"Put on a jacket!" If we had a dollar for every time our mothers shouted that phrase toward us as we headed out the front door, well, we'd have a lot of dollars--probably enough to never have to resort to buying Two Buck Chuck ever again in our lifetimes. As much as we hate to admit it, Mom was right. Freezing your ass off in the name of fashion is never chic, and trying to drink the chill away (we've all done it, admit it) is more likely to result in a gnarly hangover the next day than an immediate rush of warmth. So rather than trying to deny the colder weather, we're embracing it. And instead of using coats to cover up a see and be seen outfit, we've found three stylish outerwear trends that will only enhance your cold weather ensembles.
Cool & Collarless
Looking for a jacket that won't weigh you down? Try this Tularosa Booker Jacket
, made from a black and white patterned jacquard fabric that's perfect for layering over tissue thin tees
and a pair of black skinnies
. The studded lapel adds just the right amount of edge to any ensemble, and with no added bulk, you'll be wearing this one way past winter and well into spring.
We fall hard for just about anything leopard print, and this Junim Leopard Swing Coat
is no exception. With a longline silhouette, notched lapels and open front, this wild little number looks killer layered up with other prints (like a striped tee
, as seen here), or thrown over an LBD
for a party look pièce de résistance.
Luxe Faux Fur
As if faux fur could feel any more luxurious--this Alpha Moment
boho-inspired bomber jacket just took things up a notch (or ten). Made from dip dyed, faux Mongolian shag, with a brass and silver beaded yoke, this coat will turn heads and have every girl at the party asking where it's from. Layer it over flannel
now, and pair with something sparkly
come NYE. And if black and white just isn't your thing? Try this version
on for size.