AW18 OUTERWEAR TRENDS

08 Oct , 2018

The coats and jackets WE’RE loving for A/W18 that YOU totally need in YOUR wardrobe

Winter coats are the staple in any wardrobe, and this season we've been overwhelmed with choice… The silver lining to the end of the long hot summer we’ve had is the promise of snuggling up in one of the season’s best winter coats. With everything from new takes on animal print, to bright primary colours making a fresh appearance and not forgetting the return of AW18’s street-style fave: the puffer jacket faux fur coats, there are plenty of exciting autumn trends to update your outerwear collection.

Season 7 COAT & JACKET A/W18 TOP TRENDS

ANIMAL MAGIC
yep that’s right, animal print is here to stay and is even bigger and badder than ever before
COLOUR CHAOS
curious about colour? Well deck out your A/W wardrobe with new season brights
CHECK YOU OUT
checks will always be a trend for A/W because knitted/tweed fabrics just go so perfectly hand in hand with check prints
PUFFA UP
puffers are back, and this time with a vengeance, now in checks, colour-block and even vinyl
GET COSY
why just be cosy in the comfort of your own home when you can cosy up in your new fave coat wherever you are?!
MEET THE NEW TRENCH
the fail-safe trench that has been going since the First World War has been given an A/W18 super chic makeover

 

ANIMAL MAGIC

L-R: Tom Ford, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham, Max Mara, Dolce & Gabbana

animal print womens coats & jackets by Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham, Max Mara, Dolce & Gabanna

Key takeaways (what you should look for when looking for your fail-safe animal print coat this season):

- Patch-working different colours of animal print, such as leopard, together, as seen at Tom Ford

- Mixing different fabrics together: Tom Ford has combined faux-fur and puffer jacket fabrics together to give animal print a more edgier vibes

Styling tips (what you should be wearing your surprisingly versatile animal print coat with):

- For everyday: with contrast patterns and textures, such as with checks (a consistent pattern trend for A/W) as seen at Max Mara
- For that day-to-night or even party look: with metallics or leather pants/trousers and a black t-shirt or turtle neck jumper, as seen at Tom Ford
- OR brave it with all MORE leopard as seen at the ever extravagant and oh-so-Italian fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana

 

COLOUR CHAOS

L-R: Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Marni, Delpozo, Emilia Wickstead

colourful women coats & jackets by Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Marni, Delpozo, Emilia Wickstead

Key takeaways (what you should look for when brightening up your wardrobe this season):

- Primary colours are huge within this trend so look out for reds, greens and blues (as can be seen above)
- Faux fur is always a go-to option for A/W so how about mixing a consistent trend with a new trend and opt for brightly coloured faux-furs?! As seen at Delpozo

- Oversized silhouettes, trench and cacoon coats are perfect shapes for this trend

Styling tips (what you should look be wearing your stop-traffic coat/jacket with):

- For everyday: opt for neutral colours, such as black, white and grey, and accessorise with understated pimps or with trainers (although not shown above I think this could really work). As you want the bright colour to do the talking, you could also even opt to off-set it with a lighter shade of that same colour, as seen at Emilia Wickstead.
- For that day-to-night or even party look: colour block like Delpozo and mix bright blue with candy pink, and opt for understated court shoes or scrappy stilettos for your footwear choice

 

Anne Vest Safae multi-coloured trench shearling coat

anne vest pea leather jacket and cimone multi coloured helios trench coat

anne vest ada yellow shearling womens winter coat and acasia black multi-colour shearling coat

CHECK YOU OUT

L-R: Balenciaga, Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, Fendi, Versace

womens coats & jackets by Balenciaga, Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, Fendi and Versace

Key takeaways (what you should look for if you’re looked to be checked out this season… pardon the cringe):

- Return of the check: the check is back this season in new colours, shapes and fabrics - 90s punk colours seen at Versace, cacoon and trench and perspex layered over check at VB
- Look out for brands mixing different patterns together, as can be seen at Michael Kors where they’ve added a subtle touch of leopard print to the collar and pockets

- Longer is better as you want the check to do the talking, opt for below the knee as opposed to cropped jackets

