09/19/12 - 0 Comments
Ten Best Fall Coats
We’ve lived in denial long enough: September marks the official fall into fall. While we are certainly not ready to put the beach days behind us, there are a few autumnal attractions that are mending our summertime breakup woes: Paris Fashion Week, the slew of fabulous TV shows on our Netflix queue and last, but certainly not least, the return of layering! Fall is undoubtedly the ideal season for dressing, and the influx of sumptuous fall coats clogging our bookmarks bar is symbolic of the extensive wardrobe offerings in the realm of outwear this season. From biker jackets to blazers to coats that will carry us into—shudder—winter, we are all about fresh fall coats. Let the retail round-up of our top 10 picks begin:
1. Rag & Bone Biker Tailcoat, rag-bone.com, $1,595
What better way to protest the end of summer than with a rebellious rocker-chic jacket from our favorite British bad boys? We fell for this jacket the moment Kate Moss rocked it in the fall campaign. From the built-in leather vest to the royal addition of tailored tailcoats, this jacket is a perfect study in contrasts. We can’t wait to pair it with everything from skinny jeans to tights and our beloved Newbury boots.
2. J. Crew Double-Cloth Slim Trench, jcrew.com, $350
Leave it to J. Crew to reinvent the classic trench with a slim silhouette perfect for fall dressing. From the slew of rich colors, we’re craving the wine-hued vintage burgundy (similar to the “It” color of the season, oxblood). We’ll be pairing this beauty with a royal blue dress and riding boots.
3. Joie Teyona Jacket, joie.com, $468
Seen at Jil Sander and Balenciaga, spliced sharp seams contrasted with cozy, oversized shapes are the ultimate in casual luxurious outerwear. We love this version from Joie, with its rich camel shade and cinching self-belt.
4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Crombie Coat, shopbop.com, $1,100
The architectural accents and rich forest green-and-grey tweed are the perfect additions to a minimalist, streamlined coat. Ladylike and demure, yet still modern? Check. We’re in love with the deep V-neckline— so perfect for framing a statement necklace!
5. Diane von Furstenberg Laurel Wool-Blend Bouclé Coat, net-a-porter.com, $695
Three cheers for chartreuse! We fell hard for this citrus coat the moment it appeared on the A/W12 catwalk, paired with an equally bright pant. Why stick with neutral peacoat when you can stand out with a sublime saffron statement piece?
6. Tory Burch Kelsey Sparkle Bouclé Tweed Coat, toryburch.com, $895
Preppy and prim, yet still packing some drama with a metallic mentality. Only Tory could do the trick. You can’t go wrong with winter white and the cable knit vibe combined with an elegant Peter Pan collar, which make this coat both ladylike and street-savvy for chilly evenings.
7. Topshop Contrast Peplum Military Coat, topshop.com, $190
We’ve worn the peplum trend into the ground, donning pretty tops over pencil skirts and casual denim for summer. Yet this cool-weather spin has us refreshed and ready to let the look linger a bit longer. The charcoal-navy combination is über-chic, while a slim belt adds perfect polish to the waistline and elongating double-breasted bodice.
8. Reiss Neeve Leather Cape Cover Up, reiss.com, $370
Okay, so maybe not quite a coat, but we’re in transition mode, okay?! The batwing sleeves and boxy bodice are prime for transitional weather, you know—when it’s too cool for a cardigan but too warm for a full-on coat. The Goldilocks of outerwear, this black leather cape is spot-on trend-wise and can be cozied up with an elbow-length pair of gloves. We love to borrow inspiration from Ms. Hepburn.
9. Plenty by Tracy Reese Off to the Ballet Coat, modcloth.com, $367.99
Baroque influences blew up the runways and this ladylike twist on opulence is simply divine. We’re digging the high collar, patterned cuffs and double-breasted detailing on this feminine magenta number.
10. AllSaints Plaid Monument Coat, allsaints.com, $495
Dark and romantic, this dramatically draped jacket is resplendent in gothic-toned plaid. The oversized collar and asymmetrical metal clasp closure add an element of surprise. Pair with a deep crimson lip and dark leather gloves for the chillier nights.