Although many reminisce about winter longingly, thinking of snow-covered treetops and the smell of pine in every home, I dread winter like a tree about to lose its leaves. It’s cold, it’s windy, and all my cute clothes get covered up with bulky coats and even bulkier sweaters. Yes, fall fashion is cozy and everyone and their mother has a favorite booty/chunky sweater/leggings combo that they swear is more comfortable and cute than a sundress and some strappy sandals, but we all know they’re lying. Thankfully, fashion has finally found a way to make itself useful: cute winter coats. Let’s take a look at the top trends in coating!
Timeless, classic, complicated. Although the aesthetic of fur is unparalleled, designers are conflicted on whether there’s still a market for real fur. That’s where faux fur comes in, and thankfully Mood’s got a wide variety to feed you opulent obsession. Akris creates a sleek and sophisticated fur coat with a lovely matching scarf, perfect for keeping warm on a walk around Central Park. Christian Dior’s white fur coat is paired perfectly with a gogo dress, while Fendi’s cape coat takes center stage. Colorful is the pinnacle of fur fashions right now, as Sandro and Vionnet display expertly.
Fashion it with Faux Fur:
Plastic and PVC are perfect winter coat materials. Resilient and clean, there’s nothing you can’t conquer in a plastic coat. Antonio Marras features a cheetah print trench that is an absolute show stopper, while Givenchy shows a beautiful snakeskin style. Karen Walker’s crinkled plastic trench shines beautifully, and Orla Kiely’s metallic gold coat is perfect for keeping up with the Holiday Cheer. I am absolutely obsessed with Nina Ricci’s copper cape, that looks like lava that was poured over the model on her way to the runway.
Pick out these plastics:
Puffer Jackets and Quilting
When I was eight, my mother bought me the worst puffer coat I have ever seen in my life. Puffy and pink, I looked like a gumball someone had dropped on the side of the road. When I think about that coat and look at the modern styles, I just feel cheated that designers couldn’t figure out how to slim down the puffer jacket 15 years ago. Versus Versace’s longer puffer coat gives me vivid flashbacks, and now I’m dying to get my hands on this stunning pastel pink puffer. Vivetta’s vibrant orange coat is perfect for bringing some life into the bleak winter landscape, and Escada’s beautiful blue number looks like a puffy little piece of heaven. Gucci’s floral puffer jacket is perfect for fighting seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D. for short), while Moschino’s skirt and jacket combo make me want to hop on a plane to Switzerland, drinking hot cocoa in front of a book window as it snows.
Puff yourself up with these fabrics:
Wool, classic and cozy. Wool is the perfect coating of the professional fashionista, as it’s warm and sleek. Alessandra Rich’s pea coat is giving me some serious forties vibes, and the model sporting Johanna Ortiz’s beautiful camel coat is giving me LIFE. Kirsten Dunst is absolutely rocking this Rodarte cape and bow, reminding me of exactly why she was chosen as Marie Antoinette. I cannot get over Escada’s colorful pea coat, while Badgley Mischka’s simple wool coat looks warm and wonderful.
Wear these wools this winter:
Which coat will you be rocking this winter? Something tells me I’ll be getting some seriously updated puffer coats… Let me know in the comments!