours limited only by your imagination.
Image credit: Seppi Hochfellner/Bird on a Wire | Styling: Nicky van Eck/Infidels