Summer is behind us and fall is just around the corner. While the days may be still be warm, or even downright hot, the nights are bound to feel a little chilly. How will you stay warm and cozy in the cool, autumn air? Here are a few coat and jacket trends that are emerging this season.
Faux fur appeared on the fall runways in all sorts of bright colors and bold patterns. While some models were dressed head to toe in fur, others were graced with fur only around the neck. It’s guaranteed to feel soft and fuzzy around your shoulders and to keep you warm without the need for a scarf. This faux fur coat by Laundry by Shelli Segal’s is sure to keep you cozy and fashionable.
The military inspired bomber jacket is making a presence this season. While the more traditional shades of black, brown and army green are showing up in stores, so are feminine colors and soft fabrics not typically associated with this style. In the past the bomber jacket was thrown over a t-shirt and blue jeans; picture a Top Gun type style, but this season jackets are also being paired with dresses and high heels. This faux-fur-trim faux-leather jacket by Collection B features a motorcycle jacket look with removable fur collar.
Large plaid patterns are showing up on jackets and coats that range from short and dainty to long and elegant. At some point in our lives most of us have owned a simple plaid scarf that can provide that pop of color over a black peacoat. Now imagine that bold pattern on the jacket itself! The patterns range from huge color-blocked squares to tiny black and white grids.
Many of us remember the infamous toggle coat worn by Paddington Bear. You know the adorable little bear that wore a blue coat with little wooden toggles. Well it turns out that Paddington was quite a fashionable little fellow as toggle coats are all the rage this year. Just check out this peacoat from Celebrity Pink. It features a faux-leather toggle closure, decorative buttons and a cozy removable hood.
Earth tones are in this season as various shades of tan appear in outerwear including khaki and most prominently camel colored tones. Brown shades often remind us of falling leaves and this year the color brown is showing up in just about every type of clothing. This Via Spiga faux-fur collar, wool blend coat mixes two trends: faux fur and camel colors.
No matter what option you choose, make certain that looking good is not your only criteria. You’ll also want to find a coat or jacket that can protect you from the chilly autumn nights and the even colder winter days ahead. You can find all these styles and many more at Macy’s.