Styling tips (what you should be check-mating your new coat with):

- For everyday: layer underneath a chunky knit, whether that be in a neutral tone if you’re playing it safe (like Michael Kors) or contrasted with another bright colour (as seen at Versace)

- For that day-to-night or even party look: if you’re feeling brave enough, style with neon thick tights (as Balenciaga has done) or if you’re not feeling THAT adventurous, why not mix with a different print (deja vu) such as camo as seen at Michael Kors. OR get full on check mate by styling with check boots, perhaps a check bag and maybe even a check scarf… too much?

brown chequered womens carrington blazer by Hunkon

PUFFER UP

L-R: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Roksanda, Burberry     

women's puffer coats by Phillip Lim, Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Roksanda, Burberry

Key takeaways (what you should look for when picking your puffer):

- If you’re a puffer jacket virgin, I would initially opt for a cropped style as this is the safest option, otherwise a long-line puffer may swamp you.
- If you were living for the puffer in A/W17, why not upgrade to a check pattern? Whether that be in the traditional muted tones as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim or bright colours as seen at Burberry.

- Colour and pattern blocking is also a big deal for this trend so look out for that if you’re want to stand out from the puffer jacket crowd, because there will be a lot of you out there!

Styling tips (what you should be ‘puffing’ it out with, again sorry for the awful pun):

- As in the name, puffer jackets tend to be quite puffy, so opt for skinny jeans and leggings on your bottom half, or if you’re going for that oversized borrowed from the boys look - style with mom or straight jeans, be our guest.

- Puffer jackets are generally quite loud anyway so if you’re turning up the volume even higher with a bright colour or even print, as seen at Burberry, style with muted/neutral tones.

GET COSY

L-R: Altazurra, Giambattista Valli, 3.1 Philip Lim, Roksanda, Chloé   

womens teddy borg winter coats by Altazurra, Giambattista Valli, 3.1 Philip Lim, Roksanda, Chloé

Key takeaways (how you should wrap up warm this season):

- A/W17 we saw the teddy borg coat take off, but it’s now A/W18 and we are so over that (well… kinda), it’s not about the tight borg anymore but this super-cute curly textured borg (Roksanda)
- It also appears the longer the better, well at least you’ll keep your entire legs warm, as Altazurra showcased a floor-length show-stopping beige number

- Cow-hair texture and prints are also major for this season (well leopard print can’t have all the limelight), and here at Season 7 - we’re personally loving this beautiful Chloé trench

Styling tips (how best to layer your super cosy coat/jacket this season):

- If you’re opting for a below-the-knee, layer underneath a collared knitted dress to add some interesting dynamics to your look

- Beige is, as expected, the predominant colour within this trend and so you’ll be glad to hear that you can wear almost any colour. Why not truly embrace Autumnal colours and off-set with terracotta and tan tones, as inspired by Roksanda.

Anne Vest Coze Off White Shearling womens coat

MEET THE NEW TRENCH

L-R: Altazurra, Acne Studios, Victoria Beckham, Tory Burch, Versace     

womens trench coats by Altazurra, Acne Studios, Victoria Beckham, Tory Burch, Versace

Key takeaways (what you should look for when brightening up your wardrobe this season):

- Moving away from traditional fabrics, the options with the new trench are endless, whether that be plastic, leather, suede or vinyl. Also look out for patterns, such as checks or stripes, for your update.

- You’re also have a lot of choice on shape, opt for a more dressy and feminine shape as seen at Altazurra, or a less traditional but exciting cacoon shape as seen at Versace

Styling tips (what you should be wearing your stop-traffic coat with):

- The trench just gets more and more versatile as the styling options are also endless, we personally think it looks ultra-glam and feminine with a midi-length dress layered underneath.
- Accessorise with heeled ankle boots if you’re concerned about a long-length coat drowning you, as these will give you height.
- If you’re opting for an Autumnal colour like khaki as seen at VB or chocolate brown as seen at Tory Burch, style with other Autumnal tones, such as tan, beige and terracotta.cimone plastic rain trench coat
hunkon black corduroy womens trench coat
cimone white helios trench coat

 

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