Top Coat Trends For Fall

The perfect topper can pull an outfit together. When the weather starts to turn chilly choose the right coat or jacket for wherever you’re heading no matter the occasion.

Office appropriate: Peplum and Blazers

Peplum reigns supreme as the most flattering jacket of fall, and it works well with work trousers or a pencil skirt for those who work in a conservative office.

Work in a creative industry? Spice up your regular fall blazer by looking for one in fun patterns and prints like metallic brocades, retro geometrics or colour blocking. Also search for “Peter Pan” rounded collars on tweed work jackets to add a preppy, youthful touch to your work wardrobe. Bonus points if you find ones with beading or metallic details on the trim.

Casual running around: Big coats with big details

Be sensible and stylish when running errands by investing in a voluminous, minimalist jacket. Coming in fresh colours, with little to no details, the rounded shape and mid-thigh length is easy to wear and cozy while still keeping you fashion forward. (No accessories required!)

For those who like a more fitted, feminine feel try going for an origami-style jacket with sharp, architectural details (like a super square collar or asymmetrical hemline) either in a knit or leather for a cool casual look.

Night on the town: Leather and capes

The leather bomber you normally wear out for a night of dancing is getting a chic update this season. Shearling or fur trim and studs on shoulders and collars are the hottest trends. Also search for mixed medium jackets that have contrasting panels or sleeves (like in a tweed or knit) for a look that’s less biker and more chic.

Going somewhere fancy? Consider a classic cape either in black or a fall pattern like herringbone or houndstooth.It’s a statement piece so keep everything else polished and lady-like.

Outdoor getaway: Puffers and Vests

Quilted puffers are coming in more vibrant colours and interesting patterns this fall. Look for ones with belts that hit mid-thigh (THE coat length of the season) for a look that says “I like to be warm, but I’m also very stylish.”

Channel a feeling of 80’s decadence with an all-over fur (or faux fur) jacket or vest, and you’ll be toasty no matter where you go. Keep opulent accessories to a minimum so this look doesn’t go over the top (and there’s no need to add other fur accessories).

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