What To Look For In A Statement Coat

woman viewing a selection of fur coats
There is no doubt about the fact that she knows how to rock a jacket. She made fashion headlines at Paris Fashion Week in her super-sized pink velvet puffer jacket designed by the up- and- coming Swedish designer Ella Boucht and then again in an unforgettable heart-shaped Yves St. Laurent red fur which she paired with cut -offs and sandals and wore it to “feed the birds” in New York’s Central Park. Weeks later, the same coat would appear on Kendall Jenner in an Instagram post, who couldn’t resist the $15,000 novelty piece herself, modeling it with ripped jeans and sneakers. If you’re looking for a statement coat this winter, and the heart shaped fur is already yesterday’s news, never fear! There is some great outerwear this year that will express and impress.

If you want to be warm and comfy this winter, shearling is a great option. Rebecca Taylor offers an off white knee length look with a Peter Pan color and wide sleeves, while BCBG lines their hip grazing version with strips of brown fur. Coach offers a luxurious shearling toggle coat and fold down hood.

Graphic Fur
This trend combines color blocking with elegance. Gabriela Hearst makes her statement with windowpane squares in a patchwork of browns, whites, blacks and burgundies on her graphic fur jacket while Jason Wu offers a classic black and white pattern featuring intersecting lines.

Spring Colors
Who says you can’t wear pastels in the winter? Certainly not J. Crew, who proudly showed off a bubble gum pink pea jacket in this year’s line-up. Other fans of the lighter shades? The new Michael Kors collection features a double breasted light blue jacket while Boss showed off its ruffled cape in orange.

Minimalist with Detail
Delpazo makes a statement this year with his belted creation of pure white with a sculpted bodice and bright floral print sleeves. Prabal brings a Western flavor with a camel colored leather coat trimmed with stitched lapels and Victoria Beckham rounds out the trend with a navy wool jacket with a fringed hem.

These wearable works of art are popping up on runways in a variety of textures and color combinations. Proenza Schouler’s patchwork fur combines animal prints and solids with a black leather biker belt and ammo strap while Tory Burch went for colors and high collars in her graphic design.

Toggle Coats
Christopher Robin meets high fashion with Parbal Burung adding a fur- trimmed hood to his all white toggle jacket while Altuzarra did a futuristic version complete with silver sparkle, and fur and shiny black.

Cropped Peacoats
Every year offers some version of this classic. This year Tommy Hilfiger showed off his military crop while Frame Denim and Tibi showed off their own waist skimming pea jackets.

Camel Leather
The seventies retro look got an upgrade on the runway this year with Derek Lam’s A-line camel leather, a cinched and flared look from The Row, and a classic trench from Banana Republic.

Think less puffer and more ankle grazing with sloping shoulders and knuckle length sleeves. Mark Jacobs garnished his black and white herringbone oversized coat with ribbons and furs; Victoria Beckham did a navy blue oversize with satin patches.

Let us know if these work for you or if you have a statement of your own in mind this year. We want to hear from you! Keep warm and rock those jackets!


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