When it is chilly fall or snowy winter that we are talking about, fashion is usually sacrificed for the sake of health. We no longer worry about how stylish our outfit is – the most important thing now is to find a coat that will keep us warm. Well, if this is what you do, I have no right to judge you. But let me ask one single question: who said that a winter coat couldn’t be trendy and comfortable at the same time? There is absolutely no reason to go for I-own-no-fashion-taste jackets, with such a great variety of clothing pieces available today. Instead, check out the grooviest outerwear trends of Fall/Winter 2013-14 season.
Fall 2013: 9 Outerwear Trends to Keep You Warm
Those of you who love to stand out will definitely adore the collection pieces of Carven, Versace, Fendi, Vionnet and Roberto Cavalli. The famous brands used exotic fur for their coats, which look totally irresistible. Forget about boring shades of black, gray and brown. Pink cotton candy, haughty jaguar and pompous peacock were the images I drew in my mind, the very moment I spotted the luxurious pieces.
A coat with oversized shoulders is an item that probably won’t fit any single lady. However, if you are blessed with petite features, do not hesitate a minute to try this hot trend on. Balenciaga, Kenzo, Gucci, Givenchy, Carven, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler have a lot to offer, from a crackled leather jacket in deep red to an elegant cashmere coat in white.
Metallic hues were spotted on the runway quite often too. Givenchy, Gucci, Kenzo, Saint Laurent and Anthony Vaccarello apparently made an attempt to make a woman shine even when the sun is hidden behind the heavy clouds. You can rock a coat in classic black or go for Kenzo’s luxurious creativity and sport a gold one.
Seems like plaid coats will always be in vogue. And this chilly season is not an exception. Seen in the collections of Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Saint Laurent and Jean Paul Gaultier, these saucy articles of clothing tempt you with the simlpe yet sophisticated design. You won’t spot here any excessive embellishments – the colorful check pattern is beautiful itself.
Tweed along with fur and leather is considered to be the smartest choice for a winter coat. Coats in all possible shades of gray seem to be beckoning ladies with an elegant and preppy style. Chanel, Rag & Bone, Lanvin, Emanuel Ungaro, Haider Ackermann and Dolce & Gabbana took a chance to present their view of a premium-class lady, and none of their pieces will leave you untouched.
Someone with a more artistic approach and high individuality will totally fall for the coats and jackets with various prints. If you choose to always step forward and be in the limelight no matter what, then outerwear pieces by Kenzo, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli and Moschino are what you need this fall. A dozen of eyes against purple and blue background, letters in black on a deliciously pink fabric or some elaborate curves with a fire imitation – and this is just a drop in the ocean.
Grunge, as one of the hottest Fall 2013 trends overall, was surely supposed to leave its mark on the outerwear tendencies as well. Traditional biker jackets or more feminine ones, but still in leather and studded, are what the designers suggest you to sport on a rainy day. Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Zadig & Voltaire and Rodarte presented distinct ideas of how a perfect grunge lady should look like.
A baggy coat is another thing that one has to be careful with. If you are lucky to have a slim body and long slender legs, then you have all the chances to don such a coat. Otherwise, you better pass by these masterpices from Fall 2013 collections of Carven, Chloe, Gucci and Proenza Schouler, for either one of the items (no matter how saucy and trendy they are) won’t beautify you at all.
Reptile leather is an absolute hit of this season! Various colors as well as styles were offered by the leading fashion houses - quite a reason to die for the one of your own, huh? Burberry Prorsum, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hermes, Diane von Furstenberg and Jean Paul Gaultier all appeared to be big fans of the reptile skin. Such a coat looks incredibly opulent and seductive. But watch out for the Greenpeace community – the last thing you want is to be blown up by some dedicated volunteer.
These were the key outerwear trends of Fall/Winter 2013-14 season. Hopefully, now you will be able to get a coat that will both stress your natural beauty and make you feel warm and cosy. The second day of fall requires some drastic changes in your closet – so why not to start with this trendy purchase?