5 WINTER-READY ANORAKS
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 8 January 2018
Alongside the gilet, the anorak has traditionally been scorned in favour of more edgy outerwear options such as the puffer or ski jacket. But as dressing like your dad is now a favourable aesthetic, many are turning to the functional waterproof outer-layer to up their seasonal steez this winter. So if you’re ready to jump on the anorak hype, here are five styles to get you started.
One of last year's most defining looks, skate style is still going strong for 2018. From work pants to long-sleeved tops, having an array of ramp-ready staples at your disposal is essential this January. To master the all-weather-skater vibe, ease yourself into the anorak trend with a staple black number from cult skatewear brand Huf.
Complete with quarter-zip detailing and a fleece panel, this jacket will keep you cosy all season. Stay sharp by going for a monochrome ’fit – opt for a pair of black Dickies trews and Vans Old Skool Classic trainers on foot.
Retro sports brands have enjoyed quite the renaissance over the last few years, with old-school apparel and footwear being worn by street-style aficionados everywhere. Channelling the 90s in particular, vibrant colour-block pieces are an easy way of getting on board with the trend.
Flashback to the golden age of hip-hop with a standout anorak like this one from illustrious Italian-born brand, Fila. As your top half is hue-heavy, go for a pair of light-wash 90s-style jeans down low to balance out your look. Complete your getup with a clean pair of white Fila Portland Low trainers.
When it comes to popular prints, camouflage is where it's at for AW17 – the pattern could be spotted on everything from Harrington jackets to cargo trousers, with labels like Maharishi and Liam Hodges leading the way.
Pick up an anorak like this one from Pharrell x adidas Originals. In an abstract camouflage print, style with the collar turned down and don a black polo-neck jumper underneath. Finish off your ensemble with black cropped jeans and a pair of burgundy adidas Originals Gazelles.
If you’re looking for cool Scandi cuts, Weekday has got you covered. The Swedish brand has been delivering streetwear-led silhouettes since its inception in 2002, so warm up this winter with a fleecy pick from the label.
With an adjustable funnel neck to keep you toasty on colder days, a chest pocket and woven panel detailing gives this cherry-red anorak a unique look. Style it with a pair of traditional check trews and fresh adidas Stan Smith creps to give your ensemble a refined edge.
Another big sportswear brand of the 90s, Ellesse has seriously delivered when it comes to retro outerwear this season. Wearing colourful coats has been the way to go for AW17, so stay on track sartorially with a fluorescent anorak such as this one.
Offset the bright orange of your top half with a pair of dark-wash straight-fit jeans. Pin roll them to draw attention to your creps – opt for a throwback pair with corresponding orange accents to pull your look together.