HOW TO WEAR: WINTER COATS
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 3 December 2017
We’re into the final month of the year, so if you’ve been soldiering on with a transitional jacket up until now, it’s time to switch out your lightweight layer for a sturdier, cold-weather-ready option. Luckily, there are plenty of key styles to choose from this season – whether you go for a 90s-inspired puffer jacket or a timeless extra-long overcoat, here’s how to optimise your outerwear this winter.
When it comes to fashionable fabrics this season, borg is right up there with corduroy. Whether you opt for a coat with a cosy borg lining or an all-over affair such as this one, the material will provide much-needed insulation to help you combat the plummeting temperatures.
Pair your coat with skatewear staples to create a snug, laid-back ensemble. Layer a graphic-print hoodie underneath and wear it tucked into a pair of on-trend tan trews. Make sure to roll the cuffs to show off your standout socks and hi-top Converse trainers.
This season, traditional outerwear styles have made a serious comeback. From windowpane check to timeless tweed, opt for a longline coat in a heritage pattern to add a refined vibe to your look. Wear your coat with some retro-flavoured knitwear, as seen on the AW17 runways at the likes of Kenzo, Prada and Marni.
A ubiquitous item during the 90s, the puffer jacket is once again a go-to for streetwear aficionados. From Moncler to Vetements, the silhouette has been reimagined in various prints and lengths for AW17. Go for a fresh white version to complement a Scandi-style ’fit. Play around with hemlines and choose a longline shirt to wear underneath it.
Stick to stripes and pick similar trousers in a darker hue to show that you can experiment with tones. Finish off with a pair of Air Max 95s which incorporate the various colours of your getup to effortlessly tie your look together.
This year, the half-zip has reigned supreme. From fleecy iterations to lightweight waterproof designs such as the one shown here, it’s an essential piece to get on board with this season. As the style is especially popular amongst streetwear fans, master the aesthetic by wearing a bum bag across your top half.
Don a pair of smart, striped trousers down below to introduce a contrasting element. Round off your getup with a pair of minimal kicks – extra props for matching the detailing on your trainers to the colours of your half-zip.