The Fashion-forward coat and jacket shapes you need to have, this winter
Words: Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | Photography: Jarred Figgins | Styling: Amber Barker
Non-negotiable winter must-haves: coats and jackets are the apex of winter style. They are a practical way to stay warm in the cold and naturally become the focal point of every look; which is why packing all your style kicks into standout outerwear picks means serving chic looks consistently through the season. From classic trench silhouettes to the puffer with all its trendy updates, there are no limits where choice is concerned, it just becomes a matter of flawless execution.
The trend of the moment with updates to infinity, the puffer jacket first made its massive comeback on A/W runways in 2016 and is only just gaining momentum. If you cop no other cover-up, this season, this is the one that will have you feeling cosy and getting all the fashion cred.
Elegant and iconic, the trench silhouette transforms every look into an effortless class act. And whether you're going for the leather and PVC variations (like Trinity from The Matrix) or keeping to the beige classic as popularised by Burberry, the levels of style elevation stay the same.
The ultimate weekend special, a parka sets a stylish tone for laid back looks where your sneakers need to take the spotlight.
According to Loewe and Dior's runway offerings for the season, the only way to do bikers is with a sherpa inner. We're in complete agreement, but do it in pink.
A tried and true classic, blazers are timeless. And more importantly, they are versatile: throw one on to elevate a casual look or seal soigné sophistication on dapper days.