As the holidays draw near and the temperatures continue to drop, dressing warmly becomes an art we’re practicing on the daily.
There’s no denying the first and foremost goal of a good coat – to keep yourself warm even on those bone-chilling day. But the second goal, one that maybe gets a little less time in the spotlight, is to add another layer to an already really good outfit. That’s where we’re coming in. This year our merchandising teams went to work to deliver an incredible range of coats and jackets that are sure to make spirits bright, and cozy, all season long.
For our breakdown of the trends that can’t be missed, keep reading below…
Two is Better Than One
Yes, you read that right.
Consider it an opportunity to practice fun and function at the same time, like in the look above. We love a subtle staple jacket that can be worn all day long, then added a pop of wow as the true coat/outerwear piece will make snow a little more bearable. This could mean getting a few more wears out of that trusted denim jacket that treats you well year-round, or maybe opting for something a bit thicker to make sure a chill never sets in.
As for that pop of wow – see pattern below for our current favorites of a little something extra.
Before we talk extra, let’s talk classic – and it doesn’t get much more classic than a leather-look jacket. Something that says clean, put together, a bit elevated without being so heavy that you need to plan precisely when to take it off or add it on.
This season we are seeing a variety of colors along with those go-to blacks and browns make their way to the front – grabbing our attention. Also on our radar, the little details making a big impact (and lasting impression) like hardware, stitching, and even some moto-inspired piecing for those wanting to keep the look of ‘cool kid’ alive and well.
Pick a Pattern (then add length)
We promised a wow-factor – and we like to think we did not disappoint.
We love a bold pattern, and that extends to our coats. Taking a longer silhouette and giving said pattern even more room to breathe (and gain attention) and we are all-in. Whether going for something truly head-turning like an animal print, playing up your favorite go-with-everything neutrals, or picking two plaids instead of one – we love a statement piece worth starting a conversation about. (and we can promise you these will do just that.)
*stylist tip: don’t shy away from still having fun with your outfit underneath. Pattern loves more pattern, so think additional textures or some complimentary hues that may just bring some interest of their own.
Easy Does It
The only thing better that a layer that looks good, is one that is as easy to add, as it is to lose throughout the day. For both – see above.
Shackets have made themselves at home in our closets and that’s not changing any time soon. Now there is even more variety from unique, trending colors, to interior linings making sure to pull double-duty for even true winter days and nights.
If truly into more transition wear, or something keeping you strategically warm, our offering of vests is truly better than ever. You’ll find options from our favorites like BKE, Outpost Makers, even some from Ariat and more! Vests are here to stay and we are here for just that.
Some Fun in Fabrics
If you’re still wanting some fun, but aren’t completely convinced on the pattern play, we have another option – fabrics. This season is known for a party or two, so let’s bring the party to our look through some classic silhouettes made modern with trending colors and finishes like the faux leather and faux fur options above.
The best part? These coats aren’t just for looks, but do the job in keeping you winter ready, too.
After all, those who argue that beauty is pain have never encountered a Midwestern winter, and to that we say: see above.