‘Tis the season for trading in those flirty summer dresses for heavy coats, but dropping temps don’t have to mean dropping your sense of style. These have you covered in tweed, shearling, velvet, and other luxe fabrics in cuts that’ll have you wanting to wear your outerwear everywhere.
Stay feminine—even underneath all those layers figure-hiding layers—with a bordeaux-hued velvet coat by Comme de Garcons from Matsu ($1,480). Inspired by 1940s opera coats, this piece can be worn open, or cinched with a wide belt into an A-line shape with an empire waist. The coat can also be turned inside-out to show off the inner quilted lining and contrasting velvet border for a more casual look. Albert Kreimler plays games too, with his brown, curly, lamb-and-shearling reversible mid-length coat at Akris ($8,970). Sport the shearling side for an updated look or flip it around for a soft, curly, lamb exterior with hidden snap closures.
For a classic look, try on Nanette Lepore’s tweed Duchess coat ($495). The knee-length, timeless cut gets updated with a touch of sparkle in the weave, tweed-covered buttons, and a collar-turned-scarf with one side in tweed and the other side in blood red velvet. Ruffled sleeves and hem give the coat a soft finish. Preppies will also love lambswool cropped, fitted jackets from Daniela Corte ($465). The three-button, kimono-style jackets sport pleats at the front and the back, and come in black, chocolate, cream, and gray.
Go cutting edge with DKNY’s black, wool, knee-length coat ($450), fitted at the waist with a zipper closure to be worn up to six different ways. Zip it all the way up for a high collar look, or lay it flat to create a lapel effect. Not one to be left behind, Lilith at Akris offers up a luscious black velvet belted trench coat ($1900) made of water resistant microfiber that’ll keep you dry while staying warm.
With so many choices from flirty to edgy, you’ll have no problem keeping warm and looking cool this winter.