Best Coats 2018

 There are things about Fall that do not involve Pumpkin Spice: foggy mornings for example, or spooky nights, crunching leaves underfoot, coats. In this arena F/W 2018 does not disappoint. Here’s a checklist of the best winter coat trends to shop and be seen in:

1. Softly Belted

Minimal, oversized, ankle-grazing, and cinched coats in sumptuous cashmere and wool are the strongest trend this season (best of the best are from The Row, Victoria, Beckham, Jacquemus, and Gabriele Hearst).

 The Row Fall 2018 RTW; image via Vogue.

The Row Fall 2018 RTW; image via Vogue.

2. Heritage

Heritage weaves and checked tweeds receive a modern re-work in highly sculpted or completely unstructured silhouettes as seen at Lemiare, Erdem, Cavin Klein and Balenciaga.

 Balenciaga Fall 2018 RTW; image via Vogue.

Balenciaga Fall 2018 RTW; image via Vogue.

3. Puffer

Go beyond utility with leather, long, cropped, velvet and tailored puffers (you can take notes from the Chanel, Herno, R13,  Moncler and Sacai runways).

 Sacai F/W 2018 RTW; image via Vogue.

Sacai F/W 2018 RTW; image via Vogue.

4. Vintage Leather

Leather coats and jackets echo the 70’s this season: slick trenches and haute bohemian styles in saturated earth tones are a cool alternative to the de rigueur moto.

  Chloe  leather trench from F/W 2018 RTW Collection; image via Vogue.

Chloe leather trench from F/W 2018 RTW Collection; image via Vogue.

5. Retro Sport

A longtime street favorite, retro sport styles ruled the runway at Tods, Gucci, and Giamba. The look is very 1970’s apres-ski. The bonus is you can achieve it second hand as easily as on Net-a-Porter.

 Tod’s F/W RTW 2018; image via Vogue.

Tod’s F/W RTW 2018; image via Vogue.

TO DO:

  1. Edit your closet as needed (could include consigning and donating old coats/outerwear).

  2. Get yourself one great coat-new or new to you.

  3. Wear it for days.

    XOXO,

    LUCIANN